The modern part of An universal history, from the earliest accounts to the present time, Volum 8

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C. Bathurst, J. F. and C. Rivington, A. Hamilton, T. Payne, T. Longman, S. Crowder, B. Law, T. Becket, J. Robson, F. Newbery, G. Robinson, T. Cadell, J. and T. Bowles, S. Bladon, J. Murray, and W. Fox., 1781
 

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Pàgina 284 - That the king of Great Britain and the States General of the United Netherlands...
Pàgina 238 - These people have the nether part of their ears cut into a round circle, hanging down very low upon their cheeks, whereon they hang things of a reasonable weight. The nails of their hands are an inch long, their teeth are as black as pitch, and they renew them often, by eating of an herb with a kind of powder, which they always carry about them in a cane for the same purpose.
Pàgina 190 - ... ship. In the remaining eight months of the year, that is, from the middle of October to the middle of June, there is a constant season of settled weather, when, if the cables are but well armed, there is scarcely any danger of their being...
Pàgina 263 - Elizabeth under the name of the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies.
Pàgina 99 - This poflibly may be fo ; however, as it has been otherwife reported, and as thefe countries lie upon the very line that divides the known from the unknown parts of the world, and may be as eafily reached by the South Seas as by the way of the Cape of Good Hope, a few particulars from the hiftories of the Portuguefe may not be either unpleafant or unufeful, more efpecially if the fpirit of difcovery fhould at any time hereafter animate the bofoms of our countrymen (K).
Pàgina 144 - They are modeftly clad in a coat or jerkin, after the manner of the Bifayas, and a long mantle. Their hair is tied on the crown of the head, making a knot like a rofe. On...
Pàgina 188 - ... for the cattle, of which it is not uncommon to see herds of some thousands feeding together in a large meadow, are certainly the most remarkable in the world ; for they are all of them milk-white, except their ears, which are generally black.
Pàgina 349 - England by the tories, to disgrace both the king and them. To this, another charge of a high nature was added, that they robbed the public, and applied much of the money that was given for the service of the nation, both to the supporting a vast expense, and to the raising great estates to themselves. This was sensible to the people, who were uneasy under heavy taxes...
Pàgina 15 - in a great naval engagement, was funk, and himfelf taken prifoner, and carried to Genoa. He remained there many years in confinement ; and, as well to amufe his melancholy, as to gratify thofe who defired it from him, he fent for his notes from Venice, and compofed the hiftory of his travels.
Pàgina 383 - ... part {landing clofe to the ftreet. Oppofite to the weft gate of the fort is a barrack, where the company's foldiers lodge when off guard : and adjoining to it is a very convenient hofpital, whither they are conveyed and carefully attended when fick. At the other end of the barrack is a mint, where the company coin gold and filvsr.

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