An universal history: from the earliest accounts to the present time, Volume 15

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Pagina 257 - Jews, who crucified our Lord, and cried out, His blood be upon us and upon our children...
Pagina 256 - We believe in one God, and in his only Son, Jesus Christ, who is his Word and his Power, his Counsel and his Wisdom ; who was with him before the world was created. But in the last days he came to us, — not, however, that he might leave the throne of his divinity, — and was made man of the Holy Ghost and of the holy Virgin Mary, and was baptized...
Pagina 80 - How obtained. even the title of facrament ; in confequence of which they think it unlawful for a man to have more than one wife at once. Neither do they allow any to be lawful, unlefs the perfons have been joined by a prieft : and yet there are numbers of them that have a plurality of wives, and live with them unmolefted.
Pagina 37 - Its length is computed to be about '•*"> *" 60 leagues, and its breadth 20, but was formerly much more '*"*'• efctenfive, feveral of its provinces having been difmembered from it, and joined to that of Tigre. A great part of it is very mountainous and rocky, efpecially towards the eaft, which is moftly inhabited by thofe wild nations mentioned in the laft note. Some towns, tho...
Pagina 436 - Mofambico, though the largeft of the three, is neverthelefs very fmall, not being above two bow-ftiots in breadth, and about fix in length, and about two miles from the continent. The bay is about three miles in circuit, fo that the points of land on each fide advance into thefea. The other two of St. George and St. James, lie on each fide of it, facing the continent in a direct line with it. Over-againft that of St. George, and about a mile from it, is the cape called by the Portuguese Cabo Cetra,...
Pagina 384 - Chriftians, fubjeft or tributary to that empire. THE king and his court are Mohammedans ; and yet are affirmed by fome to be likewife tributary to it, and by others to be continually at war with it. However that be, his fubjefts, of what extract foever (for fome of them are white, others tawny and olive, and others quite black) all fpeak the Arabic tongue : they are flout and warlike, and, among other weapons, ufe poifoned arrows and lances c. Cugrta THE only remarkable piece of hiftory we meet with...
Pagina 297 - Thou art Peter, and upon this rock will I build my church, and I will give thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven, &c.
Pagina 60 - The food they affeft moft, is that of a tree, not unlike our cherries^ but which is full of pith, like our alder, but of a delicious tafte to them. Their fize is fo monftrous, that a man, mounted on a tall mule, cannot reach their back by fome fpans...
Pagina 479 - AbiJJinian or Benemotapan emperors. He is faid to have many rich gold, filver, and copper mines in his dominions, by means of which he carries on a kind of commerce with thcfe two empires, as well as with fome of the eaftern coafters , with whom he is forced to exchange that precious metal for Indian and European commodities, for want of having fome port of his own on either the eaftern or weftern fea. This obliges him to cultivate a conftant peace with the maritime kingdoms of...
Pagina 503 - Kraal, vifits and compliments him in their name, at the fame time giving notice of their expefting his coming to receive the honours due to his exploit. The hero rifes upon the meflage being delivered, and attends the deputy to the middle of the Kraal, where he fquats down on a mat, fpread for the folemnity in the center of the men, who fquat round him in a circle. The deputy then advances, who pronounces certain words, and piflesupon him from head to foot.

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