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الصفحة 197 - ... morning, till the Emperor came into the hall. During this interval, there were only two or three servants in the hall, and not the least noise was heard from any quarter.
الصفحة 117 - Now, as this operation is performed by dipping first into the powder a small wooden bodkin of the thickness of a quill, and then drawing it afterwards, through the eyelids over the ball of the eye, we shall have a lively image of what the Prophet (Jer.
الصفحة 280 - The spirit of wine in the others was frozen. If we opened the door of a warm room, the external air instantly converted all the air in it into snow, whirling it round in white vortexes.
الصفحة 219 - ... Our friend was fo polite as to fend chairs for his guefts about ten of the clock ; and, at eleven, we reached the houfe, which was the largeft of that fort I ever faw, and could eafily contain fix or eight hundred people. The roof was fupported by two rows of wooden pillars. This tavern confifted only of one apartment, great part of which was filled with long tables, having benches on each fide for the accommodation of the company. During the time of dinner, we were entertained with mufic, and...
الصفحة 181 - Mongalls never accounted it worth cultJvating, but that the world is obliged to the marmots for the quantities fcattered at random in many parts of this country ; for whatever part of the ripe feed happens to be blown among the thick grafs can very feldom reach the ground, but muft there wither and die ; whereas...
الصفحة 197 - ... or inclemencies of the weather. 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.
الصفحة 175 - After fetting all the fifh a fwimming, he feemed much pleafed ; and, having learned a little of the Ruffian language, and a fmattering of the Portuguefe, began to converfe with me. I carried him to my lodgings, and offered to entertain him with a dram ; but he would tafte nothing: for he faid, it was againft the rules of his religion to eat or drink with ftrangers.
الصفحة 281 - Sometimes they begin in the form of a great scarf of bright light, with its extremities upon the horizon, which, with a motion resembling that of a...
الصفحة 211 - I afked an elderly gentleman who ftood by me, how he liked the mufic ? he faid it was very good, but their own was better. No ladies were to be feen, though, I believe, feveral of them were behind a fcreen, at the other end of the room. The mufic being over, the Emperor ordered one of the princes to conduct the...
الصفحة 197 - The master of the ceremonies now desired the ambassador, who was at some distance from the rest, to walk into the hall ; and conducted him by one hand, while he held his credentials in the other. Having...

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