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tcrview of Truth, though darkened with thoic Clouds, wherewith they ouer«caft it :
Hcere with Trw;^, yea, the Souleof 7rh(b,trHt\R^ligion; \\ho[c Shield of Faiib,inA

Sword



r



C H A P .I^ ASIA. V^e fift 'Booke. 51 ^

Swordof the Spirit, thefc (chc flronger part bfthe ftrongcrt CJatfs of HcH) cmnotpre^
uailear^in^. ASpanifh Fadion ot Spanifh humour and iucceffc, more eafily con-
quering a world of the naked Americans, and effeminate Indians, then keepingall
they had in Europe. Such are the armes of the one, and the preaching of the other.
Yccwould I faine bee thankcfullto theonc and the other b, die firR for furthering h BeneSrby
Geographic with knowledge ofa new world; the other, for making a pofTibilitieof t''=Sp;iniaid
abetter world to fome, whereas oche'rwife there was a gcnerail defpcration of all, a"dkfuit.

Neither are the wounds of Popifli fupcrftition fo abfolutely mortal], as the Ethnike
Atheifme;the ' one hauing no foundation at all; the other Shewing the ?r»f/o»«^<?- cO*'^^^'^-'^"'*
rwa; although their B^j^/Zw/Z'TZ/w^eucn heere fupplied theroome of better matter, "^^(^oT/f""
he(\dcs\.\\e\xftsibbU,hayand-i!vooilMtvfoJiit. Better a mixed Truth, thcnatotall cr- r^iefj/tiantj
rour .-and a maimed Chrifl, then none at all. Biithowfoeuetheybebcholden to them therpiftlcs of
for their Diuinittc^ it were inhumanitie in vs, not to acknow^lcdge a beboldingncffe to Xmie,- Bapufia.
them, for that they giue vs in the knowledge of many peoples, although in all their ^^^''('""'■'A^*
Difcourfes this caution is neceffarie, not to yceld them a fathohke and vniucrfajl cre-
dit, where we any way may (pic them dawbing the walls of their pretended Catho-
like Church. Inrclating their Miracles, andfuchlike, we will remember they are y,r»
Juits : in other things not feruiceable to Rome,we will heare them as Trauellers,vvhcn
lying doth not aduantagc them, nor hurt vs. But as the Labours of the lefuits may c-
uery where breed fhame to our negligence in a better quarrell : fo in lapon it is moft
of all admirable, that the furtheft part of the World fhould be fo nccre to their indu-
fttic. And that you at lafl: may be acqu nnted with lapon, we will borrow cf them to
pay your hopes, by this long introduction fufpended.

C^tifxta (who hath tranflated and fct forth more then thirtie ofthofc laponian E-
piflles) in the twelfth Booke of his Indian Hiflorie, doth thus defcribe it. Befides o-
therkffe.threeprincipaillflandsbcarcthenamcof lapon; which the d tirft and grca- ^ Senator



Segnioncs ; i iiciuiiuj^n-u*,, ^-lua^l.^^v^. .. .1.^4^^1,1 vi.wiv.,i,.|^.j, ,t. n.ui iiitic arciii aiior vviiuh aciceth
this laponian Dominion, thrcefcore and fixe Shires, or petieKingdomes. The fpace "ocwith Pia/e-
of Land is mcafured two hundred leagues in length, in breath fome- where ten, in o. >^'^vM-7-cap.z.
thcr places thirtie, betweene the thirtie and thirtie eight degrees of Latitude : EafU ^^"P'^^^cth it
ward from China. (Our Coulitrey-man;K///»rfWy4drfWj- e which now liues there, and l" '^^
hath done thefc many ycares, and therefore hath better meancs to know the truth; e ^id'jtrs in a.
flacethitfromthe35. to the 48. degree of Northerly Latitude: the length Eaft and letter which
by North, and VVefl and by South, tor Co it lieth,is two hundred and twcntie Enolifh ""^^ brought
Leagues that way, and South and North two hundred and thrcefcore Lc3gucs,a!mo(t ^'T? ''^ '-'^
fquare).Thefo;leisnotveiyfenile, fubiefl to much fnow, the aire holcfomc. The rject"b''n"
bowels of the earth are ftored with diuers mettalls; the trees are fruitful), and one dateliomPif
f wonderfiill, in that it abhorreth moiflure.and if happily it be moifiencd, it fhrinkcth rande.Otli?^.
indbecommeth withered; which they rcmedie bypiuckingitvpby chcroots,and af- ^3- >^i'- ,
ter itis dried in the Sunnc, to let it in drie fand ; if a bough be broken ofFand nailed on -^ Grange
againe, itgroweth. They haue two high Mountaincs, one of which c-.fleth foorth
flames, and in the toppe thereof the DiucU vkth to fhcw himfclfc in a bright cloud
to fome, that (by long falling) haue prepared themfclues to this fight: the other called
Figeniana, is by fome leagues higherthen the clouds. Thcyn-.uch cftccinc a tallper-
fonablcncfle : theyplucke off the haircs on their head (children before; the com-
mon people halfc way ; the Nobilitie ajmoff all) leaning but a little growing behinde :
to touch which,were to offer great indignitic to a man. They can endure much hard-
fliip : an infant new boroe in the coldeft of Winter, is prcfentiy earned to the Riuer to
be wafhed : their education is hard ; yet are they neat : they vfefoikcs (as the Ch-nois)
orftickes, not touching the meat with their fingers, and therefore necdc no naperie :
they fit on carpets, andenter theroomes vnfhod, their tablesarc ahandhish fome
cightccnc inches fquare, curioufly wrought, to each gueftonc, and changed at eue-
rie new Icrujce or change of mcate. ^hiakicondonm, againlta folcmnc and fcRiuall
entertainment of his father, prepared an hundred and thirtie thoufand of thefc tables.

They



5X4



Of the Hands of Japan ^ and their Q{eligions. Chap, 1 5;



d t. Armerdt.



fAel.l^imnts.



e Cuftomes in
khings indiffe-
rent arc com-
ly or VBCoine-
lyiino mere loci.



f Sometimes
this is the fcn-
tencethusto
kil thcmfelues,
or at lesft a
mitigation of
the fentencc;
fo eftcemed
there,, as with
vstbcbchea.
dingof great
pcrfons con-
demiiedto a
death more
ignomious.
g w. Adamt
his ftrangc
Yoyagc a!id
aduentures.
h Their Crof-
fes hauc two
troirc timbers,
one for the
hinds, the o-
th«r for the
fectc, and a
third peece in
the middeftjto
bearerp the
waightof the
bodie ; they
binde the^n
thereto, and
runne a Lance
into the right
fide, 'oratimes
two a croflc*
L, Frais.



They vfc ■^ much the powder of a ccrtainc herb called Chia,of which they pur as much
as a Walnut.Ilicll may containc, into a difli of Porcelane.and drinke it with hot water.
At the departure of friends they will (hew all their moft precious houfliold furniture,
thebcrtwhcreof they employ about the heating water, or other vfes for this herbc,
which is of precious account with them. The women in lapon which wanted meancs
to bring vp their children, with inhumane butchcric did dcpriue them, being new.
borncjof that life, which not longbefore they had communicated to them.Their hou.
fcsarc moft of wood, becaufe of often Earth-quakes : and fomc of ftone. Temples
and Monafteries they haue for both Sexes ; and more had, till J^htmanga dcftroyed
them. Their language is one, and yet exceedingly diucrfified, according as they differ
it State or Sexe : or as they fpeake in praife or difpraife, vfing a diuers Idiom.They vfc
Charaftcrs in writing and printing, as in China. Their fwords are of a moft excellent
temper. Their cuftomes differ in many things from other men. e Blackeis a feftiuall
colour, white a funerall: their meates, drinkes, perfumes, areasdiflonanttoours.
Their teeth are coloured with blacke, as beauties liucry borrowed of Art, which wc
by Art woul^auoid. They mount on the right fide of the Horfe. They (it, (as wee
rife) to cntertaine a friend. They giue to the iickc pcrfons, fait things,fliarpc and raw :
neuer let bloudrwc contrary (as in other rite's) either to other ridiculous. All their
Nobles are called Toni : amongft whom are diuers degrees : all of them holding their
tilliucapite, tofindefo many fouldicrs tothe warres, at their ownc coHs. Generally
the whole Nation is wittic : pouertie is a difgrai e to no man, Reproches, Thcfii,Per-
iuries^Dicc.play are hatcfull : very ambitious they are in all things, refpe^iue to their
credit, full of courtefie each to other, neuer brauling, no not at home with their houf-
holds. The inconftancic of that State Icarneth them by vfe to prepare for, and to wcl.
come, euery State. They arc exceedingly fubtill, hypocriticall and double-dealing-
they arc alio of cruell difpolition, not to their enemies alone.but fometimcs will afl'ay
the goodneffe of th^ir blade and ftrength of their arme,on fome innocent bodie ; and
in cafeof di(trefre,theye(tccmcit acredittopreuentthefentence f oflawbybloudy
execution done on thcmfelues, which they vfually doe inrippingvp their breaftesa
crofTe, a feruantorfriend attending to-fmite off hi- head: and if it bee a man of any
fort, his friends and followers in like manner with their dwne hands pluckcouttheir
bowels to teHific their loue. The Gouernours haue abfolute rule oucr their infcriours:
yea,in eucry priuate Familic,tbe authoritic extcndcth to Lfc or death.Thc peopIe(ra!th
^dams) are exceeding courteous and valiant j they are gouerned in great ciuility(no
land better) with feueritie of luftice. They are veiy fuperftitious, and of diuers opi-
nionsMany lefuits and Francifcans haue conucrtcd many.and enioy there many chu'r*
ches.This our Countrcy-man E went chiefe Pilot of a Fleet of Hollanders of fiue faile,
1 ^99. and wintered in the Magellan ftraif-: from A^rill to Sefttmher. Neere to the lie
of Si\ntMarte in feuen and thirtie degrees in the South fca, the fTiip wherein he was,
and another of theFIcet loft their men in fight with the Indians. They failed thence to
lapon, and Ibught the North-Cape (which is falfe placed in Maps) in thirtie degrees,
but found it in 354. In this voyage from Saint -•^<»9' hither, they were fouremonethi
and two and twentic dayes : and then there were but (ixe befides himfelfe that could
ftand vpon their legges. They anchored neere Bomage : and two or three dayes after a
lefuitfromLangafack came abord them. The King of Bungo befriended them with
houfe-roomc, and rcfrefhing for their ficke ; but three ofthcir company died the next
day, and three after; onely cighteene were lefc.The Emperour fent fiue Gallics orFri-
gatsforthcm,about fourefcore leagues diftance: and demanded of them many que-
ftions touching our Countrey, and the termcs cfwarre and peace in which it flood
with others. Then was he commanded to prifon, and two dayes after conuenteda-
gaine, and demanded the caufe of his voyage. The lefuits and Portugalls informed
againft them as robbers of all Nations, and vfed their bcft friends to their worfl de-
fignements : fo that euery day they looked to bee crofTed ( or crucified, •> which
is there the vfuall death of malefadtors). But the Emperour anfwered, they had
not hurt him: and after long imprifonment, he was fuffered to returnc to his fhippe,
and rcftitution of the goods (before fcifed on) commanded , but without effeft,

becaufe



Chap.I^ ASIA. The fift ^ooke. 515



bccaufc they were difperfed. They had fifcicthoiifand riailsgiucnthcm. This Citie

was called Saca, two leagues and a halfe from Or.aca. From thence they were remo-

ued to Q^anto, an hundred and twentie leagues Eartward.necretoEddo, where the

Emperour refided. They could not obtainc ieaue to goe where the Hollanders traded,

but were allowed each man two pound ofRifeaday, andeleuenortwelueducats a

yearc. In proccfTe of three or foure yeares,the Emperour employed Adams in making

bim a fhip after the fafhion of ours.which, " as he could,he did.which wan him fauour a He was nci

andalargerannuitie: Hec after built him another of an hundred and twcntietunnes: ftup-wripht.

and by this meanes,and acquainting him with fome principles of Geometric, and the

M3thcmatikcs,grewin fuchfauour.that thclefuitsand Portugals (his cjHondam tt\c^

mies) were now glad to vfe him as a mediator in their fuits to the Emperour ; He hath

now giuen him a lordfhip,with eighty or ninetie husband-men or flaues,to ferue him,

afauour neuei before done to any (tranger. He could neuer obtaine Icaue to returne

home to his wife : but the Emperour was contented he fliould write for a dutch and

Englifh trade tobethcreeftabhfliedycarely. They hauc there (he faith) an Indies of

money. But let vs here Ieaue our Country-man, and returnc to C^If^j^w,

All lapon fomctime obeyed one Prince, called Fo.or Dairi, b who at length ad- ** MaffM.Ui
dieting himfeife to his priuate delights, and putting off the burthen of ruling to his
officersjgrcw in contempt : and at laft euery one feifed on his owne prouince,whereof
you haue heard there are threefcore and fixe, leauing the !7)<«fW a bare title, and a He-
ralds Kingdome, to giue termes of honor at his pleafurCj whence he raifeth great reue-
nue, othe'rwife fubicdt (excepting his Title) as are all the reft, to the Lord of Tenfa (fo
they call thenobleftKingdomcadioymngtoMesco.)This "^FV.orD^/r/dcfcenderh ^ Cef. Tmr'iaff.
by fuccelTioa from the ancient Kings, out of which he is chofen, and is honoured as a
god. He may not touch the ground with his foot, which if hee doe, he is put by the
place: neuer goeth out of his houfe, feldome is feenc of the people. Hefittethin his
ieat with a bow and ai rovvcs on one hand of him, on the other a Dagger.If he fliould
kill any, or if he (hew himfeife an enemie to peace, heC is depriued as well as if he had
troden on the ground. All great men haue their factors with him to procure new titles
of honor,the oncly fewell of his grcatnelTe.Thc King of China giuing royail enfignes
to Taicofama, pcrlwadedhJmto depofc andaboiifli the Dairt, vvhichyet I doenoc
rcadethat hcdid.

They haue another general! Officer or chiefe Iufiice,\vhich denounceth Warre.and
in peace, giueth fentence on matters in controuerfie. But thefe ore but the Inftruments
of the Lords ofTenfa, asarcalfo t\\tBonz.ij. Thefe are their Rcligious,amongw horn
one is fupremc m cafes fpintuall, by whom all their old holies are ordered, and all new
ate confirmed or daflicd. The T/'wa^', (which ate as their Bifhops) are byhimconfe-
crated and confirmed, although their nomination be by lay-patrons. Hee difpenfeth
with them in diuers priuiledges and immunities : he enioyeth great reuei ue and fouc-
raigntie, and is aduanced hereto by money and kindred. The Tundi giue Prieftly Or-
ders, and difpenfe in Imaller matters, as eating flcfti on dayes prohibited. They arc
fubiedt in fpirituall things to thefe, in fccular affaires to their Kings and Ciuill Magi.
(Irate. Through their diuifions and many warres, they were much infeftcd with rob-
bers and pyrates, till ^»<?^octf»^»»«,f, in ftead of fo many Tyrants, credited one, and
tccamc vniuerfall Monarch of lapon. Betweene him and the King of China hapned
.Vyarres about the Kingdome of Coray, wjiich the laponitesleft vponhis death; and
the Chinois alio, as caring for no more then they alreadie had. Many of them ftillare
pyrates, very much feared, and not i'uffcred to land in anyplace. Captainc £><?»^had Sir Ed. MichcU
experience ofihem to his coftjforhauing taken a fhip ofthcm,and not poflcffinghim- l""'"'^-
fclfe of their weapons, becaufe of their humble fcmblance, they vvatchedopportuni-
tic, and flew him ; and thought to haue taken their takers, and made thcmfeiues ma-
flersof the Engiilli fliippe ; hauing a watchword or token for thofe abord their owne
fliippe, to murther the Englifh there. Dangerous had this fray proued, had not the
murthering peece, with almott a cleane riddance of them, cruelly decided the cuar-
leil. Yet would they not defire their hues, and pulled the pikes of fuch as had woun-
ded them, thorow their bodies, to reucnge ic with their fwords.

They



5Z6 Of the Hands ofiapan, and their ^ligions' Chap, 15.

They haue many Sc6ls, fome reckon them twelue ; all truely agreeing, in difagrec-

ing withTruth : f -mcof them Epiciirc-likc denying Godsprouidencc,and thcfoujcs

immortalitic. They hold that a man hath three foules, which one after another come

into, and depart out of the bodie. Few of their Bonz^ij will openly teach this Doftrine,

but labour to hold the people in awe. «y4mid.i and X^ca they preach, as Sauiours,and

• Uoxutnit to be worfhipped. Some of their Sedts * doebeleeue an eternall life, and promifc it

fixta. to all fuch as call vpon thefe fuppofed Deities, as Saints which fometimcled fo auflerc

a life, for the linnes of mankinde, that for a man to vcxe his minde, or macerate his bo-

die for his ownc finnes, or to doc good workcs, would not onely be fupcrfiitious, but

e Vnnc. Gufb. offenfiuc and derogatorie to their merits. And hcerc the kindc- hearted Icfuit : is pan-

"cd with a fit of Charitic to yoke the Lutherans with them;as if the fuftenngs of lefus

' ■ were but the fuperfiitions of Amida, as if either the fuferin^s ofman^mferfttl.. borrow-

ed, d»tie,c(ju\d be; or the fnferings of god could not be meritorious;or as ifthe Luthe-

h i.Cor.-/.ii. rans denied ChriHian contrition (whofe afFcd is Indignation,^ cfied (felfe-reumge)

as they doe Popifli Confeflion and Satisfaftion. Thefe gods they call Fotocjues. Other

oods of a lefle mould, they call Catnis,vih\ch haue their charges and peculiar offices,

tor health, children, riches^ Sec. as among the elder (that I trouble not the qucaficfto-

mackes of the later) Romanes.

Thefe were Kings and Noble-men,or Inucnters of Arts,of whom they haue as true
I .•la.Dff.HsS, tales as H<'»?f>' or the Legend yctldech. Trfuo/iw^^that died ' afcwyearcs fince, (the
Fran. PafiuM f\r({ which inthcfe many later ages tooke the title of aKng,which, together with the
Lud. Freis, Crowne, he recciucd of the King of China) ordained before his death , that his bodie
fhoLild not be burned after the wonted manner, but clofed in a Cheff, and, in a fump.
k AUValiinan. tuousTemple,for that purpofe built, •' his 'magefhouldbecnfhrincd, and worfliip.
ped with the Title of Scmfaciman, or New Fuciman, the name of their Mars or war-
like god ; which was alfo done. Thus he, which in his youth had vfcd to cut wood and
carric it into the Marketto fell for his daily fuiienance.for his valour promoted in mili«
tarie honours, at laft became the greateft Monarch that la^en had feciie in eight hun-
dred y eares, and not contented with humane greatnefle, would alpire to that diuine,
whereof he himiclfe had becne a dcridcr in others. His name before was Fax)l>ii,ci\-
Icd after ^uabAco»joniu ; the highcf^ Title next to the Da»ri.3nd fignifieth the chicfetf
thetriafure : next borrowing a Kingly Stile from ^i6/)'»j, would (niadde folly) on his
death-bed bequeath Godhead to a man,and immortalitie to a carkaflc:whcn he could
no longer hold out his pride, crucltic, and other wicked courfcs, which made his pre-
fcncedreadfull, hismemoricdcteffablc. Nahunanguwzs his predeccfTorin his State
I LuJ,Fro!s. and impietie, arrogating diuine honoi to himfelfe, ' but dcfkoying the Temples of
their Gods, together widi the Temple-keepers, the 'Bonz.ij. This appeared at FrentU
ama, a famous vniueriltie of thofe 'Se«i:-(ji,nine miles from vi/<.-rf(r<?,wherciu eight hun-
dred yeares paf^, a laponian King had ereiiled three thoufnnd and eight hundred Tern-
pleSjWith h.^ufes adioyncd for the /?<w=-!).-allowing to their maintenance the third part
of the rcuenuc of the Kingdom of Vomen. Hence proceeded their o dcrs. and goucrn-
inent in affaires both of State and Rcligionjbeing a Seminary of Lawes and Superftiti-
oiis. But thefe Temples in time diniinifhed to eight hundred, and thcBonziandifci.
phne as much empaired,and altered from auffcrity (in fome)co wantonnes,(in others)
from Arts,to Armcs.The Bonz^ij to^-kc part with Nechien, enemy of Nabunangx, who
enraged hereat,madc truce with the one, to dcffroy the other.The 'Bonz.ij not preuai-
ling by their fuing for peace, fortified themfcluesforwarrc in the Temple of Qupnon
their god of health and long life, much frequented with pilgrims from all parts,much
folemnized with their pompous procelfions (like in all parts if ye bclceue the lefuit to
their Cor^M-Chrill-Ao\e\y\n\i\e) which grew the morefamous,for that thefcwercbu:
the preamble to the like pompc in the Gibon-Feftiuall at Meaco. But allpreuailcd not
with IsltibHnar.ga, who deflroyed both Temple and Pricfts with fiic and fword, bur-
ning foure hundred other Temples for company, in theyearc i <i72. At Meaco he bur-
ned twentic of thefe Bonzian Cloifters of the greater foit,befidcs fourefcore leflc,3nd
in one of them threefcore Bonzian women orNunnes, whofe Dcuotion was employ-
ed in begging for the reparation of the Temple of ^^/W. Amongff the rcff, as the

Grecians



Chap.I^ ASIA. Thefifi'Booke. ^ly

Grecians hid the'w Mercury with his Caduceui^ fo the laponians haue their Itz,u with
his Trident, lo conuey foulcs departed into their allotted ctcrnall tefidences : The Bon-
x,tj his Chaplaines by lots inquired whither they ihould rcinoue him ; he commanded
it and they with great folemnity performed it,buc out of a place, which then efcaped,to
another"' vvhercin.and wherewith hewas burnt. J'<«'»/rf»^/'^ Was another Bonzian A- m Out of the
cademy,adorned with many Colledges.which he deftroied.r«;?C;^w>» theKing ofCai- Frying pan
nochun (haued hii head and beard:and profcfled himfclfe a BoMz.i,zn6 not only attired ""° '''"^ *"
himfelfe inthcir habit.but thrice a day did perfornie their fuperftitions^hauing fix hun-
dred Bonz^if to his followers. He writ to N^hmanga, intitling himfclfe the Tatron of
thofeTS^ligtons: the other in his anfwerc ftilcd himfclfe the Tamer of Dt»tls,aKdenemie
ifSeSls. But after jhathc would be a god,foonc did he ceafe to be a man; the immor-
tall God, hating corriuals, by his ownc fubicds dcflroyfd his lifc,richcs,aniH memoryo
Thefc 'Bonz.ij are for the nioft part gentlemcn,whom their parents (hauing many chil-
dren) for want of maintenance thruft into Cloiftcrs; 5^4«f» (as you haue heard) and
Shai'.ers, couctoufly pilling and polling the people of their money by maiiy deuifes, a$
by felling them fcrolies to keepc them (by the Diucll) from hurt ofDiuels after death:
borrowing of money hccre, " to repay with great intcreft in the Future world;giuing n Xd.Gagui,
thcCrcditorabillorfcroll of their hands for Iccuriticrby telling of things ftollcn or
loft, (which they doeby inchantments, calling a Diuell into a Child, who being fo
poffcfled, anfweteth their quertions)by felling their bleflings and curfes,hkc 'Balaam.
Some hyvow(themo(l)liuevnm3rricd: as the Bonzian women.

Another Sed, called /<?»<Jiw^«.v«, before their admiflion into that Order, liue two
thoufand or more together on a high mountaincjfor the fpacc of thrcefcoie dayes ma-
cerating themfclues with felfc-infliifted penance ; the Diuell in diners fliapcs mcanc-
while appearing to them, and after this they arc recciucd into that damnable fellow-
fliip,dirtingui{hedby whirc flockcs hanging downe their neckes, curled hairc, anct
blacke hats, and fo wander from place to place, giuing notice of their camming by a
litde bell. Another Seft, called (jengttu^ dwell on fome high hill , blacke of complexi-
on, and (as is fuppofed) hornedj marry wiues of their ownc kindred, pafle oucr great
tiucrs by the diucls help, who on a ccrtaine hill,at times appointed,appcarcth to them ;
<df whom by the mvs^toi Amida he is worshipped. In another hill he was wont to ap-
f care to his deuoute followers, whom then he would lead, as they thought, to paradilc
indeed x.^ dcrtruftion, they fay that a ibnne, not able to perfwade his father from this
paflageto Paradifc, fecrctly followed him with his bow and arrowes, and when the
Diuell appeared fhot and wounded a Fox, whom hee followed by the bloud to a lake
wherein he found many dcad-mensbones.Theyhauc another Vniucrfity in lapon cal-
led C«4,whofe Bonzian ftudents are oftheSedt o^CemhendaxU, fuppofed the Inucn*
terofihcIaponianLetters*.Heinhisoldagcdiggedafourc-fquareCaue,into which » ^ij^ f^,,,^
he conueyed himfelfe affirming that he then died not,bi:t after fome millions of yeares D«r«,
would returne in the dayes of one yW/r^^K.which then fhould be a moft worthy Kin^^
in lapon. About his fcpulchre burne many lampcs, lent thither from diucrs Nations,
with opinion that fuch as enrich that monumcnt,fhall themfelucs here be enriched.and
fn the other life by Co/-K^w</<j.r*ypatronifed In thcColledge, here liue fix thoufand of
thofe Shatteltngs : from wh-'^m women are rcftrained vpon painc of death. At Fatono-
fW>/, the Boi«° trained vpwittic and proper youths in all tricks offubtllty and guile, o AConni-
acquainting them with Genealogies of PrinceSjthat fo they might couterfeit to be the catching nicfc.
fon'nes of fuch or fuch great men, and borrowin g money on that credit, might enrich
their wicked Colledge:till the flcight being found,they were killed of the Inhabitanrs.

There be that wordiip the Sunneand Moone,vvho haue an Image with three heads
Iwhich (they fay) is the vcrtue of the Sunne,Moone,and Elements. P Theie worfliip the P, C«f. Tm.
Diucll, in vifible fhapc appearing to thcm.with many and coftly Sacrifices, . n .



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