I had several men who died in my ship of calentures, so that I was forced to get recruits out of Barbadoes
and the Leeward Islands, where I touched, by the direction of the merchants who employed me; which I had soon too much cause to repent: for I found afterwards, that most of them had been buccaneers.
I paid one hundred and eighty guineas for it to an English sailor in the Barbadoes
If an angry bigot assumes this bountiful cause of Abolition, and comes to me with his last news from Barbadoes
, why should I not say to him, 'Go love thy infant; love thy wood-chopper; be good-natured and modest; have that grace; and never varnish your hard, uncharitable ambition with this incredible tenderness for black folk a thousand miles off.
I near died of the scurvy and was rotten with it six months in Barbadoes
We found her a ship of Bristol, bound home from Barbadoes, but had been blown out of the road at Barbadoes a few days before she was ready to sail, by a terrible hurricane, while the captain and chief mate were both gone on shore; so that, besides the terror of the storm, they were in an indifferent case for good mariners to bring the ship home.
The young lad was about seventeen years of age, a pretty, well- bred, modest, and sensible youth, greatly dejected with the loss of his mother, and also at having lost his father but a few months before, at Barbadoes.
I can't believe that hippy-dippy, yoga/vegan Gwyneth would let someone with such a back-assward
approach to baby-rearing into her house.