A New Collection of Voyages, Discoveries and Travels: Containing Whatever is Worthy of Notice, in Europe, Asia, Africa and America, כרך 6

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J. Knox, 1767
 

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עמוד 534 - I fhall now make a few remarks upon the ladies, who have many good qualities befides their beauty- They are very cleanly and modeft in their drefs. Their eyes are black, and fo little, that, when they laugh, you can fcarce fee them. Their hair is black as jet, and neatly tied up in a knot, on the crown of the head, adorned with artificial flowers of their own making, which are very becoming. The better fort, who are feldooi expofed to the air,
עמוד 489 - After we had waited about a quarter of an hour, the Emperor entered the hall at a back-door, and seated himself upon the throne; upon which all the company stood.
עמוד 456 - After fitting about half an hour, the ihaman placed himfetf crofs-legged upon the floor, clofe by a few burning coals upon the hearth, with his face towards his companions ; then he took two flicks about four feet long each, one in...
עמוד 490 - ... obeisance nine times to the Emperor. At every third time we stood up, and kneeled again. Great pains were taken to avoid this piece of homage, but without success. The master of the ceremonies...
עמוד 436 - On the pile was an arched arbour, formed of dry flicks, boughs, and leaves, open only at one end to admit her entrance. In this the body of the deceafed was depofited, his head at the end oppofite to the opening.
עמוד 434 - Hindoo great law-giver and prophet, Bramah, his wives, inconfolable for his lofs, refolved not to furvive him, and offered themfelves voluntary victims on his funeral pile. The wives of the chief Rajahs, the firft officers of the ftate, being unwilling to have it thought that they were deficient in fidelity and affection, followed the heroic example fet them by the wives of Bramah. The Bramins, a tribe then newly...
עמוד 40 - ... the figures of the graces. I was here convinced of the truth of a reflection I have often made, that if it were the fashion to go naked, the face would be hardly observed.
עמוד 106 - Antoninus Pius built a great temple to Jupiter at Heliopolis, near Libanus in Phoenicia, which was one of the wonders of the world.
עמוד 439 - Eramins dipped a large wick of cotton in fome ghee, and gave it ready lighted into her hand, and led her to the open fide of the arbour ; there all the Bramins fell at her feet — after...
עמוד 33 - ... in the midst of it. It is raised nine or ten steps, and inclosed with gilded lattices, round which vines, jessamines, and honeysuckles, make a sort of green wall. Large trees are planted round this place, which is the scene of their greatest pleasures...

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