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The Society, 1899 - India
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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 587 - 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...
Page 411 - The scales in which he was thus weighed were plated with gold ; and so was the beam, on which they hung by great chains, made likewise of that most precious metal. The king sitting in one of them, was weighed first against silver coin, which immediately...
Page 534 - Matta [Mdyd], and it is continually visited by those poor blinded Infidels, who, out of the officiousness of their Devotion, cut off some part of their Tongues to offer unto it as a Sacrifice, which (they say) grow out again as before...
Page 344 - Plantation heere by the sword. They have a woonderfull stocke, they proule in all Places, they Posses some of the best ; yet ther dead Payes consume all the gayne. Lett this bee received as a rule that if you will Profitt, seeke it at Sea, and in quiett trade; for without controversy it is an error to affect Garrisons and Land warrs in India.
Page 598 - 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.
Page 587 - Books of this class are of the highest interest and value to students of history, geography, navigation, and ethnology ; and many of them, especially the original narratives and translations of the Elizabethan and Stuart periods, are admirable examples of English prose at the stage of its most robust development.
Page 385 - Normahall and he were all one ; and for any to bring with me to procure his favour, it was a ceremony, and unnecessary, for he would at all times heare me; that I should be welcome emptie handed, for that was not my fault, and I should receive right from him ; and to go to his sonne, he would returne me somewhat for him, and for the Merchants goods pay to their content ; concluding I should not be angry for this freedome; he entended well: I made no reply. Then hee pressed me whether I was pleased...
Page 424 - I made a reuerence to the Prince, but he would not once stirre his head. Then I acquainted the King, that according to his order I had brought an abstract of our ladings, desiring his command after his manner he asked what and what, and was so wonderfully satisfied, especially with Arras, that he promised mee all fauour, all priuiledges, all that I would desire.
Page 388 - I thought not of so mcane a matter : the sender was an ordinary man in good will to mee for Toyes, and what he thought, I knew not. Well, said the King, I will keepe them, and onely desire you to helpe me to a horse of the greatest size : it is all I will expect, and a Male and Female of...
Page 411 - ... against gold ; after that against jewels, (as they say) but, I observed (being there present with my lord ambassador) that he was weighed against three several things, laid in silken bags on the contrary scale. When I saw him in the balance, I thought on Belshazzar, who was found too light.

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