Hakluytus Posthumus or, Purchas his Pilgrimes

Author: Samuel Purchas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

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A 20-volume seventeenth-century work (reissued in a 1905-7 edition) which follows Hakluyt in recording voyages of exploration.

Hakluytus Posthumus, Vol. 1

Or Purchas His Pilgrimes, Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells by Englishmen and Others (Classic Reprint)

Author: Samuel Purchas

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 576

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Excerpt from Hakluytus Posthumus, Vol. 1: Or Purchas His Pilgrimes, Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells by Englishmen and Others Merchandising 8: Sea trade proved by Gods Law, Nature, Nations. Best trafiique. Mans foure-fold Right or Tenure. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Hakluytus Posthumus Or Purchas His Pilgrimes, Vol. 4

Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells by Englishmen and Others (Classic Reprint)

Author: Samuel Purchas

Publisher: Forgotten Books

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Category: Travel

Page: 596

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Excerpt from Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas His Pilgrimes, Vol. 4: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells by Englishmen and Others The King keepeth his residence in the bottome of the Bay, and is called by the Moores, Borea, or Captaine, Caran, caran, caran. Hee hath other pettie Kings under him, whereof one, called Captaine Pinto, a wretched old man, dwelleth at a Towne within the second Cove: and on the other side the Bay, Captaine Boloone. Boreas Dominions stretch fortic leagues into the land, he hath tribute of Cotton-cloath, Elephants teeth and gold: he hath power to sell his people for slaves, (which he profi'ered unto us) and some of them are by Portug all Priests and Jesuits made Christians, and have a Chappell, wherein are written in a table, such dayes as they are to observe holy. The King, with some about him, are decently cloathed 1n Jackets and Breeches, and some with hats, but the common sort go naked, save that with a Cotten girdle about their waste, they cover their privities; the women cover theirs with a Cotton-cloath, tacked about their middles and hanging to the knees, wrapped round about them, the children goe starke naked. They are all, both men and women, raced and pinked on all parts of their bodies very curiously, having their teeth also filed betwixt, and made very sharpe. They pull ofi' all the haire owmg on their eye-lids. Their beards short, crispe, ilacke, and the haire of their heads they cut into allyes and crosse pathes others weare it jagged 1n tufts, others in other foolish formes; but the women shave all close to the flesh. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.