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Page 207 - was dissipated by degrees, like a cloud or smoke, the real day returned, and even the sun appeared, though very faintly, as when an eclipse is coming on. Every object that presented itself to our eyes seemed changed, being covered with white ashes, as with a deep snow.
Page 322 - ten pounds the pound weight ; and in respect of its former scarceness and dearness, it hath been only used as a regalia in high treatments and entertainments, and presents made thereof to princes and grandees till the year 1657. The said Thomas Garway did purchase a quantity thereof, and first publicly sold the said tea in leaf and drink, made according
Page 287 - variously called Partridge in the Northern and Eastern States, Pheasant in Pennsylvania and the Western States, and "Ruffed Grous" by Wilson, Nuttall, and Audubon, appears to inhabit the continent from Hudson's Bay to the Gulf of Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. It is a handsome bird, of the Gallinaceous tribe, with mottled plumage, the tail
Page 321 - It is good against tipitude, distillations, and cleareth the sight. " It removeth lassitude, and cleanseth and purifieth acrid humors, and a hot liver. " It is good against crudities, strengthening the weakness of the ventricle or stomach, causing good appetite and digestion, and particularly for men of corpulent body, and such as are great eaters of flesh.
Page 206 - others for their husbands, and only distinguishing each other by their voices, one lamenting his own fate, another that of his family, some wishing to die from the very fear of dying
Page 322 - It vanquisheth heavy dreams, easeth the frame, and strengthened! the memory. " It overcometh superfluous sleep, and prevents sleepiness in general, a draught of the infusion being taken ; so that, without trouble, whole nights may be spent in study without hurt to the body, in that it moderately healeth and bindeth the mouth of the stomach. "It prevents and cures agues,
Page 323 - and quality, gentlemen and others, who have occasion for tea in leaf, may be supplied, these are to give notice that the said Thomas hath tea to sell, from sixteen to fifty shillings in the pound.
Page 392 - Whether there be a tree in Mexico that yields water, wine, vinegar, oil, milk, honey, wax, thread and needles ? " The answer here is more encouraging: "The cocos-trees yield all this, and more.
Page 320 - Tea is generally brought from China, and groweth there upon little shrubs and bushes, the branches whereof are well garnished with white flowers, that are yellow within, of the bigness and fashion of sweet-brier, but in smell unlike, bearing thin green leaves about the bigness of scordium, myrtle, or sumack, and is judged to be a kind of
Page 350 - lungs and liver, annoyeth the milt, scorcheth the heart, and causeth the blood to be adusted. In a word, it overthroweth the spirits, perverteth the understanding, and confoundeth the senses with sudden astonishment and stupiditie of the whole body." A poetical philippic, called "Tobacco