The world displayed, or, A collection of voyages and travels, Volume 8 (Google eBook)

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J. Christie, 1815 - Voyages and travels
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Page 292 - under the door, to receive the sweepings of the water on their bodies; and the besoms, or brooms, with which the Beat is cleaned, are broken to pieces, and thrown out amongst the mob; when he that gets a small stick, or twig of it, keeps it as a sacred relic. Every year the covering of
Page 304 - Thou makest darkness, that it may be night; wherein all the beasts of the forests do move. The lions roaring after their prey;
Page 306 - by the name of Barbary, are the kingdoms of Algiers and Tunis. The former is bounded on the north by the Mediterranean Sea ; on the east, by the river
Page 292 - At Mecca are thousands of blue pigeons, which none will affright or abuse, much less kill them, whence they are so very tame, that they will pick meat out of one's hand, and I myself have fed them. They are called the pigeons of the prophet, and come in great flocks to the temple, where they are usually fed by the hadgees.
Page 354 - recess there lies a bay, An island shades it from the rolling sea, And forms a port secure for ships to ride, ) In double streams
Page 41 - The naires are the tribe of nobles, who are the soldiers of all those nations. In Europe, soldiers are forbid to marry: in Malabar, where the climate requires greater indulgence, they are satisfied with rendering marriage as little burthensome as possible; they give
Page 354 - Betwixt two rows of rocks, a sylvan scene Appears above, and groves for ever green: A grott is form'd beneath, with mossy seats To rest the
Page 211 - it, though they have a vulgar tongue, called Pholey. They live in hoards, or clans, build towns, and are not subject to any kings of the country, though they live in their territories; for if they are used ill in one nation, they break up their towns, and remove to
Page 378 - at a small distance from each other, against which the Moors place so many of their trinkets as they judge will be taken for the value. If the Nigritians the next morning approve of the bargain, they take up the trinkets and leave the gold, or
Page 291 - half a quarter of an hour, because others wait for the same privilege, and while some go in, others are going out. After all that will, have done this, the sultan of Mecca, who is

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