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Leeward Islands   /lˈiwərd ˈaɪləndz/   Listen
Leeward Islands

A group of islands in the eastern West Indies.

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"Leeward Islands" Quotes from Famous Books

... government prevailing in the American colonies. Some provinces were immediately under the administration of the Crown: these were Nova Scotia, New Hampshire, the Jerseys, New York, Virginia, the two Carolinas, Bermuda, Bahama Islands, Jamaica, Barbadoes, and the Leeward Islands. Others were vested in proprietors—Pennsylvania, for example, and Maryland—and the Bahamas and the two Carolinas had not long before been in the same condition. There were three Charter Governments, Massachusetts, Rhode ...
— A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) • Justin McCarthy

... poetic contributions is to be noted "A Pastoral—To his Excellency George Thomas, Esq., formerly Governor of Pennsylvania, and now General of the Leeward Islands." This poem was written in 1744, on the occasion of the death of Alexander Pope, by "one of the first encouragers of this magazine." The Governor saw the manuscript and gave permission for its publication. It is an invitation to the muses to ...
— The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors 1741-1850 • Albert Smyth

... somewhat amateurish author of "Dialogues of the Dead" and other works; the friend of Fielding, the neighbor of Shenstone at Hagley, and the patron of Thomson, for whom he obtained the sinecure post of Surveyor of the Leeward Islands. ...
— A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century • Henry A. Beers

Words linked to "Leeward Islands" :   Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin, St. Maarten, Caribees, St. Martin, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Christopher-Nevis, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Guadeloupe, Saint Maarten, Saint Christopher-Nevis, archipelago, St. Kitts and Nevis, Lesser Antilles

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