A new voyage to the North: containing, a full account of Norway; the Laplands, both Danish, Swedish and Muscovite; of Borandia, Siberia, Samojedia, Zembla and Iseland; with the description of the religion and customs of these several nations; to which is added, a particular relation of the court of the czar; of the religion and customs of the Muscovites; and a short history of Muscovy as it was taken by a French gentleman who resided there many years

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Printed for T. Hodgson and A. Barker, 1706 - Arctic regions - 258 pages
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Page 51 - ... and therefore accompanied him to the houfe of the deceafed, when we faw the corpfe taken from the bears fkins on which it lay, and removed into a wooden coffin, by fix of his moft intimate friends; the body being firft wrapped in linen, and the face and hands only left bare. In one hand they put a purfe with money in it, to pay the fee of the porter of the gate of paradife^ and in the other a certificate, figned by a prieft, directed to C 3 St.
Page 91 - We found, on approaching thefe huts, that neceffity had rendered thefe unhappy men ingenious. They were built of fir, higher than any we had feen in our travels ; • there were two or three rooms in each of them, and lattices to let in the light at the fides. They were each, fhaded by trees, and fo artfully paved with fifh bones, that the ftoors looked as if they were inlaid with ivory.
Page 205 - She then furled ifcp again with her left hand, and taking the bottle and cup, which fhe had fet down to perform this ceremony, gave each of us a bumper of brandy and a piece of gingerbread, Handing all the while near her hufoand at the end of the table.
Page 40 - ... hearty manner returned us his thanks. We alfo gave a piece not quite fo long to each of the inhabitants of the place to make them our friends, and the better to fecure ourfelves againft their attempts ; for they feemed more uncivilized than thofe we laft dealt with.
Page 50 - ... leagues from his habitation. Upon this he filled us another cup, and when we had drank it, offered to take us with him to the funeral of one of his neighbours who had been dead about four hours. We were very glad of this opportunity of feeing their funeral ceremonies, and therefore accompanied him to the houfe of the deceafed, when we faw the corpfe taken from the bears fkins on which it lay, and removed into a wooden coffin, by fix of his moft intimate friends ; the body being firft wrapped...
Page 9 - ... fent to a farm of his a mile off for a cart to carry the game we had caught to his caftle, and infifted on our going home with him, where he treated us in a very fplendid manner.
Page 44 - We had forhe rolls of the former left, and moft of our bales of the latter. The Laplanders replied, that they had fome furrs, and on our defiring to fee them, brought us white, black and grey fox fkins, grey fquirrels and fables.
Page 90 - ... we therefore told them, our trade was not in fuch hafte as to prevent our fpending a day or two with men in their unhappy circumftances, whom we equally loved and efteemed. They received this propofal with great joy, told us they had five little huts, which they had built in the neighbouring...
Page 232 - They were a man and woman drefied in cloaths made of the ftin of the fea- calf, with the hair outwards, and their waiftcoats were formed of two fldns joined together, the tails dangling, the one before and the other behind, almoft as low as their knees. Their drawers were very ftrait. The man feemed to be about...

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