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The Society, 1900 - Voyages and travels

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a two volume travelogue written in c1750. Interesting, but not to be read in its full mind-numbing details. Read full review

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Page 12 - Life membership may be obtained by a single subscription of twenty pounds or more. 3. Each member of the Society, having paid his subscription, shall be entitled to a copy of every work produced by the Society within the period subscribed for and to vote at the General Meetings. 4. A General Meeting of the subscribers shall be held annually within the first three months of the year.
Page 1 - ... and translations of the Elizabethan and Stuart periods, are admirable examples of English prose at the stage of its most robust development. The Society has not confined its selection to the books of English travellers, to a particular age, or to particular regions. Where the original is foreign, the work is given in English, either a fresh translation being made, or an earlier rendering, accurate as well as attractive, being utilized.
Page 101 - ... them aside, and acquainted King Foyne therewith, and sent to know his pleasure, (for according to his will, the partie is executed), who presently gaue order that they should cut off their heads : which done, euery man that listed (as very many did) came to...
Page 12 - Secretary, and seventeen ordinary members, to be elected annually ; but vacancies occurring between the general meetings shall be filled up by the Council. V. A General Meeting of the Subscribers shall be held annually. The Secretary's Report on the condition and proceedings of the Society shall be then read, and the meeting shall proceed to elect the Council for the ensuing year. VI. At each Annual Election, three of the old Council shall retire. VII. The Council shall meet when necessary for the...
Page 123 - Indyes," wrote concerning the great city of Osaka (as the name is now transliterated): — "We found Osaca to be a very great towne, as great as London within the walls, with many faire timber bridges of a great height, seruing to passe ouer a riuer there as wide as the Thames at London. Some faire houses we found there, but not many. It is one of the chiefe seaports of all lapan; hauing a castle in it, maruellous large 'and strong...
Page 126 - He had his pallankin carried before him, the inside of crimson velvet, and sixe men appointed to carrie it, two at a time. Such good order was taken for the passing and...
Page lxxxiii - Shogunate. (3) English ships are free to visit any port in Japan. If disabled by storms, they may put into any harbour. (4) Ground in the place in Yedo which they may desire shall be given to the English, and they may erect houses and reside and trade there.
Page 93 - Crofonia, shewing how the English doe take the Spanish ships, which they (singing) doe act likewise in gesture with their Cattans by their sides, with which song and acting, they terrific and skare their children, as the French sometimes did theirs with the name of the Lord Talbot.
Page 137 - ... of my dominions, where they shall be most heartily welcome, applauding much their worthiness, in the admirable knowledge of navigation, having with much facility discovered a country so remote, being no whit amazed with the distance of so mighty a...
Page 129 - Surunga is full as big as London, with all the suburbs. The handi-crafts men wee found dwelling in the outward parts and skirts of the towne ; because those that are of the better sort, dwell in the inward part of the citie, and will not be annoyed with the rapping, knocking, and other disturbance...

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