The Modern Part of an Universal History: From the Earliest Account of Time. Compiled from Original Writers. By the Authors of The Antient Part

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S. Richardson, T. Osborne, C. Hitch, A. Millar, John Rivington, S. Crowder, P. Davey and B. Law, T. Longman, and C. Ware, 1759
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Page 420 - They are modeftly clad in a coat or jerkin, after the manner of the Bifayas, and a long mantle. Their hair is tied on the crown of the head, making a knot like a rofe. On...
Page 67 - Pofygaity the firft is reckoned the principal ; and the reft, who are fub- allowed. ordinate to her, are only wives of the fecond rank. Befides thefe, the richer fort commonly keep a number of concubines ; and the man hath this advantage over them all, that, if they do not pleafe him, he can divorce...
Page 503 - ... of the ground, are most beautifully diversified with large lawns, which are covered with a very fine trefoil, intermixed with a variety of flowers, and are skirted by woods of tall and well-spread trees, most of them celebrated either for their aspect or their fruit.
Page 246 - Vaz difcovered the ifland of Porto Santo; and gave it that name, becaufe he firft faw it on the feaft of All Saints. The next year the Portuguefe difcovered the ifland of Madeira, which, as we have obferved, received its name from its being covered with wood. In 1439 a Portuguefe captain doubled Cape Bojadore, which fome think Ptolemy called Cape Canarca.
Page 479 - ... that sentinels will be posted not only on that cape, but likewise in Catanduanas, Butusan, Birriborongo, and on the island of Batan. These sentinels are instructed to make a fire when they discover the ship, which the captain is carefully to observe : for if, after this first fire is extinguished, he perceives that four or more are lighted up again, he is then to conclude that there are enemies on the coast ; and on this he is...
Page 393 - At a point of it, which is (hut in by the waters of the bay, a confiderable river empties itfelf, which rifes in the great lake called Bahi, five leagues diftant. This point, which at firft is narrow and (harp, prefently widens, becaufe the fea-coaft runs away to the fouth-fouth-eaft...
Page 473 - ... fourth part of the time ; and, when they were once well advanced northward, the wefterly winds would foon blow them to the coaft of California, and they would be freed alfo from other embarraffments to which they are now fubjefted at the expence of a rough fea, and a ftiff gale u.
Page 45 - Writing, the Chinefe, viz. in columns from top to bottom, and the columns beginning at the right, and ending at the left hand. Their characters were originally the fame ; but, fince then, the have made fome alterations in theirs, but whether by way of improvement, or altercation with their neighbours, we dare not fay ; though the latter feems...
Page 509 - This is the season of the western monsoons, when near the full and change of the moon, but more particularly at the change, the wind is usually variable all round the compass, and seldom fails to blow with such fury that the stoutest cables are...
Page 600 - These people have the nether part of their ears cut into a round circle, hanging down very low upon their cheeks, whereon they hang things of a reasonable weight. The nails of their hands are an inch long, their teeth are as black as pitch, and they renew them often, by eating of an herb with a kind of powder, which they always carry about them in a cane for the same purpose. Leaving this island the night after we fell with it, the 18.

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