Voyages To Various Parts Of The World; Made Between The Years 1800 And 1831

Paperback | May 7, 2012

byGeorge Coggeshall

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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. 1853 Excerpt: ...a few hundred pounds, besides what they retain for their own use. Tropical fruits, such as oranges, lemons, plantains, bananas, and pineapples, grow here in profusion, almost without cultivation. These people also raise pigs, goats, turkeys, fowls, and other domestic animals. The climate of the south side of this island, though warm, is far from being unhealthy. The face of the country south of the high ridge of mountains, is beautifully diversified with hills and dales, and taking into consideration every thing pertaining to it, it certainly is a very desirable and beautiful country. I frequently saw along the roadside, wild coffee in full bearing, and when cultivated in the smallest degree, it produces an abundant crop. I have thus far endeavored to describe how bountiful Providence has been to these people, and will now with reluctance state how little they appreciate the rich blessings of a kind ProvidenceThe greatest part of them are extremely indolent and filthy, spending hour after hour swinging in their hammocks, when they should be attending to their farms. In almost every house are slung two or three grass hammocks, and instead of inviting you to take a chair as in other countries, they ask you to take a swing in a hammock. On Sundays and holidays they will ride five or six miles to attend a dance or a cock-fight, and are deeply steeped in the dark superstition of the Roman Catholic religion. Still, notwithstanding their ignorance, idleness, and superstition, they are apparently happy, or at least contented in their own ideas of social life, for when one of these small farmers is mounted for a ride on horseback, with his long machete dangling by his side, he throws all the cares of life to the wind, and snuffs the fresh air in self-sufficiency and...

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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. 1853 Excerpt: ...a few hundred pounds, besides what they retain for their own use. Tropical fruits, such as oranges, lemons, plantains, bananas, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217955606

ISBN - 13:9780217955607

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