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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Стр. 69 - Malabar, where the climate requires greater indulgence, they are satisfied with rendering marriage as little burdensome to them as possible: they give one wife amongst many men, which consequently diminishes the attachment to a family, and the cares of housekeeping, and leaves them in the free possession of a military spirit.
Стр. 164 - The grandees of the court, the princes of the blood, nay his own brothers bow to the ground, not only when he is prefent, but even before his throne...
Стр. 134 - The lattice-gates are fhut at night by the cerpi 4e garde, and are feldom opened but to perfons known, who carry a lanthorn in their hand, and give a good reafon for their going out. As foon as the firft ftroke is given by the watch on a great bell, a foldier or two...
Стр. 84 - ... things will be ufeful to him in the other world. Barbarity accompanies fuperftition in this funeral folemnity. At the king's death, the woman whom he has loved beft, and the principal officers of his houfhold, poifon themfelves, that they may have the glory of being interred with him, and of ferving him in a future ftate. if a private perfon, all his friends and relations muft affift at his funeral; and every one muft throw into the grave the bracelets and other ornaments he wears. THE accounts...
Стр. 133 - ... fuch crimes fhould be committed with any manner of impunity. All the great ftreets, which are drawn by a line from one gate to another, have feveral Corps de Garde. Night and day the...
Стр. 5 - Mountain, are the ruins of an ancient caftle, and at fcrae fbme diftance from it a convent of dervifes, near which are two deep holes in the ground. The mouth of one of them is four feet and a half round, and its depth is unfathomable. I was told that, on throwing a large ftone into it, one might...
Стр. 134 - Streets : the Lattice Gates are fhut at Night by the Corps de Garde, and are feldom opened but to Perfons known, who carry a Lanthorn in their Hand, and who give a good Reafon for coming out, fuch as it would be to fetch a Phyfician.
Стр. 68 - ... circulation. When the man that cohabits with her goes into her houfe, he leaves his arms at the door, and none dare remove them, or enter the houfe, on pain of death ; but, if there are no arms to guard the door, any acquaintance may freely vifit her.
Стр. 96 - ... and ought neither to be forced nor fettered. The images in their temples are placed in 'domes, in a fitting pofture, with their legs acrofs, their toes all alike long, their arms and hands very fmall in proportion to their bodies, their faces longer than human, and their ears large, and the lappets very thick. The congregation bows to them when they come in and go out, and that is all the oblation they receive. They never repair an old baw, nor is there any occafion for that piety or expence...
Стр. 169 - But, should a son be so insolent as to mock his father, or arrive at such a pitch of wickedness as to strike him, all the province where this shameful act of violence is committed is alarmed ; it even becomes the concern of the whole empire ; the emperor himself judges the criminal. All...

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