A new collection of voyages and travels [ed. by J. Stevens]. 2 vols. [in 7 pt. Pt.5,6 and 7 want the title-leaf and prelims]. (Google eBook)

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Page 238 - There is another sort of creature, about the bigness and resembling a hare, but that it has a long tail like a fox. These breed in stony places and among rocks, and many of them are shot with guns and crossbows, and taken by the Indians in gins (with the lasso), they being good to eat after hanging to tender; and of their hair or wool the Indians make large mantles, cloaks, or blankets, as soft as silk and very valuable.
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Page 226 - Gospel, would not ride at all, eating very little besides rice we had with us, meeting no town to furnish us with provisions ; and the heat so violent that it melted the wax in our boxes, without any shade but that of briers, which did us more harm than good, lying on the hard ground, and drinking brackish water of very ill scent, and sometimes but little of that.
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