A History of the Brazil

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821 - 30 Seiten
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Seite 10 - Tis thou, thrice sweet and gracious goddess, addressing myself to LIBERTY, whom all in public or in private worship, whose taste is grateful, and ever will be so, till NATURE herself shall change no tint of words can spot thy snowy mantle...
Seite 56 - Hail, source of being ! universal soul Of Heaven and earth ! essential presence, hail! To thee I bend the knee ; to thee my thoughts, Continual, climb ; who, with a master hand, Hast the great whole into perfection touch'd.
Seite 6 - Where my tired mind might rest, and call it home. There is a magic in that little word : It is a mystic circle that surrounds Comforts and virtues never known beyond The hallowed limit.
Seite 90 - So on he fares, and to the border comes, Of Eden, where delicious Paradise, Now nearer, crowns with her enclosure green, % As with a rural mound, the champaign head Of a steep wilderness, whose hairy sides With thicket overgrown, grotesque and wild, Access denied ; and overhead up grew Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene; and, as the ranks ascend, Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view.
Seite 234 - ... same metal, and a hog for twenty-eight. Two octavas of gold were demanded for a pound of sugar ; and every article of subsistence was procured only by payment in the same proportion. The dealers who conveyed the necessaries of life by a tedious journey, were enriched ; but the mines were still more lucrative at this period. Many were at length induced to devote a portion of their time to the cultivation of the necessaries of life, that the gold which they collected, might not be consumed in payment...
Seite 50 - But a few years since, during the residence of the court of Lisbon at Rio, the queen of Portugal, who had the character of being extremely particular and peremptory on this point, was taking her usual ride to a small cottage and garden at the bottom of the Orange Valley, when she met Lord Strangford, who refused to comply with the accustomed ceremony. The cadets instantly insulted his lordship, by using their swords in compelling him to dismount The only redress which his lordship obtained, was the...
Seite 51 - The consequence was, that orders were immediately issued, that no foreigner should be compelled to pay more courtesy than his own sovereign would require from him. Since that time, however, an English merchant, who...
Seite 128 - ... to go at large, when they accompany it to the field. • In a little time, and without more instruction, they are so familiarized with the sheep, that they never separate from them. When it happens that a ewe lambs in the field, and the lamb cannot accompany the mother, in consequence of its not yet having sufficient strength to follow her, one of the dogs watches near, and, if he finds that the lamb cannot follow the mother to the flock, he carries it in his mouth, without doing it the least...
Seite 128 - ... habituated to treat them as her young, when, upon opening their eyes, and seeing no other benefactor, they attach themselves to her, and play with the lambs as if they were of the same species. Nothing is ever given them to eat : they are shut in the fold with the sheep, and, on obtaining strength and vigour to attend the flock, they are suffered to go at large, when they accompany it to the field. In a little time, and without more instruction, they are so familiarized with the sheep, that they...
Seite 208 - The Guaycurus are of medium stature, well made, healthy, robust, and appear formed to the most painful and laborious undertakings. Bodily defects are exceedingly rare; but blind persons sometimes are seen. Their teeth are black from the prodigious quantity of tobacco which they use. The women always carry a piece between the under-lip and gums. They paint the body with the dye of the...

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