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Pagina 91 - The balmy spirit of the western gale Eternal breathes on fruits untaught to fail : Each dropping pear a following pear supplies, On apples apples, figs on figs arise : The same mild season gives the blooms to blow, The buds to harden, and the fruits to grow. Here order'd vines in equal ranks appear, With all the...
Pagina 147 - The State of the Island of Jamaica. Chiefly in Relation to its Commerce, and the Conduct of the Spaniards in the West- Indies, hf.
Pagina 168 - Views of the Present State of Slavery in the West Indies, or an examination of Mr. Stephen's "Slavery of the British West India Colonies...
Pagina 85 - American frontier, which hasjnstnowoccnrred, also suggests Mexico as a competitor, if not with Jamaica, at least with Florida. California is even a competitor, but the effect of her competition is simply to supply the markets on the Pacific coast, and even there California has to struggle against the shipment of oranges from Tahiti and other islands in the Pacific. At present the countries bordering the coasts of the Mediterranean are competitors more for the supply of lemons to the United States...
Pagina 91 - There also, laden with its fruit he form'd A vineyard all of gold ; purple he made The clusters, and the vines supported stood By poles of silver set in even rows.
Pagina 42 - ... unfruitful, the shoots may then be cut off, and if enveloped in earth, and covered with matting, can be transplanted in places 30 or 40 inches distant. The ground should be first well prepared with manure, and freely manured afterwards : the manure being half water. Here, as before, the plants should be hoed from time to time. In many cases fresh earth, pulverized bricks, ashes, &c., are used for manure. Some years the husbandman has his crop injured by worms, he needs therefore to seek for and...
Pagina 72 - ... plan, in short, which is one of neglect or lucky chance, left to take the place of intelligent guidance. The earliest cultivators of oranges in this island were the enslaved negroes, and the oldest trees yielding the largest crops are only to be found on those parts of estates which were set apart for the cottages and gardens of the slaves. I know of a small sugar estate on which, forty years after emancipation, the fruits of the orange trees planted by the old negroes around their dwellings,...
Pagina 179 - THE TROPICAL WORLD : a Popular Scientific Account of the Natural History of the Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms in Equatorial Regions. With 8 Chromoxylographs and 172 Woodcut Illustrations. 8vo. 21s. FOREST CREATURES. By CHARLES BONER, Author of ' Chamois Hunting in the Mountains of Bavaria,
Pagina 26 - Natives on account of its elasticity and consequent suitableness for bow-strings. Sir W. Jones says : - " From the leaves of this plant the ancient Hindus extracted a very long elastic thread, called Maurvi, of which they made bow-strings, and which for that reason was ordained by Menu to form the sacrificial zone of the military classes.
Pagina 30 - Manilla ladies, although they are rather expensive; the price of the former, when of good quality, being from about five to ten pounds sterling each, while for a scarf of average quality and colour about thirty pounds is paid. The coarser descriptions can be had for much less money than the sums mentioned ; and the finest qualities would cost from three to four times more than the amounts I have set down.

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