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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...by they even suffer from dearth of provisions. There are more mountains than plains. Their habitations are very poor, and they have no walled places.1 Many jewels come into our parts by the hands of these people, because through the liberty they enjoy, and their sanctity, they go where jewels are produced, and carry them into other countries without any expense. Thus, having a strong country, they keep the Sultan Machamuth at war. THE CHAPTER CONCERNING THE CITY OF CEVUL, AND ITS CUSTOMS, AND THE BRAVERY OP ITS PEOPLE. Departing from the said city of Combeia, I travelled on until I arrived at another city named Cevul,2 which is distant some of the Joghee Fakirs, and of the estimation in which they were held by their co-religionists. On this occasion, Varthema is more modest in his description than either Bernier or Hamilton, who descend to the most disgusting particulars in the habits of these filthy ascetics. See PiicKERTon's Voyages, vol. viii. pp. 180, 317-8. 1 This description of the country inhabited by Varthema's " loghe" confirms me in the impression that the Myhee Canta is indicated. 1 Chaul, Choul, or Chovrul, a town and seaport of the Northern Concan, in the British district of Tanuah, twenty-three miles south of Bombay. It appears to have been a place of considerable trade in former times. Nikitin, the Russian traveller, who calls it Chivil, visited it about thirtyfive years before Varthema, and describes the manners of the inhabitants much as he does: "People go about naked, with their heads uncovered, and bare breasts...Their kniaz prince wears a/ata a large silken garment on the head, and another on the loins; the boyars wear it on the shoulders and on the loins, Varthema's "'/" apostolicha. The...
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