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.., Том 16

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Стр. 90 - His fubje&s, if they may be fo called, treat him with fulfome adulation. When they fpeak or write to him they call him their god, (or in their language Kiack,) and in his letters to foreign Princes, he...
Стр. 95 - ... hanging on their left arm, a little drum in the left hand, and a little ftick in the right, and when they come to the people's doors they beat three ftrokes with the ftick on the drum, and if none come to anfwer, they beat again, and fo on to the third time, and then if none anfwer, they proceed to the next houfe without fpeaking a word ; but they are feldom fent away without an alms of rice, pulfe, fruits, or roots, which is their only food, and what they receive more than they have prefent...
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. 3 - I always lodged. On the fame fide of the city, by the corner of a mountain, are the ruins of an ancient caftle, and at fome 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 it is of an unfathomable depth.
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. 189 - The most extraordinary copper is called Pe-tong, or white copper : it is white when dug out of the mine, and still more white within than without. It appears by a...
Стр. 129 - From this apartment we went into another, where a mandarin treated us with tea, and prefented ns, from the emperor, a fum worth about a hundred piftoles. This prefent might feem but inconfiderable from fo great a prince ; but in China it is a very extraordinary one, where it is a maxim with the great to take as much, and give as little, as they can. On the other hand, he loaded us with honour, and ordered one of his officers to wait on us to his houfe. Pekin...
Стр. 29 - There was a large jar of water ftanding under the ihade of a great tree, about ten or twelve yards from the grave, where a good number of Jougies had for fome time taken up their quarters, they were accomplices in the impofture, and, by their pretended fanctity and great intereft with heaven, had gulled many poor people into a belief of their ftory, and many brought prefents to them. But the governor of Surat ordered a party of foldiers...
Стр. 52 - Baflaim is a fortified city belonging to the crown of Portugal. It ftands on a little ifland feparated from the continent by a fmall rivulet. Its walls are pretty high, and about two miles in circumference around the city, which has a little citadel in the middle of it. It contains three or four churches, and fome convents and monafteries, with a college and hofpital. It is a place of fmall trade, becaufe moft of its riches lie dead and buried in their churches, or in the hands of indolent, lazy...
Стр. 30 - ... fireworks played off as they pafs in the ftreets, and the parents of the married couple fend prefents to their friends. They have no choice in their marriages, for that is left to the parents or neareft relations ; and they are married before they can be capable either to choofe or refufe, being often married at fix or feven years of age ; but they do not cohabit before the bride be about twelve, and the bridegroom fixteen. As to their burials, fome burn and fome inter ; but children under four...

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