An Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time, Volumen15


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Página 293 - Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona ; for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock will I build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Página 31 - 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...
Página 253 - I believe in the Holy Ghost, The Lord, The Giver of life, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spake by the Prophets.
Página 430 - ... sea. The other two, St. George and St. James, lie on each side of it, facing the continent in a direct line with it. Over against that of St. George, and about a mile from it, is the cape called by the Portuguese Cabo Cetra, which is a peninsula...
Página 378 - The vtrnmcnt. reft of the inhabitants, for the moft part, are become of the fame religion ; though there are yet a great number of...
Página 74 - 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.
Página 378 - 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 e.
Página 432 - ... them. The country is rich in gold, which is washed down by the rivers in great quantities, and makes a chief part of its commerce. Ivory, ebony, slaves, and cattle, are likewise changed for European, goods.
Página 414 - But, in his way, meeting with two rich fhips, lying at anchor near the coaft, whofe mafters no fooner efpied him than they made all the fail they could to efcape him, he quickly came up to them, and took them ; yet finding afterwards that they belonged to a prince related to the king of...

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