The Natural History of North-Carolina: With an Account of the Trade, Manners, and Customs of the Christian and Indian Inhabitants. Illustrated with Copper-plates, Whereon are Curiously Engraved the Map of the Country, Several Strange Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Snakes, Insects, Trees, and Plants, &c

Передняя обложка
James Carson. For the author, 1737 - Всего страниц: 417
0 Отзывы
Google не подтверждает отзывы, однако проверяет данные и удаляет недостоверную информацию.

Результаты поиска по книге

Отзывы - Написать отзыв

Не удалось найти ни одного отзыва.

Другие издания - Просмотреть все

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения

Популярные отрывки

Стр. 396 - ... at with all his strength. At last the snake's twitches grew weaker and weaker, till, by degrees, he felt him not ; and opening the bed he was found dead, and the man thought himself better. The Indian came in the morning, and seeing the snake dead, told the man that his distemper was...
Стр. 40 - Dancing they are all fond of, especially when they can get a Fiddle, or Bag-pipe; at this they will continue Hours together, nay, so attach'd are they to this darling Amusement, that if they can't procure Musick, they will sing for themselves.
Стр. 32 - Affairs of the House they are very well acquainted withal; so that you shall see them, whilst very young, manage their Business with a great deal of Conduct...
Стр. 33 - Negro's in hard labour, and others quite the reverse; for I have frequently seen them come to the towns, and there remain drinking rum, punch, and other liquors for eight or ten days successively...
Стр. 394 - Brother, you have been a long time Sick, and I know you have given away your Slaves to your English Doctors. What made you do so, and now become poor? They do not know how to cure you; for it is an Indian Distemper, which your People know not the Nature of. If it had been an English Disease, probably they could have cured you; and had you come to me at first I would have cured you for a small matter, without taking away your Servants that made Corn for you and your Family to eat; and yet, if you...
Стр. 287 - Girls, which are those designed to get Money by their Natural Parts, these are discernable by the Cut of their Hair; their tonsure differing from all others of that Nation, who are not of their Profession, which Method is intended to prevent Mistakes; for the Savages of America are desirous (if possible) to keep their Wives to themselves, as well as those in other Parts of the World. When any Addresses are made to one of these Girls, she immediately acquaints her Parents therewith, and they tell...
Стр. 99 - ... was evidently not at that time numerous in the Carolinas, t A few years after the publication of Lawson's work, this same region was visited by John Brickell. who passed through nearly the same districts as those traversed by Lawson. Brickell wrote concerning the buffalo as follows : " The Bvffelo, or wild Beef, is one of the largest wild Beasts that is yet known in these parts of America ; it hath a Bunch upon it's Back, and thick, short Horns, bending forward This Monster of the Woods seldom...
Стр. 257 - The Planters make their Servants or Negroes cut large Cavities on each side of the Pitch-Pine Tree (which they term Boxing of the Tree) wherein the Turpentine runs...
Стр. 32 - Women are the most industrious Sex in that Place, and, by their good Houswifry, make a great deal of Cloath of their own Cotton, Wool and Flax; some of them keeping their Families (though large) very decently apparel'd, both with Linnens and Woollens, so that they have no occasion to run into the Merchant's Debt, or lay their Money out on Stores for Cloathing.
Стр. 100 - I have been inform'd) weigh from 1,600 to 2,400 pounds Weight. There are a very fierce Creature, and much larger than an Ox There were two of the Calves of this Creature taken alive in the Year 1730, by some of the Planters living near...

Библиографические данные