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CHAP. II.

From the Cape Verd Islands to Rio de Janeiro. — North Atlantic Ocean. — St. Sebastian. — Population. — Manners, Climate, and Diseases.


June. FROM the Cape Verd Islands to the vicinity of the line, the N. E. tradewind continued to impel us forward with undeviating celerity. In this space, it is impossible not to mark, with emotions of pleasure, the beautiful atmospherical pictures which the evenings afford: in the direction of the setting sun, the Heavens are seen glowing with orange and purple, blended into the greatest variety of tints, and melting impercep-

tibly