The History of New-Hampshire. Volume III; Containing a Geographical Description of the State with Sketches of Its Natural History, Productions, Improvements, and Present State of Society and Manners, Laws and Government. by Jeremy

The History of New-Hampshire. Volume III; Containing a Geographical Description of the State with Sketches of Its Natural History, Productions, Improvements, and Present State of Society and Manners, Laws and Government. by Jeremy

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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. 1792 edition. Excerpt: ...of them might not perhaps be disputed; but a distinction ought to be made between those parts of America and others in far different circumstances. If authors profess to write as philosophers they should seek for information frorri the purest sources, and not content Robertson's History America, Vol. II. p. 17.-Kinds' thoughts on Emigration to America, political MJE zinc, 1783. p. 261. J content themselves with theorising on subjects, which can be determined only by fact and. observation.; or with: forming general conclusions-, 'from partial reports.. If they, write as politicians, their aim may indeed be answered by stating facts in a delusive.light; and by representing America as a grave to Europeans, they may throw discouragement on emigration;ta this, country. It is at the fame time amusing to observe the inconsistent conclusions of these theorising philosophers; for' whilst one condemns the air of woodland as destructive to life and health, another celebrates it ascontaining nutritive particles, and asserts that men who live in.the woods consume less food than those who dwell in open countries. But notwithstanding Hie dreams of European philosophers, or the interested views of European politicians, America can best be described by those who have for a long time resided in it. Those who have not seen it at all, and thoftf' who have passed through it with the rapidity of a traveller, can be very inadequate judges; yet unhappily there are many of both theseclasses of writers, whose accounts have gained more credit than they deserve. In that part of America which it falls to myfot to describe, an ' uncleared and uncultivated 'foil' is so far from being an object of dread, that..! '. Atibe Raynal. History Indies. Vol.-I'll. p. 278. r that there...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536827
  • 9781236536822