Samuel Purchas.

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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He that lifteth further to be acquainted v%ith laponian affaires, may refort to the E-
piftles of the Iefuites,which, bcfidcs thcfe I haiie named, are many : and of that fociety
are not many Icflc then two hundred in this Hand, ° which alfo is now become an E- ° Cab.Matefhi.
pifcopall Sea. Some Cities are become wholly pChriftian, ifwebclccuethe lefuites, ^^"/^'^^^a^
abandoning all their EthnikePaganiftnc and Idolatric: would God no Icauen were p'"f"a„.clbrslii
mixed with their Chriftianity. Terter MAriintz. their firft Biftiop tells of aboue twen- pet.Gemes.
tie thousand in a yearc conucrted to Chriftian Religion: whereas in China they hauc
found fmall fucce(re,notwithflanding that they s there promifed to thcmfclues a more q Eman.JcJJe.
plentifullharueft then in any other Nation. The firft of them was Ji-JW/fr (one of/g- rk.
Mtitts firft companions,and like to hauc beene canonized before him too) which died
in China i55 2.andlicthburied atGoarofwhich Am 'Bkndaniu* , and the lefuites
tell many ftrange things. But the firft finding ofthisllandis by ^<i/«<»««< afcribed to
./4»fA#«r^«Mandhisfellowes 1 542. But before thcfe Af.P*/* writethofthis Hand,
which he calleth ^ ZepaHgu,whither ^»^te the great Tartarian Can in the yeare 1 264 r «,M/,>
fent two Captaines to conquer the Hand. The winde$(as angrie with the Tartarians,
and taking part with the Ilanders) raifcd fo ftormic a Sea.that (when there were now
thirtic thoufand of their companie,landcd in a little Hand) they were forced to put off
toSea,andfcatteredwithtempcfts. The Ilanders fct forth a Nauic to take thofeTar-
tarians.which fo confufedly ordered that entcrprife,that the Tartarians found meanes
to make themfelues Mafters of their enemies Nauie, and therewith to faile away.
Mareu-i Paulas rcportcth like things of their Idolatrous Religion, as you haue heard i
ofldols with heads ofOxen.Hogges, and Dogges, and other deformed fhapes : and
fome with many handes, asateftimonie of their great power. The enemies which
they tookc in warrc.not able to redeeme themfelues, he faith they did eate in folemnc
Feafts: he addcthjthat in the laponian language Mangi was called Cin; as now it is
Cina or China.

I haue prefumed to adde a piece of a Letter oi ^Mabdeondotius to the Viceroy of In-
dia, which after other things,haththefewordes : lapoa is the Kingdomc of Chamit^
whom we ettecme to be the fame with 5«'»»,which is the beginning of all things. This
Scin is the fubftancc and very being of all things : and all thmgs are one and the fame
with 5c;»,and into Scm are refolued , which in Scina is called lutto ; and in Tefcincu
'Bi*ffo. Intheobferuationofthe lawcsofthisC/;<OT«,confifteth all the politique go-
uernemcnt of Iapon,both inward and outward,&c.

TheKing'' ofBungo.Arima, and Gmur fent their Embaffadours tothePopc (then f He$.Cufc{l»s,
Gregorie the thirteenth) with Letters of their deuotitfn to his Holineffe.and had audi-
cnceintheConfiftoricthethreeandtwentiethdayofMarch4«». 158 J. This was the
lefuites policie (faith <:Z,<«/fWf») to make the laponites to know the mugnificencc t L'mfJ.i,(.i6.
ofEurope,and by that meanes principally to enrich themfelues with gifts and priui-
ledges. Howfoeuer; the laponites thought themfelues hereby much obliged to the
Pope,as by the letter of Do« .?(*»ci*,theKingorLordofOmur,and/'rflr4y;«,f of Arima
toPopeA'//?tfj 1 59o.appcareth. But for a farewell tothefe laponian lefuites, Hike
their being there fo well, that I could wifli all of that focietie were preaching in that I-
land.or aiVmg the Scripture-ftorics vpon theStage (which " is one way of inftruding u AmsSan-
the laponites) or.ifyou like that rather,a whipping themfelues in their vaine-glonous Cl'ms.Ba^.MMt
Procefsions (which is another of their laponian Leisures) that fo they might in fome '*"**•
tiieafure expiate the crimes of their European brethren; orany wayelfe, fo thatour
Europe were well riddc of fuch verminC.

TouchingthcKingdome of lapan.we cannot fet downethe number and order of
their Kings in auncient times. It feemeth that thefe laft eight hundred yeares they hauc
beene much difquicted with ciuill warres ; euery one getting as many fliires or King-
domes (which in lapan are tbreefcore and fixe ) as be could. NahHnttnga was a great




Chap. 17,

X AUreisJit.

y Akx.Valk'
ntitui.F. Pafius.
■t Seethe
large difcourfe
hereof in fj'
lentine Cariiag>
' api(t,Iapon.
1606, & 1607.

Prince • and ,^<«^ifC''«^«''W-f a greater; both great Tyrants. The lall caufed his Nc*
nhe\\tohcm:idc^'il^'icottdano,comtm'in£,him{McWiihx.hc title oiTaicofama-,hat
fooDc after,icalous of his grcatneflc, ^ he forced him ( after the laponian manner) with
his companions, to kill himfelfe. He hauing no children but one infant , when he w»$
ficke and neere to death, lent for Gieiajo, the chiefc of the laponian Nobles , Lord of
eight Kiogdomes, and made him adminiftrator ofthc Kingdomc till his fonne fhould
be of age : and further to biude him hereunto, hee made a marriage betwixt GieUfett
Nccce,two ycares old,and this infant of his about the fame age,caufing the fame prc-
fently to be confummatcd. He tooke an oath of him , and the other Nobles for their
fealtie to his fonne. He ioyncd to him foure other great Princes.and to thofe fiue,fiuc
other ofhisovvnerairmg,thatthefci);cf»»»/>i might fccure the State for his fonne in
this his minoritie. IJut after his death there arofe y great contentions, which Giciaft
(now calling himfelfe 'Z)4«/»y4iwrt)appeafed, andaher fomC^ battels againlt his ad-
uetfaries,inucfted himfelfe in the Empire, viww j6oi. This he did then in young Tai-
cefamas name : but fince he hath feizcd the Empire fully to himfelfe. And calling him-
felfe C<#^*,fincc that time (as the later Epiflles teftifie) hath entitled his ownc fonntto
the laponian Empire. And for that caufe fortifieth himfelfe in Quanto,one of his atin-
cicntKingdomesjandinGieudoa to wne thereof, at the charge of his iubiefts.of
which * he hath had at'once there working continiially,from Februaric to September,
three hundred thoufand : he hath raifed ftrong fortification$,and ruleth with great Po-
licie.none daring to molefl; him. Z,fw«Fre/j fpcakcthofa great nation of wildepco.
pie to the North of lapon.threc hundred leagues from Mcaco,which are clothed with
beafts skinnes , with great beards and multachoes ; a people giuen to wine, valian^
dreadfullto the laponites. They worfhippc the Heaucn : and other Religion they
hauc not.

Chap. XVII.
of the FhilipfinAS.

T is aircadie fliewcd.that thofe Hands rccciufed this name ofPhtlif ih
attributed to all thefe Hands in thofe huge Seas, but more properly to
thole which Lega^i difcoucred in the yere, 1 5(54. and where theSpi-
niards haue fince that time had fome places of abodc;Mendenao,Tcn-
daya,Luzon,and their neighbours, lying farreinto the Sea before
Cauchin-China and Cambaia.betwixtthelcuenthdcgreqand the twentieth of Nor-
therly latitude : but firftofall other Tendaia was called Philippina,by the Spaniards
which difcouered it out ofNcw-Spaine 1542.35 luAn gaetan, oneofthem, teflifietbv
They arc » many in number,fomc of them very great,rich in Rice,Honey:Fruits,Birds,
Beatts,Fiflies,Golde ; and enriched further with trade from China. Seuentie of thefe
llands arcSubiefts or friends to the Spaniards. Of auncicnt time they were fubieato
b Dircourfeof «he Chinois,b vntill they did voluntarily relinquifh them: the caule of much ciuill war
China.otf. amongflthemfclues,that Anarchieprouing worfe to them then a Tyrannic, orrather
the worfe tyrannic, euery man becomming a Tyrant, andashec had mcanesofwit,
ftrength and followers.preyingvpon others, vfing or felling them for flaues: which
their diuifions made an eahc way to the SpanifhConqueft. . • u ■

They woifhipped the Sunnc and Moone, and the men and womcrt, which in theic
language they called yWrf^^<J»/>«/,obfcruing in thcirhonourfolemnc and fumptuous
Feaft?. ^In the Ulocos they worfhipped thc^Diuell, and offered to him many facrificcs
in recompencc ofa great quantitic of goldc,which they faid he had giuen thcm.Tbcit
Feafts and Sacrifices were done by women.wbich were Witches ( of them called HoU
^<»/;reuerencedamongftthcmasPriefls. Thefe had ordinary talke with the Dmell,
and many times m publiquc. Thefe wrought ftrangc witchcrafts ; they anfwercd vn-
to all queftions that were dcmaunded of them ; ( although their anlwers were otten,

a CStt.nin.


Chap.17- ASIA. ThefiftSmh:


eyther Jics orriddlcs) they vfcd lots as the Chinois,and were oblcruers oftimes.It they
' began a iourney,and met with a Lizard or other worme , they would returne home,
layingjthe hcaucns prohibited their proceeding.

They hauc now amongft them many Preachers and Monafleries of the Auguflini-
ansFrancifcans.andlcfuites. But the wicked life of the Spaniards is fo ofFenliue to
the InhabitantSjthat thcDii'coutler (himfelfe a Frier) telleth heereof a notable Storic,
«Acertaine Ilandcr foonc after his baptifme, died, and appeared after tomany of his
Countrcy-mcn,perfwading them to be bap tifed,as a way vnto that happineflcjwhere-
of hcnow had in himfelfe moft bleffed experience : onely they muft be baptized, and
obfetue the Conimaundements , of which the Spaniard* preached to them.ofwhom,
and ofothers like vnto them,therc were in that happy place infinite numbers.Hereup-
jJonhe vaniflied.and fom wereperfwadcd :butothers ofthemrcfufcd.fayingthatbe-
caufe there were Spaniard fouldiers in giorie.thcy would not goethither.bccaufc they
would not be in their company. A like Hiftorie Bartke/om dt las Cafu J relateth of a
Weftcrne Indian.a t the time of his death ani wering to a Dominick Frier, which coun-
felled him to die a Chriftian,and fo to be capable of heauen (when he heard there were
Spaniards in hcaucn)hce would rather be in hell with his forefathers, then in heauen
with the Spaniards.

The Spaniards « hauc their Bifhop and Archdeacon , and befides other Religious,
rcuenCoUedgesoflcfuites. 5errr<« f faith, that theKing of Spaine had thought to
haue made Manilla an Archbifliopricke.and added three other Archbifhopricks.Cap-
taine siVtfsrr (a Dutch-man that compaflcd the world) loft afhip hcere in fight with
theSpaniards,and funkeoncoftheirs : he afiirmes that the conuertsofthcfe parts arc
more popifhlyChriftian,thcn in the midftot Rome or Spaine, and more addiftedio
their fupcrftitious follies.

In thefe Pbilippina's •' fome caruc and cut their skinnc,with fundrie fl-rakcs and de-
uifcs all ouer their bodic. Moreouer,3s we haue fpoken of Balls worne in their yards,
by the men of Pegu ; fo herc,the men and men-children amongft them haue nayles of
Tin thtuft quite through the head oftheirpriuic part,being fplit in the lower end,and
tiuetedjwhich is done when they be young.and the place groweth vp againCjWithout
any great paine. They take it ou t,and put it in, as occafion ferueth. This here, as that
JD Pegu, is faid to hauc bin praftifed to auoydc the finnc of Sodomic, whereto before
they were prone. The males alfo are (at leaft in fome ' ofthe Philippina's) circumcifed.
The people wprfhip the Diucl,who oft times appearcth to them in confereticc,in moft
vgly and monftrous fhape.Thcrc is amongft them an Hand of Negro's.inhabited with
blacke pcoplc.almoft as bigge as England,in nine degrees.

Here alfo be thofc'' blacke people called Ospapuat, Man-eaters and Sorceters,a-
inong whom Diuels walke companions. If thefe wicked Spirits find one
alone,they kill him,and therefore they alwayci vfe company .Their Idols they adorne
with Oftrich feathers. They vfe to let themfeluesbloud with a ccrtainehcarbe laidc
to the member, and licked with the tongue: with which they can draw out all the
bloud in their bodic. They arc like the Cafcrs or e./£thiopians , and are diuided into
many ' 7\(««»« writeth.

MigindinaOjMindanao.or Vcndcnao is a great IIand,cotJtayning by /«<?» Gaetans
obfcruation, three hundred and fourefcore leagues in compafTc. It is inhabited of
Woorcs andCcntiles : there are many Kings. In ftesd of bread they vfe Rice and Sa-
gii. There is Pepper,Ginger,andGoldefingul3rlygood. Tcndaia(whichfirft obtai-
ned the Philippine title) enuironeth a hundred and fixtie leagues , from twelue to fif-
tcenc degrees of latitude: the people Idolatroii J, abounding with Pepper, Ginger,

When as Magellan, firft of all men, i by the Weft difcouered thefe Eafterne Hands,
in the Hands of Buthoan and Calcghan he could learne no other Religion obferued a-
mongft them, but that lifting vp their handes clofed together , and their face towards
hcauen.they called on their God by the name oijihha. In Ziibut (in token of fricnd-
fhip) he & the King did let themfelucs bloud on the right armc,for fo was their wont
to confirmc leagues of amitic. The King had his skinne painted with a hote Iron Pen-

filc :

cP«2 34J.

•I Crudel,aifp.

e ¥r/OKifVdeX,

lib. J.
g Oliucra

h rU.Candiffli


i Onthelllc

k Ant.Cdumo,

• Nic,Vnn.


1 A, Pignfeltit.

53^ Of the Thilippinas. G H A p .17.

file: he and his people at Magellan s perfwafion were baptized ; and burned their T.
dolesjwhich were made of hollow wood,with great faces and foure teeth, like Bores
tuskes in their mouthcs : painted they were all ouer^but had onely a fore-partjand no-
thing behindc.

They weare in their yard a naile of goldc. They had many wiucs , but one princi.
HI SMaf.Tran. pall. They >" oblerucd many ceremonies in killing a Hogge,in racriftce,as it
filumtt. the Sunne. After the founding of their Cimbals,and ccrtaine Gates fct down in Pjit-

ters.two olde women came forth with Trumpets or Pipes of Reede,and did feuercnce
to the Sunnc,and then clothing thcmfclues with facred veftments , one of them put
about her fore-head a haire-lace with two horns, holding another haire-lace or skarfe
in her hand, and fo beganne to found,daunce,and call vpon the Sunne , wherein (heis
followed by the other.both of them in this manner dauncing about the Hoggc,which
is there faft tied. The horned Beldame fhll muttereth certamcwordes to the Sunne
and the other anfwereth her : then doth fhe take a cup ofwine,and after fome ceremo.
nies poureth it on the Hoggc : and after that with a launce, after dances and flouriftKs
fheekilleth the Hogge. All this while a little Torch is burning , which at laft fhecta-
kcth into her mouth.and biteth it : and the other woman wafheth the Pipes with the
Swinesbloud.and with her fingerembrcwed with bloud, marketh the fore-head of
her husband firftjandthenofthe reft. Then doc they vntire thcmfclues. and only with
women aflbciatesjcate the cheereinthe Platters : and after finge the HcgCjand

From hence Magellan went to Mathan.wherc in a battell with the Ilandcrs he wiaj
flaine. In Pulaoan they kcepeCockes for the game,butcate not of their flefh,forbid'
den by their fuperftitions. InCiumbubonthey found a tree, which had Icaues like
thofcoftheMulburiCjhauing befidesoneachfideof the itwere, tvvofeete
with which (as if it had bin mouing and fenfible) it would ftirrc and go vp and down.
Pigafetta kept one eight dayes in a Platter.and when he touched it.prefently it would
flee from bim.and moue vp and downc : he thought it liued of the atyrc.

In Burneo the people are partly Moores,andpartlyGentiles,andaccording totheir
Rcligionsjhaue two Kings and two roy all Cities, fituated in falt-water. The Moorei
when they kill i Hen or a Goate,vfe firft certainewordesto the Sunne. ThcGcntilet
» Mif-Tranfl. n worfhip the Sunne and Moone, cfteemingthe oneMaleandtheother Female,him
the Father, this the Mother of the Starres, whom alfo they reckon in the catalogueof
their demi-gods. They falute the Sunne in his morning-approch.with ccrtaine verfes
andadoration: which they alfo performe to the Moone, and demaund oftbemchil*
dren,riches,and other theirneceflaries. After death they exped no future flate, Thtt
._ , Spaniards heard ofgrcatPearles as bigge as egges, which the King of £urnco had:

' and ifyoubeleeue them , they tooke an Oyfter themfeluej, whofe fifliie fubftanci

V/eighed feuen and fortie pounds. The Moore-King in Burneo was ferued in his P»U
lace,and attended onely by womeil and maydcns.
« Mgifetta. In Gilolo" they are likewife, fome of the Arabian Se£l, the others Gentiles. The'

Moores had two Kings of their law,each of which had (ix hundred childtenThe Gen-
tiles vfed to worfhip the firft thing they encounter in the morning all the day follow^
p Got,Anhui ing. pThey werefometimeman-catersrfomcofthellanders wetc by the Portugalli
M'J>^« conuerted;buttheKingbeingpoyfonedbyaMahumctan, they declined. Yetonfi

Noble-man named 7o^«,firft killed his wife and children with hii own hands,left they
(hould apoftatizc, and then offered himfelfe to endure any torment.

TheMoluccosare vfually reckoned fiue (as before is faid) but many other lianidi

arc ftibictit to them.and by fome Authors called alfo by that name. The King of Tet-

q i'ixTt.Vrii\e, nate is faid to 1 haue feucmie Hands vnder his fubie<f>ion, and in his Port reprefenteth

great Maiefty. Both here and in Banda the Mahumctan fuperftition hath fet footing,

and prcuailed, as in the other adioyning ]lands,tbe Moores being as zealous to winne

Profeliccs,as to enrich themfelucs. None of thefc Hands is aboue fixe leagues in com*

r IiUf.1.^. pafTcjenriched with Cloues.but of other fruits barren and poore. One tree ^ they haue,

which out of the cut branches yeeldeth a white, wholfome, and fauourie liquor for

drinke ] they call it Tuaca^md the pith thereof aftooxdcth them mcate called SagnjiX'

Sf. :3[:'t fling

C H A p. 1 7- ASIA. Thefift 'Booke: 5^7

fling ill the mouth lik fowrc Cuids , melting like Sugar , whereof they make certaine

Cakes.which will endure good forfood ten yearcs. The Cioue trees not onelyiiicke

vp all the moyftureofthc earth where they grow, difdayning any other plant fhould

grow ncere chem (like our InclofersjfuddcnJy drinking vp all the heauens liberality in

ftiowers.but with their thirfly appetite intercept the running waters that delcend from

the nioiintaines, before they can betake them to their mothers lap,the Oceans refuge.

In this Hand ^ arc faid to be men hauing anckles with (purres like to Cockes ; here are r Caluane,

hogges with homes : a Riucr (tored with fifli,and yet fo hotc.that it flaieth off the skin

ofany creature which entcreth it; Oyfters fo large , that thcychrilten in the fhells :

Crabbes fo flrong , that with their clawes they will brcake the yron of a picke-axc :

ftones which grow like fini,whcreof they makelime.

Tn''Tcrnatcisamountainc,which(asitwere)angriewithNature, for beingfaft- i lac.T^ecc'm,
ned to the earth, doth not only lift vp his high head aboue the airie Regions of clouds,
but endeuourcth alfo to conioync it fclfe with the ficric clement, wherw ith it fceir.eth
toholdforae entercourfe, with dreadfull thunders, belching out light flames mixed
with a darke fmoake, like prowd Greatne(fe,wafting it felfe with it owne flames, and
filling the neighbouring-valley with aflies. It is not much abouc a hundred yearcs,
fincefitft the Sc<ft of yI^rfA«w</entred the Moluccas. But now « both here and in Am- ^ ludFemand
boino the lefuites haue their refidenccs, and haue petfwaded many to their Catholikc u.Majomiu.
faith,and whipping Proceflions. 5f//'^4>» /i^"//<»^//»intheycarci<5oy.wanne thisi- u Cot.Arihtu
land of Amboino , and the fort of the Portugalls, to the States: it is a Clouc-Iland. M-4S*
The King of Ternatc is Mahuir.ctan,

Much conflict was fometime betweene theKingdomes of Spainc and Portugall, a-
bout thefe Hands : and fomc warre fince betwixt the Portugals and Hollanders.ended
(if ended) with the Hollanders loflc. Thefe Molucciansare trcacherous/aithleffe and
jealous : they fuffer no man to fee their wiues ; yca,thcmfelucs fee not their wiues vn-
tillthcy becontra(Scd.

In" Tcrnate Theft is neuerfuffercdvnpuniflied: the Hollanders fawa boyofcic- x HollanJ Nii*
ucn or twelue yearc»,for flealing a leafe ofTobacco.led vp and downe with his hands «'gi 598.d^9?.
bound behinde him,for apublique fpedtade and deofion to other boyes.They main- f'/^'^'^"^^'
tainedead!ywarre$withthePortugaIls,andfparenoneof them that they can get. If " *""'■
an cclipfe of the Sunne or Moonc happen, they howleandmakc piteous lamentation,
perfvvading themfelues,that their King,or fome great man amongft them will die.Ex-
pericnccthercofwasthcfixt cfAugult i J99. when the Moonc was cclipfed about
eight of the clocke at night.thcy euery way by crying out,by ftrangc gcftures.praying
and beating their Bafons and Drummes.exprcfled a lamentable pafTion of gricfe, for
thcfearcaforcfaid. And the cclipfe being paft,w hen they fee that ncythcr the King,
nor any other is dead, they obfcruc the next day folemnely feftiuall with publike pro-
ccffionofoldc and young,of all forts. They efteemed it a miracle when the Hollan-
ders tolde them that there wtreiiitbeir Countrey which could prognoliicate of c-
clipfes long before. C#/«/»^«/yvfed the like fimplicitieof the lamaicans to his pre- y Gaf.EmLu
feruation for when they forfookhim.hethreatned vnto them the anger ofGod.wher- "^•^*
of they fliould fee an euident token in the darkening of the Moone v\ ithin twodayes,
which according to the naturallreuolution of the heauens (knownc to (^olumhw )
comining to pafle, the Ilanders with dread and fcarcflicvved all readinefle to his fer-
uicc. The conceits ofthcMooncs cclipfe haue beenediucrs, fome Indians thinkng
thatfliewas whipped by the Sunne till the bloud followed : the Gretkes attributing
thcfamctoTheflalian charmcs, forremedic whereof, theyivfedtpbeateon inftrii- r Ptntarc.?,
reentsofbrafle, and lighted Torches,andcaft fires vp towards heaucn. And the Athe- ^w'^^"'"
nians perfccuted Naturall Philofophers,andMcteorlog!ans, as aduerfariestoDiuini- ^T^fi'^jf a appeared in Dialer m .Prota^orM ^ind Socrates, till P/ato brought them to ano- ^v/^^,; i\\JI''
thcrminde. TltttarSHjcias. (iron luuenal.

The Water about Ternatc is fo clearc, that they fifli by the cye.andcanfeethc An. Martiai^&c.
chorsinthcbottomcofthc Water, at fixteeneor feucntcenc fathom depth, as if it
were but a foocc :and cfpic cueryFifli which paffeth , to nofmall aduantagc of their



Of the fhilippifias.

Chap. 17,

a lac.'iJeccij

dt Srjf.

V figafctta.

c Nauig.Hol-
land, I S9^. per
Ot-.bach the
thefe Gallics,

When the Kinggoeth totheMefquit.aboy goeth before.whichbcarethhisfword
on his rhoulder,and in the other hand a Kidde : after him follow the Kings ibuldicrs.
After them [another with a Cenfer.Neit to whom comcth the King with aTirefol ouer
his headjto kcepe offthc Sunne. When they are come to the doores , there are veflelj
of water to wa(h their handes and feet,bcfore they enter; and then the floore is coue*
red with white cloth,whercon they proftratc themfelues, with their faces to the earth
foftly mumbling their ^/«w/>y?»;««.dcuotions. In themiddeftisaPulpit,fpread with
■white cloth. In ftead of a Bell they haue a great Drumme hanged vp,which they beate
•with clubs. They haue in cuery Temple alfo one Bcll,but without a clapper. All come
at that Pealc,or Sound, with their weapons armed.

The Moluccians » are better proportioned then other Indians, haue more beard
( which the elder men nourifh and wearc long for their greater authoritie) browne of
colour, and meane offtature. For valour they haue not their like in all India, efpeci-
ally thofcofTcrnatCjChufing rather to die then flee,aOdefteeming it a great creditcttt
fight againft greater multitudes.Theirfhields are of wood,twofpansbroad,and foute
foot longThcy are exceedingly addiSed to floath and e3fe,none working in any han-
dicraft ; their houfes are of timber and reedes, without one naile in them, which their
flaues buildjSnd doe alfo their other laborsThey haue no money ,and the filuer which
jhey haue is employed to veffels ofplatc. Their riches are their Cloncs,wherwith they
prouide them of other neceffaries. They ncucr fee their wiues till they are married;
nor the wiues them. Makjan and Moher arc now fubieft to the Kingof Ternate ; Ti-

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