Newfoundland in 1842: A Sequel to "The Canadas in 1841" /c B Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle, Band 2
Henry Colburn, 1842
Bonnycastle wrote several books which described the provinces in which he served as an officer, and later commander, of the Royal Engineers. This particular work, which is comprised of two volumes, focuses on Newfoundland; Bonnycastle's aim was to demonstrate the importance of Newfoundland as a British colony, and to provide an unbiased view of Newfoundland, as previous literature generally portrayed her as inhospitable and desolate. Volume one contains the general, political, natural, and physical history of Newfoundland, including information on the animals, vegetation, agriculture, and geology of the province, as well as the climatology and meteorology of the island, while volume two contains the moral history of Newfoundland and information on the province's current political economy, modern geography, and topography.
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Seite 339 - With many reasons to prooue how worthy and beneficiall a Plantation may there be made, after a far better manner than now it is. Together with the Laying open of certaine Enormities and abuses committed by some that trade to that Countrey, and the ineanes laid downe for reformation thereof.
Seite 226 - On this question of principle, while actual suffering was yet afar off, they raised their flag against a power, to which, for purposes of foreign conquest and subjugation, Rome, in the height of her glory, is not to be compared ; a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.
Seite 5 - Also Cod, which alone draweth many nations thither; and is become the most famous fishing of the world.
Seite 2 - I grant it is more cold than in countries of Europe, which are under the same elevation : even so it cannot stand with reason and nature of the clime, that the south parts should be so intemperate as the bruit hath gone.
Seite 5 - CommoJities. 57 all which neede not to be wanting in the Newfound land, if we had intent there to inhabite. In the South parts we found no inhabitants, which by all likelihood have abandoned those coastes, the same being so much frequented by Christians : But in the North are savages altogether harmelesse. Touching the commodities of this countrie, serving either for sustentation of inhabitants, or for maintenance of traffique, there are & may be made divers : so y...
Seite 2 - Hand round about hath very many goodly bayes and harbors, safe roads for ships, the like not to be found in any part of the knowen world. The common opinion that is had of intemperature...