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The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, vol 9

Asia, Part II

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Author: Richard Hakluyt
Language: English
Wordcount: 139,954 / 408 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.9
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 701
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 7948
Genres: Travel, Nautical, History
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ges in the newe mone: and thei worschipen moche the mone and the sonne, and often tyme knelen azenst hem. And alle the folk of the contree ryden comounly with outen spores: but thei beren alle weys a lytille whippe in hire hondes, for to chacen with hire hors. And thei had gret conscience, and holden it for a gret synne, to casten a knyf in the fuyr, and for to drawe flessche out of a pot with a knyf, and for to smyte an hors with the handille of a whippe, or to smyte an hors with a brydille, or to breke o bon with another, or for to caste mylk or ony lykour, that men may drynke, upon the erthe, or for to take and sle lytil children. And the moste synne, that ony man may do, is to pissen in hire houses, that thei dwellen in. And who so that may be founden with that synne, sykerly thei slen hym. And of everyche of theise synnes, it behovethe hem to ben schryven of hire prestes, and to paye gret somme of silver for hire penance. And it behovethe also, that the place, that men han pissed in, be halewed azen; and

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