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The Society, 1886 - 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 95 - tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Page ciii - (Extracted from the Principal Registry of the Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Division of the High Court of Justice.) " In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
Page xi - The voyage of Master Anthony Jenkinson, made from the citie of Mosco in Russia, to the citie of Boghar in Bactria, in the yeere 1558 : written by himselfe to the Merchants of London of the Moscovie companie.
Page lxv - Ruswe will you to appoynt every of them as you shall there ""• finde most apt and meete, some to keepe accompts, some to buy and sell by your order and Commission, and some to send abroad into the notable Cities of the Countrey for understanding and knowledge.
Page 57 - ... other gentlemens) most base and simple. The Island is most destitute and barren of wood and pasture, and the 'ground will beare no corne : the...
Page 82 - The Citie is very great, and the houses for the most part of earth, but there are also many houses, temples and monuments of stone sumptuously builded, and gilt, and specially bathstoves so artificially built, that the like thereof is not in the world : the maner whereof is too long to rehearse.
Page 67 - ... by necessitie to eate one of my camels and a horse for our part, as other did the like, and during the said 20. dayes we found no water, but such as we drewe out of olde deepe wells, being very brackish and salt, and yet sometimes passed two or three dayes without the same.
Page 147 - I being glad thereof did reuerence and went my way, being accompanied with many of his gentlemen and others, and after mee followed a man with a Basanet1 of sand, sifting all the way that I had gone within the said pallace, euen from the sayd Sophies sight vnto the court gate.
Page 24 - Cheremizzi, joining to the countrey of Permia : and Succana hath his head from a lake not farre from the citie of Vologda.
Page 137 - Channa,3 who slew herselfe with a knife, for that her father would have forced her (she professing chastitie) to haue married with a king of Tartary, vpon which occasion the maidens of that countrey doe resort thither once euery yere to lament her death.

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