A general history and collection of voyages and travels, arranged in systematic order: forming a complete history of the origin and progress of navigation, discovery, and commerce, by sea and land, from the earliest ages to the present time, Volume 9 (Google eBook)

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Robert Kerr
W. Blackwood, 1824 - Travel
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Page 27 - Japan, with their ships and merchandise, without any hindrance to them or their goods ; and to abide, buy, sell, and barter, according to their own manner with all nations ; to tarry here as long as they think good, and to depart at their pleasure.
Page 21 - The garrison is shifted euery three yeares, which change happened to be at our being there, so that we saw the old bands march away, and the new enter, in most souldier-like manner, marching five...
Page 31 - I heartily embrace, being not a little glad to understand of your great wisdom and power, as having three plentiful and mighty kingdoms under your powerful command. I acknowledge your majesty's great bounty in sending me so undeserved a present of many rare things, such as my land affordeth not, neither have I ever before seen ; which I receive not as from a stranger, but as from your majesty, whom I esteem as myself. Desiring the continuance of friendship with your highness, and that it may stand...
Page 429 - That if it were ill in the Portingals to doe so to the Alcoran, it became not a King to requite ill with ill, for that the contempt of any Religion was the contempt of God, and he would not be revenged upon an innocent Booke.
Page 427 - Banians, whereof about four hundred thousand people go" thither of purpose to bathe and shave themselves in the river, and to sacrifice a world of gold to the same river, partly in stamped money, and partly in massive great lumpes and wedges, throwing it into the river for a sacrifice, and doing other strange ceremonies most worthy of observation.
Page 278 - Khan afterwards fell off. This done, the Mogul fell to drinking of Alicant wine I had presented him, giving tastes of it to several about him, and then sent for a full bottle, and drinking a cup, sent it to me saying, it began to sour so fast it would be spoiled before he could drink it, and I had none. This done, he turned to sleep; the candles were popped out, and I groped my way out in the dark.
Page 13 - They sang divers songs and played upon certain instruments (whereof one did much resemble our lute, being bellied like it, but longer in the neck and fretted like ours, but had only four gut-strings). Matsura, who appreciated English cooking, especially powdered beef and pork "sod with onions, radishes and turnips," continued amiable and attentive to his visitors, and by his consent they rented a house.
Page 250 - Four or five cases of red wine should be sent as presents to the King and Prince, as never were men more enamoured of that drink as these two...
Page 31 - I have known to arrive in any part of my dominions, I heartily embrace, being not a little glad to understand of your great wisdom and power, as having three plentiful and mighty kingdoms under your powerful command. I acknowledge your majesty's great bounty, in sending me so undeserved a present of many rare things, such as my land...
Page 321 - For, all the great men live by farming the several governments, in which they all practise every kind of tyranny against the natives under their jurisdiction, oppressing them with continual exactions.

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