A voyage to Saint Domingo, in the years 1788, 1789, and 1790. Tr. by J. Wright

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Сторінка 69 - There still remain in both parts of the united kingdom some great estates which have continued without interruption in the hands of the same family since the times of feudal anarchy. Compare the present condition of those estates with the possessions of the small proprietors in their neighbourhood, and you will require no other argument to convince you how unfavourable such extensive property is to improvement.
Сторінка 291 - They did promise and vow three things in my name. First, that I should renounce the devil and all his works, the pomps and vanities of this wicked world, and all the sinful lusts of the flesh.
Сторінка 63 - ... the pabula of emulation, of rivalry and of discord; which inspire so much pride, and create so many claims in some; so much ambition and envy in others; shrink to nothing, and entirely disappear before the sole title of WHITE. It is by your skin, however branded it may be, and not by your parchment, however worm-eaten, that your pretensions to gentility are judged. — Francis Alexander Stanilaus, Baron de Wimpffen, A Voyage to Saint Domingue, in the Years 1788, 1789, and 17go "Never Had Such...
Сторінка 110 - I have here a variety of books, bound and unbound, which are as free from injury now as they were on the day of my arrival. It is true I took care of them; but this care is...
Сторінка 215 - Chaperon *, is followed, and admired for flie is rich and beautiful! So much for what I have heard, and now for what I have feen. The day after my return, I was walking before the cafa of a planter with one of his neighbours, when we overheard him bid a negro go into the...
Сторінка 113 - Their converfation, when it is not licentious, is infipid, which is not fo much their fault as that of the men who frequent them. Sufceptible of delicate feelings, they want nothing perhaps, to be completely amiable, but the degree of instruction...
Сторінка 125 - ... gallopavo) seems at one time to have been feral on the island since the Baron de Wimpffen in his Voyage to Saint Domingo in the years 1788, 1789 and 1790 says (p. 124) " the turkeys, which the Jesuits seem only to have domesticated for themselves, had again run wild " and on the following page remarks " when we are in want of game, I take my gun, go into the coverts, and bring home a turkey, just as a sportsman, with you, does a snipe, or a woodcock.
Сторінка 244 - Enveloped in his blanket, and tranquilly feated on the ruins, he fees with the fame eye, the fmoke which exhales from his pipe, and the torrents of flame which devour the profpects of a whole generation ! I come, Sir, to your laft queftion.
Сторінка 112 - Bacchantes who would madly ruin on the palpitating remains of the wretched Orpheus, fcarcely feem to have ftrength enough to drag along their limbs, or articulate their words. " It is from thefe women that the houfekeepers are ufually taken ; that is to fay, the acknowledged miflreffes of the greateft part of the unmarried whites.
Сторінка 334 - To discuss the Rights of Man before such people, what is it but to teach them that power dwells with strength and strength with...

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