The Poetical Works Of Robert Southey, Esq. (volume 6)

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byRobert Southey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815. Excerpt: ... NOTES. NOTES ON THE SECOND VOLUME. Thus let their blood be shed.--V. p. 7. This ceremony of declaring war with fire and water is presented, by De Bry, in the eleventh print of the description of Florinda, by Le Moyne de Morgues. The Feast of the Departed.--VI. p. 7. Lafitau. Charlevoix. The Council Hall.--VI. p. 6. "The town house, in which are transacted all public business and diversions, is raised with wood and covered over with earth, and has all the appearance of a small mountain at a little distance. It is built in the form of a sugar loaf, and large enough to contain 500 persons, but extremely dark, having (besides the door, which is so narrow that but one at a time can pass, and that after much winding and turning) but one small aperture to let the smoke out, which is so ill contrived that most of it settles in the roof of the house. Within it has the appearance of an ancient amphitheatre, the seats being raised one above another, leaving an area in the middle, in the centre of which stands the fire: the seats of the head warriors are nearest it."--Memoirs of Lieutenant Henry Timberuke, who accompanied the Cherokee Indians to England in 1762. The Sarbacan.--Vl. p. 8. "The children at eight or ten years old are very expert at killing birds and smaller game with a sarbacan, or hollow cane, through which they blow a small dart, whose weakness obliges them to shoot at the eye of the larger sort of prey, which they seldom miss."--TimberLake. The pendant string of shells.--VI. p. 8. "The doors of their houses and chambers were full of diverse kindes of shells, hanging loose by small cordes, that being shaken by the wind they make a certaine rattelling, and also a whisteling noise, by gathering the wind in their holowe places; for herein they have great ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815. Excerpt: ... NOTES. NOTES ON THE SECOND VOLUME. Thus let their blood be shed.--V. p. 7. This ceremony of declaring war with fire and water ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217364667

ISBN - 13:9780217364669

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