Where the Twain Meet

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E.P. Dutton, 1922 - 335 páginas

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Página 75 - The Creole language is not confined to the negroes. Many of the ladies, who have not been educated in England, speak a sort of broken English, with an indolent drawling out of their words, that is very tiresome if not disgusting.
Página 69 - They are whip'd till they are Raw; some put on their Skins Pepper and Salt to make them smart, at other times their Masters will drop melted Wax on their Skins and use several very exquisite Torments.
Página 95 - The negroes are so wilful and loath to leave their own country, that they have often leaped out of the canoes, boat and ship, into the sea, and kept under water till they were drowned...
Página 68 - Rebellions burning them, by nailing them down on the ground with crooked Sticks on every Limb, and then applying the Fire by degrees from the Feet and Hands, burning them gradually up to the Head, whereby their pains are extravagant.
Página 69 - For running away they put Iron Rings of great weight on their Ankles, or Pottocks about their Necks, which are Iron Rings with two long Necks rivetted to them, or a Spur in the Mouth.
Página 308 - ... he assured him that he should not live long to triumph in his death, for that he had taken good care to Obeah him before his quitting the prison. It certainly did happen, strangely enough, that, before the year was over, the most violent storm took place ever known in Jamaica ; and as to the gaoler, his imagination was so forcibly struck by the threats of the dying man, that, although every care was taken of him, the power of medicine exhausted, and even a voyage to America undertaken, in hopes...
Página 133 - ... of housekeepers. Soon after my arrival at Cornwall, I asked my attorney whether a clever-looking brown woman, who seemed to have great authority in the house, belonged to me ? — No ; she was a free woman. Was she in my service, then ? — No ; she was not in my service. I began to grow impatient. — " But what does she do at Cornwall ? Of what use is she in the house?
Página 120 - mate, or furgecn, or both, to prefent him with a piece of " fire in one hand, and a piece of yam in the other, and to let " me know what effect that had upon him; it was reported " tome, that he took the yam and eat it, and threw the fire lt oveihoard.
Página 63 - The passions of the mind have a very great power on mankind here, especially hysterical women and hypochondriacal men. These cannot but have a great share in the cause of several diseases, some of the people living here being in such circumstances as not to be able to live easily elsewhere; add to this that there are not wanting some as everywhere else, who...
Página 96 - ... tis then they attempt to make their escape, and mutiny; to prevent which we always keep centinels upon the hatchways, and have a chest full of small arms, ready loaden and prim'd, constantly lying at hand upon the quarter-deck, together with some granada shells; and two of our quarter-deck guns, pointing on the deck thence, and two more out of the steerage...

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