This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1805 Excerpt: ...in this pursuit, have not forgotten the Brasils, where their emissaries are sufficiently active in the cause of anarchy and and confusion. The mother-country aware of the slippery tenure by which the colony is held, with all the fears of a weak despot, prohibits the erection of a printing-press. Should the Brasils ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1805 Excerpt: ...in this pursuit, have not forgotten the Brasils, where their emissaries are sufficiently active in the cause of anarchy and and confusion. The mother-country aware of the slippery tenure by which the colony is held, with all the fears of a weak despot, prohibits the erection of a printing-press. Should the Brasils revolt from their allegiance to the parent state, which in the course of national events is by no means improbable, and to which present appearances would authorize the fixing no very distant period; the immense regions of Spanish America will doubtless pursue the same steps. This region of the globe appears, from its geographical position, to be peculiarly adapted to the growth of powerful states; while its natural divisions, and external aspect, are eminently favourable to the preservation of liberty: for though, in its extent, it it occupies the whole of the torrid zone, from its great elevation it enjoys a more temperate climate than the southern provinces of Europe, and is consequently more congenial to freedom. Had South America been colonized by a northern people, who would have cherished the freedom they conveyed thither, it would at this day have presented a very different appearance I I CHAP. IV. )?rom Rio Janeiro to the Cape of Good Hope.--Islands of Tristan d'Acunha.--Cape Town.--Simmon's Town.--Dutch.--Departure from the Cape.--Island of St. Paul.--Arrival at Port Philip. juy3.' On quitting the American coast under the tropic of Capricorn, the seaman takes leave of summer seas and gentle breezes for the rest of his voyage through the southern hemisphere; his care then consists in preparing his vessel to encounter the turbulent elements he is to meet with. But the storm which terrifies the landman into repentance, and vows of amendment...
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Near Fine in Slipcase jacket. 8vo. xv, 239pp, tables, addenda, errata. Or full leather in slipcase. Some minor edge wear to slipcase which is also creased on the spine. The book itself in excellent condition with spare title label at rear. Limited to 500 copies of which this #292.
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