Collections of the Georgia Historical Society Volume 2

Collections of the Georgia Historical Society Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ... Britain-in the desert rise. Delicious nectar, powerful to improve Our hospitable mirth and social love-: This for thy jovial sons.--Nor less the care Of thy young province, to oblige the Fair; Here tend the silk worm in the verdant shade, The frugal matron and the blooming maid.." From the whole, we doubt not the reader will look upon us as sufficiently punished for our credulity.-And indeed, who would not have been catched with such promises, such prospects'! What might not the poor man flatter himself with, from such an alteration in his situation? And how much more might a gentleman expect from a plentiful stock of his own, and numbers of servants to set up with'! Could-a person with the least faith, have questioned the committing hisinterests to such guardians, and such a tender father as Mr. Oglethorpe was believed to be'! Whether he has acted that generous, that humane, that fatherly part, the following narrative must determine. As for those poetical licenses touching the wine and silk, we do not transcribe them as a reflection upon the author, but as a satire upon the mismanagement of those manufac tures, since no measure 'were taken-that seemed really _ iilfended for their advancement. We no wise question the possibility of advancing such improvements in Georgia, with far less sums of money, properly applied, than the public has bestowed. But not even the flourishing of wine and silk, can make a colony of British subjects happy, if they are deprived of the liberties and properties of their birthright. We have endeavored to the utmost to be tender of characters; but as we undertake to write an account of facts and truths, there is no help for it, when those facts and truths press home.-_ _-It is...
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236885244
  • 9781236885241