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Portion of Flinders' journal on HMS Providence (1791-93) (FLI08a) Page 2

Clement 13 th – and the ninth of the Reign of our Catholic
King Don Carlos 3rd
                    the North side
Is erected a Monument of Christian Piety, for the eter-
nal Memory of the wonderful Apparition of Candelaria
which holy Image was adored in this Island by the Gen-
tiles, one hundred and four years before the preaching of the
                    West side
The regal Succeƒsors of Teneriffe crownd [sic] with Flowers, bear-
-ing as majestic Sceptors, the witherd [sic] shin bones of their Fa-
-thers, reverenced the hidden Deity in this holy Image: they
saw the Light of God between Shades and they invoked it in
all their Neceƒsities –
                    South side
The Christian Conquerors implord [sic] her special Protection of
Teneriffe; The Islanders and their Patron-general of all the
Canaries adore it as the Image of the Mother of God, who for
Mens Redemption was made Man –
The natural Inhabitants of the Island are scarcely to be
distinguishd [sic] from the ^ lower Claƒs of Spaniards – they are of a larger Size
and more bony, the Complexion of both is very swarthy –
The better sort of People who are not exposd [sic] to the Sun
are tolerably fair fair – even the inferior Women, notwith-
standing their Colour, might several of them be accounted
handsome; their Feat [sic] are regular and they have good
Teeth, their immodest Importunities are troublesome but
in that the Tenerifians are not singular –

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