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الصفحة 165 - When they go a-hunting into the woods, they carry with them no provifions, but depend entirely on what they are to catch. They eat every animal that comes in their way, even a bear, fox, or wolf. The fquirrels are reckoned delicate food ; but the ermins have fuch a ftrong rank tafte and fmell, that nothing but ftarving .can oblige them to eat their flefh.
الصفحة 170 - ... a while in order to cool. The landlady now took fome wooden cups, which held about half a pint each, and ferved her tea to all the company. The principal advantage of this tea is, that it both fatisfies hunger and quenches thirft.
الصفحة 160 - ... which lets in a good light. Two or three pieces will laft the whole winter, Thefe Tartars are very neat and cleanly, both in their perfons and houfes. They ufe no ftoves, as the Ruffians do.
الصفحة 275 - ... that are still more dangerous. The winds seem to blow from all quarters at once, and drive about the snow with such fury, that the roads are in a moment rendered invisible. Dreadful is the situation of a person...
الصفحة 271 - ... a little brandy, the only thing that could be kept liquid, our tongues and lips froze to the cup, and came away bloody : in a cold that congealed the fingers of fome of us, and threatened us with ftill more difmal accidents.
الصفحة 223 - About five of the clock a fignal was given for beginning to play off the fireworks, by a rocket let fly from the gallery where the Emperor fat } and, in the fpace of a few minutes, many thoufand lanterns were lighted.
الصفحة 209 - Emperor repeated the aflurances of his friendfhip for his Czarifh Majefty, talked ftrongly on the vanity and uncertainty of all human affairs, adding, that he was now an old man, and, by the courfe of nature, could not live long, and defired to die...
الصفحة 274 - Its little houfes were buried to the tops in fnow, which, had there been any day-light, muft have effectually fhut it out. But the fnow continually falling, or ready to fall, for the moft part hid the fun the few moments he might have appeared at mid-day. In the month of January the cold was increafed to that extremity, that Mr.
الصفحة 165 - They never revifit the fick till they think the danger paft. If the perfon dies, they place him on a branch of a tree, to which he is tied with ftrong wythes, to prevent his falling. When they go a-hunting into the woods, they carry with them no provifions, but depend entirely on what they are to catch.
الصفحة 161 - Hunting is the employment of moft of the young fellows in this country ; and is very profitable, as they fell the 30] fan to great advantage. We found that this place produced great plenty both of game and wild beaih, bat few fables.

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