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The Society, 1892 - 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 xviii - ... the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East Indies...
Page xx - Majesty used), and that some should be presently repealed, some suspended, and none put in execution but such as should first have a trial according to the law for the good of the people.
Page 54 - Wife above all the rest. And as such she commands and governs at this day in the King's Haram with supream authority ; having cunningly remov'd out of the Haram, either by marriage, or other handsome ways, all the other Women who might give her any jealousie ; and having also in the Court made many alterations by deposing and displacing almost all the old Captains and Officers, and by advancing to dignities other new ones of her own creatures, and particularly those of her blood and alliance. This...
Page 25 - India was encountered at sea, and partly sunk, partly taken by the Hollanders ; amongst other booty, three maidens were taken of those poor but well descended orphans, which are wont to be sent from Portugal every year, at the king's charge, with a dowry, which the king gives them, to the end they may be married in India, in order to further the peopling of the Portugal colonies in those parts.
Page 24 - Dogana," says the noble Roman, after describing his voyage to Surat, "but the news of our arrival was, I think, by Sig. Alberto's means, carried to the house of the Dutch, many of which have wives there which they married in India purposely to go with them and people a new colony of theirs in Java Major, which they call Batavia Nova; where very great privileges are granted to such of their countrymen as shall go to live there with...
Page xxxii - ... to judge all persons belonging to the said governor and company, or that shall live under them in all causes, whether civil or criminal, according to the laws of this kingdom, and to execute justice accordingly.
Page xxi - And because you may eat your meat more savoury than you have done, every man shall have salt as good and cheap as he can buy it or make it, freely without danger of that patent which shall be presently revoked.
Page lvi - Church-yard. 1665. The Epistle Dedicatory to the Earl of Orrery concludes thus concerning the relation of Sir Thomas Roe's voyage: "The other Piece hath been judg'd fit to be adjoyned, as one of the Exactest Relations of the Eastern parts of the World that hitherto hath been publish'd by any Writer, either Domestick or Foreign; having been penn'd by one that attended Sir Thomas Roe in his Embassy to the Great Mogol; Than whom, 'tis acknowledg'd by one of that Country that trades most into those parts,...
Page xxxii - ... with any prince or people whatsoever, that are not Christians...
Page 125 - ... and involved method of his providence have I ever admired, nor can I relate the history of my life, the occurrences of my days, the escapes of dangers, and hits of chance, with a Bezo las Manos to fortune, or a bare gramercy to my good stars.

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