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Purchas his pilgrimage : or Relations of the world and the religions observed in all ages and places discovered, from the creation unto this present. In foure parts. This first containeth a theologicall and geographical historie of Asia, Africa, and America, with the ilands adiacent. Declaring the a online

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Some hold A'<?r^* booke in luch Veneration, that without it they hold it impoflible
tobefaued. Other 5<'«^r/ haue becne in other ages in high reputation ofhoJines, but
•i one cfpecially,notahHndrcd yearsfincc.the author of the Sesftcalled /cexos.thc ruler 1 Gaf^we.Vi-
ot Gcncrall of which Scd is openly wicked, but fo adored of the people, that if he but '*'''•
looke on them,they will falutc him wich ccares of ioy.pray ing him that all their finnes

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may be pardoned, and therewith giuc him no fmall quantitic of their gold. His ycarc-
ly Fcftiuail is fo honored with thronging of the people, that in the entrie of the Cloy,
ftcr many arc troden vnder foot, which yet is of the blinde people accounted a happi-
ncfTe.many willingly yeeld ing themfelues to be k'llcd in that preffc. And in the night
whiles hispraifcsarefung, thereisagreat howling and lamentation. Kle^uiren wa$
Author of the Se&.Fo^»exa». But of other their fupcrftitions you fliall hcare more in
the next Chapter.



aBaitesinthc
iourncy to Pa-
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b Laurent. U-
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Chap. XVI.

{^ Cont'imition of the former Difcourfe touching the Reli-
gions of 1 if on.

.Eaco their chicfc Citic is chiefe ajfo in fupcrftitions, hailing had ( if re-
port lie not) on the hill neereto it feuenthoufand Cloilkrs or Abbies:
one of which is fo famous, that the Kings in their Warrcs will vow
great fummcs of gold, and after viftorie pay the fame there : the peo-
ple alfo in diftreflic make it their fanftuaric,where the Diuell by vifions
dcludeth them. In Attgufl they celebrate the Fcart of Gtben with Pa-
geants: fiftcene or fixtecnc Chariots coucred with f]lkc,go bcforc.in them arc children
with Minftralfic.Euery Chariot is drawnc with thirtie or fortic men, and followed by
their peculiar companies or trades : and after them Chariots of men armed, which all
pafle by the Temple in the morning. In the eucning,two Litters come forth,carriedby
men;thc one of the god, the other of his Lcmmanjthen followed the third of his Wife,
with which the men runne vp and downc in fuch a confufcd manner, as may fignifie
her iealoufic. Heere the people weepc and pray to their goddeffe.w horn yet with a
contrary deuotion they comfort : and laftly (as if by the peoples mediation) the Lit-
ters arc ioyned together, and carried into the jcrnplcj In the fame moneth they haue
their Feaft of All-foules, in which they light many lampcsat their doores, and all night
walkevpand downc theCitie: and many fuppofeat a certaine place they mcetc with
the walking ghofls of their deceafcdfciends.and after v^elcoming ccremonies,they fet
viif^ualls » before them, at lead in that place, where hauing a while attended, they in-
uite them to their houfes. The reafon of this refrefKing they alleagc the long iourney
to Paradife, which in leflc then three yearcjfpacc cannot bcpaffed.and therefore they
haue need of hcartning.Two dayes this Feaft laftf th, in which they clenfe their grauet
and giuc prcfents to the Benz.ij. In CMarch they haue fcftiuail Playes, in which many
meete in the aftcrnoonc painted with the Images of their gods on their fhoulders rand
parting themfelues into two rankes, the Boyes beginnc with ftones, the men continue
the fray with arrowes, poles, and fwords, alwayes with the death of fonic, andimpu-

nitie of the doers.

At J^Ciinn/^// they keepethcFcaft of r)<<t»«/<oj:w,to whom many Temples are de-
dicated : in which the Idoll is carried with much pempe on hore-backe, followed firft
by the Benx.ij, then the Nobilitic, after them certaine Witches, whom armed troupes
of fouldicrs follow. Then commcth the Litter of the god, all gilded, carried by twen-
tie men, anfwerin^ each other in certaine Hymnes ; the people worfhipping.

Some of their '^owt'/profcfle amilitaricdifcipHne, as the Knights of Malta. The
profeflion called Vjeu^ori was inftitutcd by ^<tf »^«r« (who is therefore deified) in
which fome intend their prayers, whiles others fight, and others performe their taskc
of making fiue arrowes a day. TheirGouernmcntisan Anarchic; eucryonc obey-
ing and commanding, the mcancft perfon amongft them hauing a Negatiuc in all
their confukations : And nothing is agreed on till ail be agreed. In the night they of-
ten kill one another without remorfc, and yet (fuch is their Religion) this Scd holdeth
it a finne to kill a Flic or any liuing thing. Amongft the Bo>ix.i^ there b are two prin-
cipall men, which ifrndcr their hand-writing they giuc their tcftimoniall too-
ther of their Order, it is as conferring a Degree, yea a kindc ofcanonizatioiJ,

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For thcnce-forvvards they fit in a chairc, and are adored, and appoint to Ovher Students

their taskes of meditation. One of thcie puffed vp with vanitie and arrogance, pro-

fefled to know what he was before he was borne, and what flinuld become of him af.

ter<ie3ih,V^le«ti»eCitrtiaf:;/to<^ in relating the death of romcprincipallNobles,which c Vd.Cara.

w'ithflood7>4;/«p«»<«theprerentEmpcrour,fpe3kcsof a certaine "Scw;?,;, which ne« lap.csmmutaM.

uer rtirrcs out of doores but vpon fuch occafions,who accompanied with many of his

Scift, after other hallowing ceremonies did giuethem acertainebooketokifle, and

laid it on their hcads,whcrein they repofed much holincs,and wor/hipped it as a god :

but one of them, named syiugiiBtue, reiefted him, crying out he was a Chriftian, anc!

therewith tooke out a picture of Queene Citharwe of Portugal!, fifler to Charles the

fiftjin which were alfo rcprefented the holy Virgin, and our Lord, and with great re-

Uerencc laid it three times on his head, and lo reiounding the names of /<r/«i and Ma^

ri*, was beheaded. This I mention to let you fee the laponian Chriftianitie. Some of

the Bonz,ij arc diligent Preachers, with great zeale and eloquence declaring the good-

nefle of their Amid.t, and exhortation to call vpon him.

They belceuediuersParadifcs, into each of which their peculiar Gods carry their ^.Tw*.'.
owneworfhippers: And fomc make ouer-hartie iourneyes thither on this fort. Hee
watchcth certaine daycs, and then out of a Pulpit preacheth of the contempt of tht
world. Othersbetake them to behis companions, while fomegiuc their almes. On
thclaft day he maketh arrOration to his fellowes, who all drinking wine go into their
Shippe, carrying a fithe to cut vp all the brambles in their way; and putting on their

clothes, ftufFe their flccucs with ftones, and hanging a great fione about their ncckes
to hcipe them the fooner to their Paradife, hurlethemfclucs into the Sea. And great
honor is done to them being thus dead.I fay one (faith Vilda) that had feuen of thcfe
companions, which with their great alacritie, and my great amazement, did this.But
they which worfhip iAmiia, obfcrue another rite. Being wcarie of Jiuing, they put
thcmfelues in a flrait hole of the earth, receiuing breath oncly by a reede, and fo con-
tinue fafting and praying till death. Some in honor of a certaine Idoll,doecaft them-
fclucs downe from an bgh Tower, where this Idoll is placcd.and after their death are
reputed Saints. Others -i faile to theirParadifc (as before) but when they hauclaun- dPet.Alcaceut^
ched into the deepe, make holes in the ftiippeskeele for death to enter, andthefcato
fwallow both itand them,

lofephtu iAcffta e telles of aftrange Confeffion, whichisobferuedin this order, e Jof.Acofl,
There are (faith he) in Ocacaycxy high and ftccpeRockes, which haue pikes or points fiiftor. indue,
oftthemabouetwohundredfadomehigh. One of which, higher and more terrible ^'^•UC''P>^5'
ihen the reft, daunteth and tcrrifieth the Xam^hijis ( which are certaine Pilgrims )l to
looke vp vnto it : vpon the top of the point there is a great rod of Iron ot three fadomc^
long, placed there by a ftrangedeuife: attheendof this rod is a ballance tied, where-
of the fcales are fo big,as a man may fit in one of them. And the Cjo^««- (which be Di-
uelsin humane fliape) command thofe Pilgrims to enter therein, one after another
notleauingoDCof them, f Then with an Engine or Inftrumcnt, which moueth by
incanes of a wheele,thcy make this rod of Iron to hang in the aire ; one of the Xama-
iu/iihdn^ fct in one of the fcales,which (becaufe there is no counterpoife in the other ^^' '^V^ '" P'"
fcale) prefentlyhangeth downe, and the emptie one rifeth to touch the rod aforelaid, ^"'^"byiku-
Whcreupon theballancchangeth. Then the Go^/mtellcth the poore Pilgrim that hee «c7(fl ifaa. j'
muft confefTe all his fins .that he can remembcr,with a lowde voicc.tbat ail may hearc :
Which he prefently doth,fome of the licarers laughing, fo me fighing. At euery finni
mentionedjthe other fcale fallcs a little, till that hauing told all,it rcmaines equail vvitlr
the other, wherein the forrowfiill {>er.itcnt fits. Then the Go^wwturnes thewheelc
apddrawes the rod and ballancc vnto him, and the Pilgrim comes forth, and another
enters till all haue pafled. If any concealed any linne,thc emptie Icale yeelded not.and
jf.jyhcn he was vrged to confcfle, he grew obflinate, the Gocjuis call him downe from
thptopyWherein aninftant heisbrokenina thoufandpeeces. A laponian who had
fcuen times made triall hereof,bcingconuerted to Chrifti3nitie,reported this.But tbe-
tcrrorwa$fuch(fiidhe) that few Would coiicealc any thing. The place hereof is cal-
led SaHgfKotocorOfihzi is,theplacc of confeffionThus muft AcoHa, whom as I thauke

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J. Qontimation of the former S)ifcourfe^<is'c Chap»i6.



for the Storie , fo I would a little trouble ( fer hce would more partiently heare
and beare, then Ibme of his hotter brethren) with a queftion concerning confeflion.
And if the qucdion come too late, yet the Societie liucth ( and will longer then a
better thing) in to a Colledgc of whom lapon hath brought vs, as their names hecre

telVifie.

Thequeflionis, whether cucry rcfidcnccof thelcluitsbenota 5tf»^*»«i5c<»r# of
Ocaca, thatis, a place ofconfelTi on (fo doth 5/i»|f»«#cenefignifie)ofwhich wemay
exclaime Z yJ.K^\, and if you will a, >(^'xk>), the one for the crucU tcrrour wherewith.it
fille-.h the Con(cience,and the later for the flcfhly filthines wherein Ocaca is not bla-
med, but their <= Churches hauebceueStewcs, and Co»/(f/}/o»» the Baudc. But to let
thi^palVe, and con^der the former. What Racke or Rockc cznOcnat yceldliketo
this, 'which the f Councell of Trent hath framed, that full ConfcfTion of ^/Z mortal!
finnes (loehcerethe Racke) cuen the very thoughts againft the two laftCoromandc.
ments, with the circumftances of the fins.is neceffarj by diume ordtmnce vnto all which

haue finned after Baptifmc; and(loeheercthcRocke) Amthemaioiht gain-fayers.

felues confellc Tufh,your coinc is not currant.although you yccld it profitable, and comfortable,ind
thus much of fjtisfadory to the offended Church.exceptyou yceld all ncceflary,all diuine. Diuines
fhal I call yoUjOr Goquis,Diuels in the flcfh.that make a hell in the fpirits of men?thit
with your dehttafrtmedttattene, and with your omnia c^fmgttk ^eccatjt, ttiam ecmltt,
etiamcircumflintiM, % citcuniuentpooreChriftians,and pi/tthem jnan Ocacan\ii\,
lance ouer hcll-mouth, there to fall,without fuch fauour a^ to be braken in pceces,Go
tothcChurch. (^ajjjpall, and write ^ whole volumes for the proofe hereof, yet would I rather chule
p/t?.ii<». and ^^ ^^^^^ ^y^^ Sa»2_en»toc»rc'ic3\c ; then your Confefllon-fchoolc. Fafic it may be in-
deed to feared lefuiticallConfciences, that account Treafon Religion, yea plcafant
and delightfull to fuch Statifts.to haue Kings vpon the knees of their bodies,to powre
out before them the fecrcts of their foules, and (they arc wifer then Salemen > which
cUccmed It vnpofstl>/e) te fearch out the Kings heart. But to fuch as haue bufineffe c
nough to know and rule themfelues, and doe indeed make Confciencc of cuery duty,
what intollcrableanguini is hcere prepared? when mans heart, hcGdesthattt umc
kedanddecettfullaboHe all.Kvho CAn fearch it ? is like an vutamed Heifir, whocantule
h BtUtr.tom.i. j^ j, f^^j j not need alvvay tohaue aPrieft at mine elbow, to whom tolhriuemee?
lib.%. deVani- ^ ^^^^ l^»oweththe errours of hu life .•" and who knoweth when he hath made his diiefrt'
I'p'roii.x'i'i. meditatwn, tocxamine them? This made TelUrmwexfe the difficulticof Confellion
fc fir.'n.9. 1 as an argument of the diuine Inftitution thereof. It is fo difficult (faith he) that no
1 BcUir.de Pat- power of man or the Church could haueimpofed it,3nd therefore it wasdiuine.IwiU
ait.lib. j.c.ii. j^Qj fay, who inltituted theballanceof Ocaca, 2nd yetitwas a hard thing, and neuet
the like heard of ; I fay, that the Gofpellimpofeth not fuch hard things (this wereto
brin^Ysbacketothe Law)butprefcribethan ■" ea^eyeke, and a light burthen : eiilito
fuch as loue not their cafe^ light to fuchas like and delight in it. But this, eucn to thofe
that dote vpon it, and deuote theffllclilcs to it, is not onely hard, but altogether im-
poffible : VVitneflc5f//^rw«»(f himfelfc, ^idenim moleHnu,quidorieroJiiu,ciuamVttO'
ganturetiam vinprincipei, '^g«f4^pote»t>fsimi,facerdotibM ant & ipfi homines funt^tC'
catafua oTKHtit detfgere, qaamuis arcana, t^uamuis turpia, &c. Witnefle experifhcein
fuch " as haue tried itmoreneerely then "FfZ/^rw/wf/Controuerfies would giue him
Icifure, yet liuiiig in continuall difquietnefle, and torment of their Confcicnces, in the
" vfe of their Sacrament of Confeflion, receiuing no rcHdaynor night, as fcruing
" gods,who cannot giue it them. Thcfe arethe words of 5W^o» ( happily brought
out ofthatdarknefle, wherein, and whereof he wasaPrieftandMinifter.to a clearer
" light) who out of his owne knowledge addeth ; That it is not imaginable what iii'
" confolableliucs, fome, that are frequent in the vfe of Confeflion (as neceffaric to
" faluation) doe leade : there is no ftonie heart which would not pittie them,knowing
their torments. But left any man thinke, that fome Cjoquis hath hurled me out of the
fcalc of my Hiftory,to fall and fplit my felfc vpon thefe lefuiticallrockcs, I willretufne
to our Narration of the laponites.

Diuers of them before their Images in defperate diftreflc difembowell themfelues in
that bloudic manner before mentioned. To tell ° of their Idol! C^yir;^ - *, of whom

they



"e Our ChM-
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ri?f)cMoj»!Mo-
tiues in the
Preface.



L./ilmcULi,



Chap.I($- ASIA. the fift 'Booker 5^i



they bcgc riches, Tamondea, Bofometfdes, Homoccndis and Zoiolit : to which foure,
their fupcrftitious opinion committethfo many heaucns in cuftodie, ^rf;;5« and Xix*i
i^cioancso^ Xaca,MnrtBenes,Ttrigis,3LX\Ao&iCX%i would be too tedious to report.
OrganriuM P telieth,Thatwhiles vponatimcchcFeartofthislaft wasfolemnizing,a p otgminus,
{howre of ftoncs rained with fuch violence, that the company,to the number of twcn»
tic thoufand, bctooke them to their hecles. But Amida is moft worne in their lippes ;
beggers asking and begging in his name; chapmen in buying and felling, founding
and iinoing it : the Bon^ij promifing faluation to all that inuoke it. Admirable are the
Temples 1 for matter and workmanffiipercded to him; oncneeretoMcacoisanhun- q i. Fw,
dred and fortie elles in length, with a huge Image of Amida, haying thirtie Images a-
boutitof fouldicrs.befides i^^thiopiansand Diuels, yea windesand thunders figu-
red, and a thoufand Images of Canon (on each fide of the Temple fiue hundred) all iti
like, but monftrousfliape, with thirtie armes, two onely holding proportion to his
bodie, thebreaft adorned with feuen faces ; all the Images and other furniture fo glit-
tering with gold, that it dazeleth the beholders eyes. Almetda defcribeth a Temple of
theirs°inMeaco,calledC#^«c«/.which had three PGrches,withfom.anyCloificfs,with
otherpeeccsof ftately andcoflly workmanfliip. Twomightie Coloffcs orftatucsof
Lions, were fct as porters at the doore. In themiddeftof thcTemplewerefct Xac*
and his fonnes about him. There were thrcefcorc and ten pillars of Cedar of fuch
height, that (as the Regiftcr bookeof the Temple teftiScd) each of them cofifiuc
thoufand ducats. Thefe and the walls were painted, the roofe artificially framed: a
Hall for the ^owz-^ fortie dies long and twclue broad of like workmanfhip with the
Temple : whereunto were annexed their Chambers, zn hundred and fourcfcorc in
iiumbcr,a Library full ftored with bookes ; Bathes, Butteries,Kitchins,hiJgc Caldrons
an ell deepe, to heat their water for drinkc, which they ncuer drinke cold, neither ia
Summer nor winter ; Parlors foure and twentic, with lights burning in them all night.
Before it is a Fi(h.poolefiftieellsfquarc,fullof fifli, which none may touch. It is fixe
hundred yearcs fince the foundation of this Temple. The plcafant and Ipacious walkcs
before theTempkofCafunga,pl3nted with lofcie Cedars and Pines, watered with a
goodly ftrcame,archcd with a double row ofpillars,adorned withfiftic Lafiterneson
cachfidc.offolidmetallcouercd with gold, andcurioufly wrought, which burnc alt
night: thelargcMonaftcrieof BonzianNunnes, which being abouefiue and fortie
yearesolddeuotethemfclucsto thefe holies; the Quire not to be entred by any but
certaine religious, which there fit in garments of filke: thefe with other hke might
tempt my pen to be tedious.And fo might the Temple o^Facbiman in the fame grouc^
more coftly and curious then the former,and another without it confecrat to Dai, but,
which hath two Giantly porters of fionc fourteene ells high/ourefcore and eighteene
pillars of wonderfullheighr,and three ells and a halfemcompafle: itwas built feuen
hundred yeares hnce.and was twentie yeares in building. A Tower or Steeple of wood
is borne vp with thirtie pillars, in which did hang a brazen bell, the mouth whereof
was two elh, the compalTe fixe, the depth three and ahalfc, the thicknefle aboue thir-
teene inches. There are many Deere and Doues confecrated to the Tcmple,which go
into mens houfes, no man touching them. Their walkcs fet with Orange trees,and o-
ther their rarities of Art and Nature : they which would further learnc, let them refort
to y4//w«^-« our Author. OneTemplc is dedicated iuftby, toa Lizard, (which they
make Author and Patron of learning) without Altaror Image init. He thatrcadeth
of the huge woxkzioiTatcofamn, holding fometime an hundred thoufand worke-
|; mcnin labour at once, may prefent to his Lnagination the incredible buildings which
SI ihofeTyrantSjby fomanyflauirhhands, canraifc. Their bufie wits appcare by theif
curious queRioiis to lohn Fernandas, of the nature of the Soule, of Angels and Di-
uells,&c. andfoure of them ■• feeingthe abfurdities of the Benz,^ worfhippe no- r EdSylm
thing at all. The Benz^'j, as the lefiiits report , raifcd flanderous rumours of them, to
beeaters of mens flefli, and caulesof the warres and plagues which their gods pro-
uoked by this new Se6t fencamongft them : they f flaridered the new Conuerts as f p^ ^i^ ^ .
miferable Apoftataes, which became Chriftians, becaufe they would not bee at the
charges of their Idolatric.

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5JX j4 Qntinuatmt of the former Difcourfey^jTc Chap»i($;

They arc very curious and ambitious in (ctting forth their Funeralls j thus bricfely :
1 L.Tvaii Efift. The » friends alTemblc in their beft array to the rire : the women of his acquaintance
goc forth in white rayment, with party-coloured veiles on their heads, and their mai-
dens attending: their chiefc women are carried in Beds, or Litters of Cedar, After
them follow the men in fumptuous habitc : next comes the chiefc 'Bon^.ttu of his Seft
in his pontificalibus, carried in a coftly bed,attendcd with thirtic other Bonz^ij in their
linnen veftments. Then one in Afli-coiourcd garments ( for that is alfo a mourning
colour) with a long Torch lighted, flicweth the Corpfe the way to the fire ; followed
with two hundred Banz^ij finging to the Dcitic which the dead had chiefcly obferued:
others beatc on a Bafon till they come at the fire : others carry paper baskets full of
painted flowres, which they fhake out by the way, as a token that his Ibule is gone to
Paradife. Eight 5tf»z.y draw Banners on the ground, in which is written their Idolls
name : ten Lanternes, with the fame infcription, are carried with lights burning. Two
follow with Torches vnlighted, wherewith afterward they kindle the firc.Many come
after in Afh-coloured habite, with three-fquare cappes on their heads, with the nime
alfo of their Diuell therein written, which name another bearcth written in a table
with large letters of gold. After all thefc (did you thinke you had loft him ? ) comes
the Corpfe fitting in a Bed, in white, borne by fourc men, his hands ioyned in a ptay.
ing gedurc. His children are next, the eldeft carrying a Torch to kindle the fire.Lafi.
ly comes the multitudes with fuch cappes as we fpakc of. After an houres hallowing
their holies by all this multitude, and three times compafltng about the incloftd
fquarc place, in which (befidcs tables for viands) the fire is made, the chiefc Bonx,i in
an vnknowne language mumbleth oucr an Hymne, and lighting a Torch doth thrite
brandifli it about his head (thereby fignifying that thefoule is without beginningof
end ) and then cafts it away. Two of his children take it vp, and after a triple cere,
monic (thebodic being laid thereon) kindle therewith the wood; on whichthcy
hurle coftly woods and oylc, and foburnc thccarkafle to afhes. Which done,tlK
children, making incenfe, adore their father, as now aflimied to the heauenly focietie,
and richly reward the ^ffwt^f .Next day they returnc and ptit the reliqucs of this corpfci
afhes arid bones, into a gilded veffell, which is hanged in the houfc, there to receiue
like exequies, and afterwards with no Icflc ceremonic buried; cuery fcuenthdjy,
and feucnth moncth, and fcucnthyeare, his children renuing their deuotions. The
. poorer fpend herein two orthrec hundred, the rich as many thoufand ducats. Aittt
fo much wickedneflcof men, letvs adde fomcwhat ofthe admirable workei of God
inlapon.
b r. Vr»ii Re, On the ^ two and twentrcth day of Juljt, in the yearc i ^^6. it rained aflies rouad
Lt.'deLegat, about Mcaco, couering the ground as if it had beene fnow. Soone after itrained
cmenf. Addeth both there and in other places, red fand, and after that, as it had beene,womens haite,
many °^^^^ And not long after followed an Earth-quake, that hurled downe Temples and Pal-
flrange =tt="^ jgces ( wherein Taitofama had then newly employed night and day an hundred
goando>her thoufand workc-mcn, to his exceeding coft, and their intollerablc flauerie) which
places. r/rf.eSf with their ruines deftroyed thoufands: fixe hundred gilded Images in the Temple
?et.Gomc\. of Iattz.ufangue were caft downe, and broken in peeces, as many remaining whole.
It brought vp the Sea a great vvay vpon thcmainc Land, which is carriedbacke
with it into the Sea, not leaning mention that there had beene Land. So was the
Citie Ochinofama fwallowcd , Famaoqui, Ecuro, Fingo, Cafcicanaro, theneigh-
bour-Townes attended her in this new voyage, and became Sea. The Shippesia
thcHauen found no more fccuritie, but were alfodeuoured. The like happened in
the yearc of our Lord 1586. toNagafama, a place frequented with Merchants,
which the Sea before had enriched, then with an Earth-quakc deuoured, the Earth
in many places opening fuch wide mouthes, that a Calliuer-rhot could fcarce
reach from the one fide to the other, belching out of that yawning paflage fuch
a ftincke , as none were able to pafTe by. The Earth and Sea not onely fliooke
vvithfeare, but bellowed out fuch roaring crycs vnderthat blow of their Creator!
hands, as did make the accident more dreadfull. Yet was all foone forgotten and
Taicofamn fell to building of new Pallaces . Francis Fernandes yvriteih that in

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the way from Malacca to lapan they arc incountrcd with great ftormes, which they
caI17«/«r'> that blow foure and twenty houres, beginning from the North to the
Eaft,andfo about the compaffethefc happen in lunc and luiy. It is there colde in
Nouember Decembcr,Ianuary,and Fcbruarie.becaufe of continuall North & North-
vcft vvindes. Their women are as faire as with vs.



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