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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Reflex. VIII.

8. THat an Army once cow'd, espe∣cially in their first foreign at∣tempt, seldome bound their fear till it become altogether Panick: like that Punick amaze that epidemically inva∣ded Carthage, after the first defeat of Hannibal by the more thriving Genius of Scipio Africanus.

This is certain, that after the first check given to our Forces by the Ne∣groes and Molettoes in Hispaniola; The very mention of their coming, (though bruted but for experiment) caus'd some to hasten their march, beyond the pace of gravity and va∣lour.

Though after Tryals approv'd them to be English men, rather then Nor∣mans, daring, to Rally defeated Cou∣rage. The truth whereof many an Aethiope hath now unwillingly assert∣ed Page  87by the lavish expence of his sooty bloud. And here I intended to pub∣lish some Essayes touching the future Settlement of Iamaica, which now are upon second thoughts condemn'd to privacy.