The Present State of the British Empire in Europe, America, Africa and Asia

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W. Griffin, 1768 - 486 pages

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Page 301 - The German and Scotch-Irish elements in the frontier of the South were only less great. In the middle of the present century the German element in Wisconsin was already so considerable that leading publicists looked to the creation of a German state out of the commonwealth by concentrating their colonization.
Page 267 - The day of this ceremony is appointed in the council of their chiefs, who give orders for every thing which may enable them to celebrate it with pomp and magnificence. The riches of the nation are exhausted on this occasion, and all their ingenuity displayed.
Page 77 - His office, which continues alfo for life, is to affift the chancellor in the government of the univerfity, and to hear and determine capital caufes, according to the laws of the land, and the privileges of the univerfity.
Page 261 - ... are sure the person who spoke before them has finished all he had to say. They have therefore the greatest contempt for the vivacity of the Europeans, who interrupt each other, and frequently speak altogether.
Page 327 - They temper the heat as they pleafe, by running a ftick into the wall of clay, and giving it air. Pitch is made by boiling tar in large iron kettles fet in furnaces, or burning it in round clay holes made in the earth. The greateft quantity of pitch and tar as made in North Carolina.
Page 268 - ... according to the degree in which corruption has prevailed over them, or the manner in which it has attacked them. Some appear dry and withered; others have a sort of parchment upon their bones; some look as if they were baked and smoked, without any appearance of rottenness; some are just turning towards the point of putrefaction'; while others are all swarming with worms, and drowned in corruption. I know not...
Page 298 - ... all mankind; a commonwealth, which, in the space of about seventy years, from a beginning of a few hundreds of refugees and indigent men, has grown to be a numerous and flourishing people; a people, -who, from a perfect -wilderness, have brought their territory to a...
Page 113 - Good friend, for Jefus' fake forbear To dig the duft inclofed here : Bleft be the man that fpares thefe ftones, And curft be he that moves my bones.
Page 325 - ... when it is at its height, it is generally eighteen inches tall. It is fit for cutting, if all things anfwer well, in the beginning of July.
Page 274 - Ares ; after having fo mangled the body that it is all but one wound ; after having mutilated his face in...

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