A Voyage to Suratt, in the Year, 1689; Giving a Large Account of That City, and Its Inhabitants, and of the English Factory There. Likewise a Description of Madeira, St. Jago, Annobon, Cabenda, and Malemba ... St. Helena, Johanna, Bombay,

A Voyage to Suratt, in the Year, 1689; Giving a Large Account of That City, and Its Inhabitants, and of the English Factory There. Likewise a Description of Madeira, St. Jago, Annobon, Cabenda, and Malemba ... St. Helena, Johanna, Bombay,

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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. 1696 edition. Excerpt: ...the perpetual perspiration caus'd by the Heat, which is augmented by this Liquor, are the reason why the Gout and Stone, Agues, Rheumatifms and Catarhs are rarely heard of in these parts. The Heat indeed abates the vigour of ou'r Spirits, and thereby inducesa lan guid Faintness-, which is the general," but withal a very tolerable Infirmity," in refpefl of those acute Distempers. The Cbimfi, among whom the Tea. grows, take abundance of this Drink efore their Meals, and are generally very plump and in very good likeing., 'Our English President enquir'd much for the Flower of Tea, among those who had been Conversant in Cbimz, but could never obtain a sight of any; and it seems very doubtful whether that Shrub bears any Flowers at all up-on it. For a Chimfi Madarine, who ar-riv'd at Sarzztt in the quality of an Envoy from Lizgsa, brought with him several kinds 0 Tea, but no Flower; ibme of it was lb valuable in C hi.-14, that a single Czitte of it was reputed a noble X 2 ' Present Present for the chief Minifiers, and it was very rarely to be found, however he brought with him a Tasie of it for ourPrelident, among severalother kinds, wherein he gave him a Morning Entertainment. And a Learned Physician, who for some Years had lived in China, spoke nothing of this Flower of Tea, only gave this Account of three firm sam other sorts that grew there, and were "fT"'5 most frequently drunk among them, -viz. Bing, Singlo, and Bohe. Bohe is o a small Leaf and very young, and by its moisture, upon the score of its under-growth, requires more than an or. dinary frixure, which makes it acquire that blackness visible in it, and which discolours the Water to a kind of Red ness The second is Singlo, which is a larger Leaf, because more...show more

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