Hakluytus Posthumus: Or, Purchas His Pilgrimes : Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells by Englishmen and Others

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AMS Press, 1905 - Voyages and travels
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Page 174 - Agra and Fatepore are two very great cities, either of them much greater than London and very populous. Between Agra and Fatepore are twelve miles, and all the way is a market of victuals and other things, as full as though a man were still in a town, and so many people, as if a man were in a market.
Page 427 - Crootched Friers in London, who hath two sisters more ' of his owne Jewish Religion, commorant in Galata, who were likewise borne in the ' same place.' Furthermore, that a certain Dr Lopez, a Jewish resident of London, had been executed in 1594 for treasonable practices, was known from Stowe's Annals; but the first to call attention to a possible connection between the notoriety of this execution and the appearance of The Merchant of Venice was, I...
Page 171 - ... of all nations. And the Fleete which commeth every yeere from Portugal, which be foure, five, or sixe great shippes, commeth first hither. And they come for the most part in September, and remaine there fortie or fiftie dayes ; and then goe to Cochin, where they lade their Pepper for Portugall.
Page 199 - King hath a mass of earth which is gold ; it groweth in the middle of a river. And when the King doth lack gold they cut part of the earth and melt it, whereof cometh gold. This mass of earth doth appear but once in a year, which is when the water is low ; and this is in the month of April.
Page 186 - All the goods are sold in the old town, which is very great and hath many suburbs round about it ; and all the houses are made of canes which they call bambos and be covered with straw.
Page 376 - Sherley fever, and gives hopes of approaching fates: the prevailing Persian hath learned Sherleian arts of war, and he, which before knew not the use of ordnance, hath now five hundred pieces of brasse, and sixty thousand musketiers : so that they, which at hand with the sword were before dreadful to the Turkes, now also in remoter blowes and sulfurian arts, are growne terrible.
Page 174 - Agra is a very great citie and populous, built with stone, having faire and large streetes, with a faire river running by it, which falleth into the Gulfe of Bengala. It hath a faire castle and a strong, with a very faire ditch. Here bee many Moores and Gentiles.
Page 173 - Echebar with a marvellous great company of men, elephants, and camels. Here is great trade of cotton and cloth made of cotton, and great store of drugs. From thence we went to Agra, passing many rivers, which by reason of the raine were so swollen that wee waded and swamme oftentimes for our lives.
Page 187 - The streets are the fairest that ever I saw, as straight as a line from one gate to the other, and so broad that ten or twelve men may ride a-front through them.
Page 286 - India are much esteemed and used against all venime, poyson, and many other diseases : likewise his teeth, clawes, flesh, skin and blood, and his very dung, and water and all whatsoever is about him, is much esteemed in India, and used for the curing of many diseases and sicknesses, which is very good and most true, as I my selfe by experience have found...

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