A General View of the World; Geographical, Historical, and Philosophical on a Plan Entirely New Volume 2

A General View of the World; Geographical, Historical, and Philosophical on a Plan Entirely New Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ...southern neighbours, and of.a less robust make. Their complexions are also fairer, and many of them have even a ruddiness in their countenances, unknown in the other climates of the East. Those whom Mr. Bogle saw at Calcutta appeared to have quite the Tartar face. They are of a mild and cheerful temper; the higher ranks are polite and entertaining in conversation, in which they never mix either strained.comp'iments or flattery. The common people, both in Boutan and Tibet, are clothed in coarse woollen stuffs, of their own manufacture, lined wittti such skins as they.can procure; but the better order of men are dressed in European cloth, or China silk lined with the finest Siberian furs. The use of linen is entirely unknown among them. The chief food of the inhabitants is the milk of their cattle, prepared into cheese, or mixed with the flour of a coarse barley or of pease, the only.grain which their soil produces; and even these are in. a scanty proportionbut they are furnished with rice and wheat from Bengnl and otht-r countries in. their neighbourhood. They also are supplied with fish, from the rivers in their own own and their neighbouring. Vol. U. provinces, salted and sent into the interior parts. They have no want of animal food, ?om the cattle, sheep, and hogs, which are raised on their hills; and are not destitute of game. They have a singular method of preparing their mutton, by exposing the carcase entire, after the bowels are taken out, to the sun and bleak north winds, which blow in the months of August and September, without frost, and so dry up the juices and parch the skin, that the meat will keep uncorrupted for the year round. This they generally eat raw, without any other preparation. The religion and political constitution of...
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  • English
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  • 9781236513755