The World Displayed; Or, A Curious Collection of Voyages and Travels, Selected from the Writers of All Nations: In which the Conjectures and Interpolations of Several Vain Editors and Translators are Expunged, Every Relation is Made Concise and Plain, and the Divisions of Countries and Kingdoms are Clearly and Distinctly Noted. Illustrated and Embellished with Variety of Maps and Prints by the Best Hands..

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J. Newbery, 1760 - Voyages and travels

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Page 236 - ... and a kind of Jerusalem artichokes, which are very good food, with other herbs and roots, found a little to the northward. Their business is to make expiation, not for their own sins only, but for those of others ; and they continue the longer time, in proportion to the number...
Page 234 - Being, independent and self-existent from all eternity ; that under him there are two angels, one the angel of light, who is the author of all good ; and the other the angel of darkness, who is the author of all evil : that they are in a perpetual struggle with each other ; that where the angel of light prevails, there good reigns ; and that where the angel of darkness prevails...
Page 224 - Sadoc Aga had his beard cut off, his face was rubbed with dirt, and his eyes were cut out." Page 204. " As we approached Astrabad, we met several armed horsemen, carrying home the peasants whose eyes had been put out, the blood yet running down their faces.
Page 186 - Soon after supper, the company retired, and beds were taken out of nitches made in the wall for that purpose, and laid on the carpets. They consisted only of two thick cotton quilts, one of which was folded double, and served as a mattress, and the other as a covering, with a large flat pillow for the head.
Page 237 - If a cane or tube, even of paper, be set about two inches in the ground, confined and closed with earth below, and the top of it touched with a live coal, and blown upon, immediately a flame issues without hurting either the cane or paper, provided the edges be covered with clay ; and this method they use for light in their houses, which have only the earth for the floor. Three or four of these lighted canes will boil water in a pot, and thus they dress their victuals.
Page 158 - Perfian monarch ; from which place he conceived it practicable to extend it to the northern cities of the Mogul's empire.
Page 150 - ... near three feet diameter, which rolled along by the force of the wind and the rapidity of the current. In this manner they were driven...
Page 234 - ... sacred Fire. But if we look into impartial history, and examine carefully their religious tenets, perhaps our decision will be more favourable. For example, take the following passages from Herodotus and Cicero. The Persians erected neither statues, nor temples, nor altars, to their gods, but offered their sacrifices in the open air, and generally on the top of hills, or on high places. (Herod. 1. ic 131.) Cicero says: It is supposed to have been through the advice and instigation of the Magi,...
Page 201 - He himfelf had four complete fets, one mounted with pearls, another with rubies, a third with emeralds, and the...
Page 226 - I was informed that the executions of that day consisted in cutting out the left eyes of thirty men, beheading four, and burning one alive.

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