The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V with a View of the Progress of Society in Europe in Four Volume, 1

The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V with a View of the Progress of Society in Europe in Four Volume, 1

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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. 1777 edition. Excerpt: ...sing their war fong. But if after this, any of these should refuse to follow the leader, to whom they have engaged, his life would be in danger, and he would be considered as the most infamous of all men. ct Id. p. 217, 218.--4.. Such as engage to follow any leader, expect to be treated by him with great attention and respect; and he is obliged to make them presents of considerable value. ld. p. 218. 5. Among the Americans, the magistrate has scarcely any criminal jurisdiction. ld. p. 272. Upon receiving any injury, the person or family offended, may instict what punishment they please on the person who was the author of it. Id. p. 274. Their resentment and desire of vengeance are excessive and implacable. Time can neither extinguish nor abate it. It is the chief inheritance parents leave to their children; it is transmitted from generation to generation, until an occasion be sound of satisfying it. Id. p. 309. Sometimes, however, the offended party is appeased. A compensation is paid for a murder that has been committed. The relations of the deceased receive it-, and it consists most commonly of a captive taken in war, who being substituted in place of the person who was mur dered, assumes his name, and is adopted into his family. Id. p. 274. The resemblance holds in many other particulars. It is sufficient for my purpose to have pointed out the similarity of those great features which distinguish and characterize both people. Bochart, and other philologists of the last century, who, with more erudition than than science, endeavoured to trace the migrations of various nations, and who were apt, upon the lightest appearance of resemblance, to find an affinity between nations far removed from each other, and to conclude that they were...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236801350
  • 9781236801357