The British Colonial Library, [comprising a Popular and Authentic Description of All the Colonies of the British Empire, Their History--physical Geography--geology--climate--animal, Vegetable, and Mineral Kingdoms--government--finance--military Defence--commerce--shipping--monetary System--religion--population, White and Coloured--education and the Press--emigration, Social State, &c.]: West Indies: comprising British Guiana, Barbadoes, St. Vincent's, St. Lucia, Dominica, Montserrat, Antigua, St. Christopher's, &c., &c. 1837
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acres animal Antigua appearance Barbadoes beautiful becomes Berbice Bermuda bird body branches British brown called Caribs coast coffee colony colour consisting containing Cotton Court covered creek cultivation dark deep Demerara district ditto east English Essequibo European excellent exports extending extremely fall feet females fish five four French frequently fruit George Governor green grey ground grows Guiana half head height hills houses inches Indians inhabitants island land leaves legs length light live Lord Males miles mountains nearly negroes officers parish persons Plantains population possession present principal PRODUCE quantity rain resembling river shape ships side situate slaves soil species sterling strong sugar tail timber Town tree twelve twenty vegetable West Indies whole wood yellow
Strona 307 - Forthwith the sounds and seas, each creek and bay, With fry innumerable swarm, and shoals Of fish, that with their fins and shining scales Glide under the green wave, in sculls that oft Bank the mid sea...
Strona 319 - ... absolutely and for ever manumitted; and that the children thereafter to be born to any such persons, and the offspring of such children, shall in like manner be free from their birth ; and that from and after the first day of August, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, SLAVERY shall be, and is hereby utterly and for ever ABOLISHED and declared unlawful throughout the BRITISH colonies, plantations, and possessions abroad.
Strona 185 - The exact date of the discovery of Barbados is not known. It is said to have been first visited by the Portuguese, who, finding it uninhabited and rude in appearance, named the isle Los Barbados, from the number of bearded fig-trees which they found.
Strona i - O'ER the glad waters of the dark blue sea, Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free, Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam, Survey our empire, and behold our home!
Strona 64 - An iron pot is filled with sand, and set on the fire till the sand is very hot. Two or three pounds of the grain are then thrown in, and well mixed with the sand by stirring. Each grain bursts and throws out a white substance of twice its bigness.
Strona 222 - When forests are destroyed, as they are every where in America by the European planters, with an imprudent precipitation, the springs are entirely dried up, or become less abundant. The beds of the rivers, remaining dry during a part of the year, are converted into torrents, whenever great rains fall on the heights.
Strona 215 - Vast globular bodies of fire were seen projected from the fiery furnace, and bursting, fell back into it, or over it, on the surrounding bushes, which were instantly set in flames. About four hours from the lava boiling over the crater, it reached the sea, as we could observe from the reflection of the fire, and the electric flashes attending it.
Strona 115 - ... hothouses. Some of the species are also cultivated in tropical countries for their fruit, particularly those of which the fruit is known by the name Granadilla (qv). The fruit of P. edulis is also somewhat acid and of a pleasant flavour, and ices flavoured with it are delicious.