Common-Place Book

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... on being retaken, to have his ears cut off, and be burnt on the back with a fleurde-lis! for the second offence to be hamstrung! and hanged for the third. On ne tcauroit doutet, says P. Fauquo the Jesuit, que la teverite de eel loix n'en retienne le pint grand nombre dans Ic devoir. Where did he find his notions of duty? He says also, 'il n'y a guere a"operative pour le talut a" un negre qui meurt dam ton marronnage.t Lettres Edifiantcs, torn. 8, p. 8, 10, edition 1781. His arguments when he got among the Marroons are curious enough. 'Souvtntz-vout, met chert enfam, que quoique vout toyez ttclavti, vena etei cependant Chrttient comme vol Martret I Quet malheur pour vout ti, apret avoir ete let etclavet del hommci en ce monde et dam le tempi, vout deveniez let etclavet du demon pendant toute ttternite. Ce malheur pourtant vout arrivera infailliblement, si vout nc vout rangez pat a votre devoir, puisquc vout etet dam un etat habituel de damnation, car, tant parler du tort que vout faitei a vol maitrei en let privant de votre travail, vout n'entcndez point le mate let jours taintt; vout n'approchtz point del Sacramem; vout vivtz dam le concubinage, n' etant pat mariel devant vot legitimes Patteurt.' "--P. 20. How triumphantly might the negro have replied! meet: --Protettant Hon. "Notwithstanding they are much moie free from cares in their natural state, an irresistible desire of freedom sometimes breaks out in individuals. This may probably be referred to the national character. Their attachment to a wandering life, their love of alternate exercise in fishing and hunting, and entire indolence, seem in their eyes to overbalance all the advantages they enjoy at the mission, which to us appear very great: the consequence is, that...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 728 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 37mm | 1,279g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658919X
  • 9781236589194