The Pleasant, and Surprizing Adventures of Mr. Robert Drury, During His Fifteen Years Captivity on the Island of Madagascar

The Pleasant, and Surprizing Adventures of Mr. Robert Drury, During His Fifteen Years Captivity on the Island of Madagascar

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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. 1743 edition. Excerpt: ... they had when living; and this Name is principally known by the Word Garevo at the End of it $ as may be observed in the Repetition of Deaan Crindo, and Deaan Mm nanzack'i Fathers Names by my Mock-Retitiu't among the Peasants. The Veneration they have for the Memory their Ancestors, and the Assurance they have of their Spirits always existing, is ap parent in almost every Circumstance of the few religious Ceremonies which they per farm: The Burial of thei'tf Dead is very particular, and solemn. I have frequently hinted at the great Humanity, with which they treat each other on all Occasions, and under all Difficulties of nbhdt Nature, or Kind soever. In Sickness they daily visit, and contribute all that in them lies to the Relief $f the as flitted Family, tind the Restoration of the Patient. When any One is dead, all the Relations, and Neighbours come to the House, the Women make doleful Lamentations, and the Men assist in the necessary Preparations for the Funeral. In the first Place, they pitch upon a Tree for the Coffin i after that, a Cow, or an Ox, is kiltd, and some of the Blood sprinkled upon it: f imploring at the same Time their Fore-fat hen, and the Daemons, and Demi-Gods to aid and assist them; and take Care that the Tree does not split in the jailing; or that any One be not hurt either by cutting, or selling it. When-the Tree is down, they cut it about a Foot longer than the Corps, and split it diredlly Lengths mays (for they always make Choice of a Tree.which they know will split after this Manner): and dig both Parts hollow, life two Trough. It is then carry'd to the House, the Corp bting in the mean Time wafifd, and wraps d up in a Lamber, or frequently in t/wo, and Jow'd.together. There is Frankincense, or a Gum wery much like..show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123663778X
  • 9781236637789