Jamaica viewed with all the ports, harbours, and their several soundings, towns, and settlements thereunto belonging together, with the nature of it's climate, fruitfulnesse of the soile, and its suitableness to English complexions. With several other collateral observations and reflexions upon the island.
Hickeringill, Edmund, 1631-1708.
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TO THE READER.

THE Partiall Censures & nick-names which prejudice and in∣terest have inju∣riously Page  [unnumbered]impos'd upon the Island of Jamaica, (after it became the Re∣fuge of that En∣glish Colony that of late unhappily invaded Hispanio∣la) mov'd me, in the negligence of better Pens, to A∣pologize Page  [unnumbered]for it, in this ensuing De∣scription; For in∣deed to describe Jamaica, is to praise it; nor can it look better then with it's own face, exempt from the adulterate Fucus of artificial Pilia∣ry:Page  [unnumbered]And believe me, Reader, 'twas no private nor po∣litick designe, (hereby to allure and duccoy the unwary world) but mere zeale to truth, that engag'd me by my oppor∣tune continuance Page  [unnumbered]there, to do this right to that in∣jur'd Island.

Quid dem? Quid non dem? renuis tu quod jubet alter.
Hor.