Kingston, 1808

Stewart, 1808, p. 14, on Kingston: a wretched mixture of handsome and spacious houses with vile hovels and disgraceful sheds.


Recitativo: It is that mixture, and what is wretched and disgraceful? The sheds themselves or their mingling with the handsome? Is it their confrontation, is it the gap between them which being so small is yet so enormous?


Stewart, 1808, p. 28: [Kingston is] a hot, and at times very unhealthy place. Many of the gentlemen there have pens or country seats particularly in the Liguanea Mountains, to which they occasionally retire, and where they breathe for while a more pure and salubrious air.