Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society

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Hakluyt Society, 1852 - Russia
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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 191 - After this I made many other voyages, which I now pretermit, and, waxing olde, I give myself to rest from such travels, because there are nowe many...
Page 190 - Caruels to bee furnished with all things appertayning to the voyage, which was as farre as I remember in the yeere 1496, in the beginning of Sommer. I began therefore to saile toward the Northwest, not thinking to...
Page 181 - Mi par convenevole di non lassare per modo alcuno, che io non racconti un grade, et ammirabile ragionamento, che io udě questi mesi passati insieme coli' excellente Architetto M. Michele da S. Michele, nelF ameno et dilettevole luogo dell...
Page 94 - Mer, but which we Germans may, with propriety, call urox. They are a. sort of wild oxen, not unlike tame oxen, except that they are entirely black, with a line down the back having white blended with it. They are not very plentiful, and there are certain districts which are charged with the care of them ; and it is only iu some few preserves that they are kept.
Page 26 - and at the same time a certain rope was thrown upon the bridge. ' Even now it happens from time to time on certain days of the year, that this voice of Perun may be heard, and on these occasions the citizens run together and .lash each other with ropes, and such a tumult arises therefrom, that all the efforts of the Governor can scarcely assuage it.
Page 130 - He who proposes the toast takes his cup, and goes into the middle of the room, and standing with his head uncovered, pronounces, in a festive speech, the name of him whose health he wishes to drink, and what he has to say in his behalf. Then after emptying the cup, he turns it upside down over his head, so that all may see that he has emptied it, and that he sincerely gave the health of the person in honour of whom the toast was drunk.
Page 65 - Kaifa to the Turks, and part he slew. " The old and infirm men, who will not fetch much at sale, are given up to the Tartar youths (much as hares are given to whelps by way of their first lesson of hunting), either to be stoned or to be thrown into the sea, or to be killed by any sort of death they might please. Those who are sold are compelled to serve for full six years ; after that they are set free, but dare not leave the province. Sahib Girai, King of Kazan, sold all the captives which he took...
Page 190 - ... before, by this fame and report there increased in my heart a great flame of desire to attempt some notable thing.

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