New Voyages and Travels: Consisting of Originals, Translations, and Abridgements, Volume 3

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Sir Richard Phillips, 1820

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Page 82 - But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers...
Page 87 - Was, to behold the nations all on fire, In cruel broils engaged, and deadly strife : Most Christian kings, inflamed by black desire, With honourable ruffians in their hire, Cause war to rage, and blood around to pour : Of this sad work when each begins to tire, They sit them down just where they were before, Till for new scenes of woe peace shall their force restore.
Page 36 - Know ye not that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates ?" This is the touchstone of faith.
Page 85 - It actually consists of twenty-six members. But as a representative is allowed for every fifteen thousand citizens, it would be more numerous, if all the provinces had "sent delegates in that ratio of population. With some exceptions, and particularly of that palladium of our rights, which is unknown to the civil law, the trial by jury, the provisional constitution will be found, on an attentive perusal, to contain, a distinct recognition, of many of the vital principles of free government. A church...
Page 31 - ... with trees which remain in constant verdure ; a climate always temperate. and healthy; small islands scattered here and there,: equally covered with verdure ; the soil extremely productive; all combine to render it in appearance the most delightful country in the world.
Page 99 - The summit of the Lookout mountain overlooks the whole country. And to those who can be delighted with the view of an interminable forest, penetrated by the windings of a bold river, interspersed with hundreds of verdant prairies, and broken by many ridges and mountains, furnishes in the month of May, a landscape, which yields to few others, in extent, variety or beauty.
Page 99 - And here, I cannot forbear pausing a moment to call your attention to the grand and picturesque scenery which opens to the view of the admiring spectator. The country is still possessed by the aborigines, and the hand of civilization has done but little to soften the wild aspect of nature. The Tennessee river, having concentrated into one mass the numerous streams it has received in its course of three or four hundred miles, glides through an extended valley with a rapid and overwhelming current,...
Page 88 - By some it was said, that the inhabitants of the eastern shore were anxious that a reconciliation should take place, whilst the people in the country preferred their present state. I must not omit to take a glance at the situation of Paraguay. This province presents a singular spectacle. It stands aloof from the rest. The people, with the aid of the few remaining royal troops, repulsed an army sent to compel them to join the common standard. Very soon afterwards they expelled the royalists, and set...
Page 86 - They seem to concur in the proposition, to have a chief magistrate elected for a term of years, and a representative legislature to consist of two branches. A senate, to constitute the most permanent body, and a house of representatives, whose term of service will be of shorter duration.

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