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The Sugar-Cane: A Poem. in Four Books: With Notes. by James Grainger, M.D. &c
Náhled není k dispozici. - 2018
adorn Barbadoes beautiful boast botanical name breeze burst calaloo Cane-lands charms chief Christopher clime coco-nut tree coction colour compost cool crops cultivated Dæmons death destroy distant Dumb Cane English Eurus fair fame feeds flames flowers French call fruit gang green grows guava Heaven Indian name island isles Jamaica juice labour land leaves Leeward Island less lofty mountains muscovado muse Naiads native nectar Negroe-train Negroes night nuts o'er plain plant plantation planter pods poison praise prickly produces purple rain reigns rich rocky root round shade shrub slaves soil song soon soursop South-America Spaniards species streams sugar SUGAR-CANE Surinam swains sweet swell tamarinds taste Theana thee thine Thrice thro thy Canes toil treaty of Breda vast wave West-Indies whence wholesome wild wind winged worms Would'st thou yellow yield
Strana 14 - The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as, at this day, to Indians known, In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade, High overarch'd, and echoing walks between...
Strana 83 - She thus address'd the youth, whom yet she knew : " Welcome, my Junio, to thy native shore ! " Thy sight repays this summons of my fate : " Live, and live happy ; sometimes think of me : " By night, by day, you still engag'd my care ; " And, next to God, you now my thoughts employ : " Accept of this My little all I give ;
Strana 71 - A horrid stench the pools, the main emits; Fearful the genius of the forest sighs; The mountains moan; deep groans the cavern'd cliff. A night of vapour, closing fast around, Snatches the golden noon.
Strana 75 - Wild, thro' the mountain's quivering rocky caves, Like the dread Crash of tumbling planets, roars. When tremble thus the pillars of the globe, Like the tall coco by the fierce North blown; Can the poor, brittle tenements of man Withstand the dread convulsion? Their dear homes, (Which shaking, tottering, crashing, bursting, fall) The boldest fly; and, on the open plain...
Strana 101 - ... that a regular form of government took place. Then was tobacco planted, and negroes imported into Virginia. Since that time it has gradually improved, and does not now contain fewer than 100,000 white people of better condition, besides twice as many servants and slaves. The best shingles come from Egg Harbour.
Strana 106 - This, by the natives, is emphatically called the Dumb Cane; for a small quantity of its juice being rubbed on the brim of a drinking vessel, whoever drinks out of it, soon after will have his lips and tongue enormously swelled. A physician, however, who wrote a short account of the diseases of Jamaica...
Strana 14 - Milk« in the following lines: The fig-tree, not that kind renown'd for fruit, But such as at this day to Indians known, In Malabar and Decan spreads her arms ; Branching so broad and long, that in the ground. The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother-tree, a pillar'd shade, High over-arch'd, and echoing walks between.
Strana 17 - For tho' the clouds relent in nightly rain, Tho' thy rank Canes wave lofty in the gale: Yet will the arrow,* ornament of woe, 170 (Such monarchs oft-times give) their jointing stint; Yet will winds lodge them, ravening rats destroy, Or troops of monkeys thy rich harvest steal. The earth must also wheel around the sun, And half perform that circuit; ere the bill...