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 -  Hence likewise the prodigious rains in all warm
    latitudes at the changes of the monsoon. The observation of Columbus
    respecting - Page 210
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Hence Likewise The Prodigious Rains In All Warm Latitudes At The Changes Of The Monsoon.

The observation of Columbus respecting clearing away the woods has been verified in several West India islands.

- E.

[20] The longitude of Cadiz is 6 deg.18' W. from Greenwich. That of Saono, the modern name of Adamanoi, is 68 deg.30'. The difference between these is only 62 deg.12', or four hours five minutes. The calculation in the text therefore is one hour and eighteen minutes erroneous in point of time, and 12 deg.15' in longitude; and would remove the east end of Hispaniola, to long 80 deg.45' west from Greenwich, considerably beyond the west end of Jamaica. - E.

[21] Our author forgets what he had said a few pages before, that the admiral had previously resolved to return to Isabella, on account of wanting provisions to continue the voyage. - E.

[22] This is probably the first instance of a civilized nation employing the horrid alliance of ferocious animals to hunt down their brethren like beasts of chase. Once only were the British arms disgraced by a demonstration of using this savage mode of warfare, which it is to be hoped will never be again heard of in our annals. - E.

[23] The measure of gold dust in the text seems enormous, and I am disposed to believe that instead of the large horse bell, mentioned in the text, a large hawks bell ought to be substituted. It is difficult, perhaps impossible to estimate the population of St Domingo at this period, and thence to form a conjecture as to the amount of the tribute.

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