A New Survey of the West-Indies

A New Survey of the West-Indies

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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. 1677 edition. Excerpt: ... one of the best ingredients, and denied by none, forthat it is hot and dry in the third degree, it provokes urine, and helps the kidneys and reins of those who are troubled with cold difeases, and itis good The Acbiatte hath a piercing, attenuating quality, as appeareth by. the common practice of the Physicians of the Indialr, experienced daily in the effects of it, who do give it to their Patients/to cut andattenuate the gross humours, which i ingredientsare all to be dried, except the Acbione, with care' that they may be beaten to powder, ketpingthem-R 2. _ (till Another i R 3 l thLn grow fat and corpulentby it '. which indeed may seem hard to believes for considering that all the ingredients, except the Cacao, do rather extenuate, then make fat, be, cause theyare hot and dry in the third degree. And we have already said, that the qualities which do predominatc in Cacao, are cold and dry, whichare very unfit to add have heard the Spaniards say that when we have taken a good prize, a ship laden with Cacao, in anger and wrath we have hurlcd over board this good commodity, not regarding the worth and goodness of it, but calling it in bad Spain, Cagarnta de Carnero', or (heeps dung in good Indizfr, and nothing enricheth Claiaga in particular more e then it, whither are brought srom Mcxico and other parts, huskssrom it), which is windy and melancholy. This is commonly carried by the Indian women to the Market hot in pots, and there is sold in cups. ' The Criplian Students, as we go to a 'tavern to drink a cup of wine, so they go' in company to the puhick Mazkcxs, '-B 4. and dicant Fryer, and with this in a hasindkerchief a dozen pieces of eight. Dan Nlelcbardell/elazca, yet exceeded her, a in words and complements I mean, but in deeds, he...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923693
  • 9781236923691