An Account of an Embassy to the Kingdom of Ava, Sent by the Governor-General of India in the Year 1795

An Account of an Embassy to the Kingdom of Ava, Sent by the Governor-General of India in the Year 1795

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1800 edition. Excerpt: ... neighbouring villages to purchase fowls, which we got very good, and sometimes were able to procure kids. The Birman farmers. do not breed sheep, goats giving so much more milk. It was privately intimated to me, that there would be no crime if a servant of mine should shoot afat bullock when he met one; that it would be ascribed to accident, and I might make reparation to the owner, who would think himselfamply recompensed for his loss by two tackals, about six shillings; and the beast being dead, there could be no sin in eating it; but that a public sanction could not previously be given to slaughter one. I de clined supplying our table by this evasive logic, and preferred the want of beef to the risk ofgiving offence, and wounding the feelings of people who omitted no opportunity to manifest towards us hospitality and kindness. at some distance. Notwithstanding his manners were still very formal, his garden-house; Iwas not well, and excused myself; Mr. Wood was North of the town about a mile, there is a good deal of cultivation, chiefly of rice; the fields were well laid down, and fenced. This quarter is beautifully wooded, and diversified with rising grounds. We observed many cart.roads and pathways leading into the country in various directifins. The soil is composed of clay and sand, and in some places is very stony, ' particularly near the river. Early on the 14th the Maywoon politely sent us an invitation to accompany him on the same evening to _, -,&_? otherwise engaged, but the Doctor undertook to represent us.-The Maywoon supplied him with a horse for his conveyance, and rode himself; they crossed the small river beforementioned, 'and traversed ascountry partly cultivated, and partly wooded: the road more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236903412
  • 9781236903419