The Modern Part of an Universal History: From the Earliest Account of Time. Compiled from Original Writers. By the Authors of The Antient Part

S. Richardson, T. Osborne, C. Hitch, A. Millar, John Rivington, S. Crowder, P. Davey and B. Law, T. Longman, and C. Ware, 1759

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Página 479 - The Charges of his Army, while he continued there, the Arrears, Pay and Gratuity advanced them, with what Goods were destroyed by Fire, and Fields laid waste, made near 20 Crnres more.4 1 '1 25.000,000 /'(Footnote).
Página 208 - Their harvefl is in November and December ; which are with them the moft temperate months in the year. Their ground is no-where inclofed, excepting a little, near towns and villages ; which lie fcattered very thick over this empire. Nor do they mow their grafs to make hay ; but cut it off" the ground, either green or withered, as they have occafion to ufe it.
Página 280 - ... down as high as his throat. When they think he is ready to expire, they fink him quite under water, and there leave him, after they have made a great clamour, and clapping with their hands. The fame author was once prefent at this inhuman kind of burial. The reafon for which, alleged by the learned, as well as vulgar, is, that the foul, leaving the body, may be ivajlxd from all the impurities Jbe might have contrasted during her abode in 'it s.
Página 549 - There were but three men that would venture on that desperate action, who fell in with sword and target among the guards, and after they had killed and wounded many, were themselves killed. One of the desperadoes had a nephew of fifteen or sixteen years of age...
Página 540 - ... to the pagod. Sometimes they carry the image of the pagod in proceffion. In figure he is more like a monkey than a man. They put him into a coach in form of a tower, with a pyramidal top about 1 5 feet high, where eight or ten priefts are fet to bear the image company, and to fing his praifes. The coach has four wheels, and a rope of a good thicknefs made faft to it, and drawn through the ftreets by ftrength of hand, with a great mob attending his godihip, wherever he is drawn.
Página 278 - THE mother, till ten days after childbed, is touched by none but a dry nurfe : nor is allowed to have a hand in dreffing victuals till the forty days of purification be over. The cradles for children are hung in the air, to a beam or poft, by firings tied to each end, and fo fwing to and fro by the flighteft touph, with a much gentler motion than ours, which are placed on the ground c.
Página 222 - Engliih removed about two miles farther down the river, on the oppofite fide, near a caftle which had been built many years before, to fecure the trade from the infults of the Malabar pirates, who ufed to lord it over all the fea-coaft between Cape Comorin and Cambay.
Página 553 - ... though thofe that demanded it, aflured him that they came to demand it by the Queen's order, and offered their receipt of it in her name ; but he, being more pofitive than wife, continued obftinate in his refufal, upon which the Queen gave him an invitation to court ; and he, to appear great there, carried two of his council, and fome others of the factory, with moft part of the military belonging to the garrifon, and by ftratagem they were all cut off, except a few black fervants, whofe hec'ls...
Página 216 - Paganifm, and for the moil part, drive the old trade of thieving and pirating, for they plunder all whom they can overcome, on both elements : nor can the Mogul reftrain them, for their country is fecure from the marches of armies into it, by reafon of the many inlets of the fea...
Página 260 - ... fhould inadvertently go to one of theirs, they are obliged to fcatter the bones of dead cattle about their wells, that they may be known ". TH ESE Perreas, in like manner, dare not in cities pafs thro' the flreets where the Brdmmans live ; nor fct a foot in the villages where they dwell.

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