Hakluytus Posthumus, Or, Purchas His Pilgrimes; Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells by Englishmen and Others Volume 2

Hakluytus Posthumus, Or, Purchas His Pilgrimes; Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells by Englishmen and Others Volume 2

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...dranke thereof with their Gentlemen: they also presented that notable Drinke (as a speciall and a goodly Present) to our men, but they had enough, and more then enough of the sight thereof. They also brought a great number of Ubas Rootes, which they had rosted, and sixteene Hogs that were onely ript, and the guts taken out, but all blody, I. ii. ioi. and not washt, and having certaine hot stones put into their bellies, and outwardly their haire singed off by the fire, were wel rosted after their manner, and they eat them as savourly and with as good an appetite, as we could do when they are well sodden or rosted after our manner. Those people yeeld great reverence and respect unto their Kings, for all the meate which they brought 1616. before their King, (who in their Language they call Herico) they laid it upon their heads, and kneeling on their knees, set it downe before the King. Of those sixteene Hogs aforesaid, each King gave us one, presenting us therewith in this sort, first they laid them upon their heads, and kneeling laid them with great humilitie at our feet, and with them gave us eleven little live Hogs, and some indifferent great. And wee gave them three Copper Beakers, foure Knives, twelve old Nayles and some Beades, wherewith they were well pleased. Those people were men of good understanding, and of great stature, for the least man of them was as big as the tallest of us, and the tallest of them was farre higher then any of us, they were strong men, and well proportioned of bodie and limbes, they went very fast, and swamme and dived under the water excellent well, their colour was altogether browne yellow, they were very curious in the dressing and trimming of their haire, some had it curled, some rrizled, some wore it...show more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236767632
  • 9781236767639