The World Displayed; Or, A Curious Collection of Voyages and Travels, Selected from the Writers of All Nations: In which the Conjectures and Interpolations of Several Vain Editors and Translators are Expunged, Every Relation is Made Concise and Plain, and the Divisions of Countries and Kingdoms are Clearly and Distinctly Noted. Illustrated and Embellished with Variety of Maps and Prints by the Best Hands..

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J. Newbery, 1761
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Page 64 - On their arriving at the place appointed, which is on a certain day of the moon, they find in the evening feveral heaps of gold duft, at a fmall diftance from each other, againft which, the Moors place fo many of their trinkets as they judge will be taken for the value.
Page 15 - To the ibuth-weft is a neck of land, about half a furlong broad, near which flood the principal gate of the city. This is entirely covered with a feries of broken walls, cifterns, and other ruins, that are continued quite down to the river, and mark the fite of the ancient Cirta.
Page 48 - This leads into a fpacious court, where are the ruins of three contiguous temples; but the roofs, porticos and fronts are broken down, though all the other walls, with their pediments and entablatures, remain entire. In each of them is a niche, fronting the portico, and behind that in the middle temple is a fmall chamber, which formerly ferved, perhaps, for a veftry. Upon an eminence fix leagues to the weft* fouth-weft of Spaitla, is Caflanen.
Page 75 - Bedoweens, as soon as the dough is kneaded, it is made into thin cakes, which are either immediately baked upon the coals, or else in a ta-jen, a shallow earthen vessel like a frying pan.
Page 70 - Each family hath a particular portion of it walled in like a garden, where the bones of their ancestors have remained...
Page 25 - Throat. If a Jew or a Christian is guilty of Murder, he is Burnt alive without the gates of the City; but for the same Crime the Moors and Arabs are either Impaled, hung up by the Neck over the Battlements of the City, or thrown upon Hooks fixed upon the Walls, below, where they sometimes hang in Dreadful Torments for Thirty and Forty hours together before they Expire.
Page 48 - But notwithflanding the rudenefs of the workmanfhip, and the oddnefs of the fituation, it has an infcrip-* tion, in which Manlius Felix, the founder, is gratefully commemorated. In the plains below the city are many maufoleums, upon one of which is an elegy in hexameter and pentameter verfes. This place feems to have received its prefent name from the maufoleums, which at a diftance have the appearance of fo many towers or foftrefles.
Page 48 - ... temple still remaining, is supposed to have been a great city. It stood six leagues to the eastward of Sufetula, and was known among Roman authors by the name of Oppidum Chilmanense. The town of Casareene, the Colonia Scillitana of former days, claims some attention for a triumphal arch, though it be more remarkable for the quantity and value of the materials than for the beauty or elegance of the design. On the top there is an attic structure, having certain Corinthian-like ornaments bestowed...
Page 83 - Streight ; one of them measured ten feet two inches from the tip of one wing to that of the other, when they were extended : the sheerwater, on the contrary, is less, and darker coloured on the back.
Page 20 - Auress, have a quite different mien and complexion from their neighbours ; for they are so far from being swarthy, that they are fair and ruddy ; and their hair, which, among the other Kabyles, is of a dark colour, is with them of a deep yellow.

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