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Page 267 - ... hardships, but even exempt from the want of ordinary relaxation. During the long and tedious voyages in which he was engaged, his eagerness and activity were never in the least abated.
Page 102 - This instrument is called naffa; and with the chink turned toward them, they sit and beat strongly upon it with two cylindrical pieces of hard wood about a foot long, and as thick as the wrist ; by which means they produce a rude, though loud and powerful sound. They vary the strength and rate of their beating at different parts of the dance ; and also change the tones by beating in the middle, or near the end of their drum. The first dance...
Page 11 - ... of the exhibitions. Four or five of this band had pieces of large bamboo, from three to five or six feet long, each managed by one man, who held it nearly in a vertical position, the upper end open, but the other end closed by one of the joints.
Page 170 - About half-past five, the prince returns into the hall of audience, or some other large apartment, where he places himself in a balcony to see his troops exercise, and his cavalry defile before him. He is, as in the morning...
Page 134 - ... that in the night, or in foggy weather, they gave us notice of the vicinity of the ice, before we could see it. We never found the whole herd asleep, some being always upon the watch. These, on the approach of the boat, would wake those next to them, and the alarm being thus gradually communicated, the whole herd would be awake presently.
Page 12 - I cannot tell, instead of the back, he struck her on the breast. Upon this, a person rose instantly from the crowd, who brought him to the ground with a blow on the head; and he was carried off without the least noise or disorder.
Page 92 - I cannot determine ; for its colour is an iron gray ; when pounded it has a dirty afti colour like what we call brown fait. The quality improves in proportion to the depth of the mine : towards the fides and furface it is mixed with earthy or ftony particles; lower down it is faid to be perfectly pure, and requires no other procefs before it is ufed than to be pounded. The fined of this gray fait, however, is of a weak quality when compared with our common fen.
Page 12 - ... crowd, who brought him to the ground with a blow on the head ; and he was carried off without the least noise or disorder. But this did not save the other five women from so odd a discipline, or perhaps necessary ceremony; for a person succeeded him, who treated them in the same manner. Their disgrace did not end here; for when they danced, they had the mortification to find their performance, twice disapproved of, and were obliged to repeat it.
Page 265 - Himself in the pinnace, to receive them ; and ordered me to attend him in the cutter. When we arrived at the beach, Eappo came into the pinnace, and delivered to the captain the bones wrapped up in a large quantity of fine new cloth, and covered with a spotted cloak of black and white feathers.