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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licence ofthe King to difplay a Banner againfi the Chri(lian$,puttingh minhopiea-
filytodraw thofe Mores to him, and fo to fccure theProuincesofMarocco . In vaine
vvcrc Ai/tSey N'a^jer the Kings brother his allegations, not to arme this Name of San-
^itie, which being once vi6torious might grow infolent,and forget dutic in minding
a Kingdome. They obtaine their defires, and with a Drum and Banner, with letters of
commendations to the Arabians^and people of Barbary,th«y arc fo attended with for-
ces and fortunes, that Ducala, and all as far as Capt ie Cuer (loupes to their command:
the people willingly yeelding their Tenths to this Holy warre againft the Portugales
enemies of their faith. Hereunto was added the ouerthrow which they gaueto £.«/»«
^<irr/f»i, a famous Portugal Captaine.thebrightnes of that fun-fliine being fomewhat
ecclipfed with the lofFc oftheir elder brother, if rather a Monarchic were not hereby
rutcheted,By faire words they entered into Marocco,and there poifoned the King cau-

C K A P.I 1. A F R I C A. Theftxt 'Booke.


fino Jmet Serifo to be proclaimed in his ftccd,King of Marocco. The Arabians of Du-
calaandXarquia, about this time trying their quarrels by dint of fvvord in mutuall
cor)fli6ls, prefentcd a fit occafion to the Seriffs, to prey vpon them both;thcir ftrength
hauing made them weake, and their weaknes making the other ftrong. And now did
they begin to vfurpe foueraigntie,prefenting theirFcflan King,with fix Horfes,and fix
Camels, and thofc but fimple.whom before they had acknowledged their Soueraignc,
with payment of the fifths of their fJ^oile.The King of Fez before applauding his own
vi<ftoiies in theirs, begau now to diftaft, and to diftruft : he fends to them to demaund
his fifths, and the tribute alio formerly paid him by the King of Marocco, Death, the
common enemie of Mankind , here interpofed her felfe on the Seriffian part, and tookc
the King otFczout ofthc world; the fcepterdcfccnding to \\\s^on Amct , thefchol-
ler of the yong Senff : who not onely proceeded not in his fathers demands, but con-
firmed Amet in the Signiorie of Marocco, fo that in ibme fmall matters hee would ac-
knowledcethefoueraigntic of Fez, But now the Seriffs, whofeheartes continually
cncrcafcd with their fortunes, fent him word j that being lawfullfucccflors to yl/<«^o-
»;fr,rhey owed no man tribute.and had more right in Africa then he : if hee would re-
fpeft them as his friencis and Allies,fo it were,if othetwife,they which had power to of.
fe;: d the ChriRun.fhovild not be dcftitute in defending th'felucs. The fword.the vne-
cuullert arbiter of cquity,is now made vmpire;Ehe Fcffan proclaimeth wars.beficgeth
Mur'^cco isdiflodged, and in hisrcturnevanquifhed. Thus haue the Seriffs acquired
themi'piujsofthit yoke, and now intend new conquefts on the other fide of Atlas, and
in Nur idia.ond in die mountaines, which happily they atchieued.Yea,thc Portugales
wea-i<d vvitlitiic wars, which they were forced to maintaine in defence of thofe pla-
ces they held in Af.ica(the expences fo much furmounting the reuennue ) abandoned
their to the Seriffs. And now the want of enemies procured enmitie betwixt the brc
thren ,w ho trying that valor againft each other.which before they had excrcifcd iointly
a^aintltheirenemies^theiflue was,thattheyonger, intwo battels hauing ouercomc
the elder, & at the fccond, which was An. 1 544. hauing taken him prifoner, confined
him to Tafilete.Hc now folc Monarch of Marocco,conuertshis forcesagainft the King
of Fcz,to try if he could be his M''. in the field,as he fomtimes had bin in the fchoole,8c
failed not ofhisattempt,but hauing once taken and freed him,the z.time becaufe hee
had broken promife, he depriucd him and his fonnes of eft ate and » and liic. He alfo by
meanes of his fons tookTrcmir eu,which foone after was rccouered from them by Sal
,/4>wf/Vicc-royofA!gier, and Fez alfo added, by anouerthrowof the Seritf, to the
Turks conqueft.who gauc the gonernment of Fez to 5«.^j/o»,Prince of Veles.Bu t he in
an vnfortunatebattle with the SerifF.lofl his life and Rztc.Mahowet going after to Ta-
radant was by the way flaine in his Pauilion, by theTreafon of fomeTurkes fuborned
thereunto by the King of Algier, of whom all (but fiue) in their rctumc were flaine by
the people: Annoi'^^g.MulUj Ahdala^ the Seriffs fonne, was proclaimed King.
j Somebwrite that by occafion of a rebellion in Sus,he fent to the bordring Turks for
' aide,who firft helped, after murthcred him, and hauing fackedTaradant, and ouerrun
the Countrie 2. monethcs together, were in their returnc by the Mountainers cut off.
tJHullj tAhdala. hauing raignedfifteene yearcsdied, leaning bchinde him thirteenc
fonnes; the eldcft, ty4bdaU, commanded the reft to be killed : but Abdelmelech the fc-
cond brother efcaped into ' Turkie,and AiKley Hamet, the thirdbrother, efteemcd of
a fimplc and quiet fpiric, not any way dangerous to the ftate,was fpared.The other ten
were put to death in one day at Taradant, where they had bcene brought vp. This aI"
Jf/ddying, left behind him three fonnes ; Mulejr Af/*bomet , Mftlejf ^hecl^, MnUy
l^jf^r : the 2. yonger efcaped into Spaine, where Sheckjs yet liuing and turned Chri-
ftian, ATrfJ^i^r returned in the fourteenth ycKt oi Muley f//»wffjRaignc, andhadal-
moft driuen Muley Sheck^-, then Goucrnonr of Fez vndct his Father, to his heeles, had
not fuperftition more preuailed with ATkjf/^r J followers, then AUegeancc. For when
Lent came, his Souldiours would needs home to keepc their Eafter at their own hou-
fesifor fearc wherof A/'^j/fir hafiily giuing battel,was there flaine. Ahdelmeltch before
fled cameback with Turkifh force$,and got the kingdome from Ma-
komtt who flecing,or as others writc,fcnding for fuccour to Sthajlian king of Portugal


the Rcigne of



bK#. C.hisHi-
ftoty of Barba-
ric. Cap. I.
c ThcTurkes
fingers haue it»
dealing with
thefe parts c-
uer fince Soli-
mam time:!^/f .
haue therefore
willingly en-
tertained ail
occafionj to
effeft their
ambitious im-.


Of the IQngdome of Marocco, ijt

Chap, 1 1.


Sun, in /In.

i«75,ci" i ';78,


giits hi ft. de cxdt


c Nic.Dogl'wn':,



him MtiUy Mo-

e Edmund Ho-
gan in Hdl(!i(yt

H<ti^.ib.^, 119.

g Ko.C, his Hi-
fiorieof Barb.

h G^y.

i Cflfautm is a
companic of
Merchants go-
ing together
With their
goods & beads
1 Bern.lei Ma-

obtained it. In the ycare > a thoufand fiue hundred fcuentie eight. Fiuc thoufand Ger-
mans were entertained in the Portugal! pay for the expedition , and great forces were
Icuied, the Pope fending Sr«^*^, thatEnghfh Traytor'(falfcly texmcd Aifar^HeJfe o(
Iieland) with fixe hundred Italians, to Sebaftian ,^ who the fourc and twentieth of
Junff tooke Sca,and the next day with a Fleet of one thoufand and three htndrcd faile;
or as 'D»gU»ni c hath it, fetting in order his Armada of fiue hundred faiie, and blcding
his Royall Standard with thictic fixe thoufand footmen, and foure thoufand Horfe, fee
forth towards Africa.' Where y^Wf/w^/fc/? being fickly, had aflembiedan Aimieof
fifteenc thoufand footmen , and fourc and fortie thoufand Horfcmen. On the fourth
day of Auguft, they loyned battel, and the Duke of Auero, with his Portugals,made a
great imprelTion into the Mores hoft Vi\\i.}n Abdelmelech labouring beyor d his natural
force to wichftand, faued his people, but loft his life, not by the m ord cf the encroie,
but by the weakncffe of his bcdie deliuercd vp to death. His brother Hamet ''• ruled the
Armie (as yet ignorant of what had bcfalne) and made fuch (laughter of the Portu-
gales that the Duke ofAuero, the King of Portigal, and other great Pcrfonages there
fell, and yJ/<«.^c«wf/himfclfe was drov.ned, in fleeing oucra Riuer. Thus remained
Hamet vi(5torious,and at one time had the dead corps of three Kings in his Tent. Such
is the furie of war.the force of death trampling vnder foot the mcai)cft,and triumphing
ouer the greateft. Stukely among the reft recciucd due wages for his trcacherir,and dif-
loyaltic to his Countrie, flaine out of his Countrie by the barbarous 'Barbarian, To
AbcielmeUch e was Mafter Edmund Hogan employed in EmbafTage , by the Matejlie
ofour late SeHcraigne, Anno nhoti^iai^^uehuadrtd fcuentie feuen and withallgood
offices entertained. To Hmmtt his fucceflbur, was from the fame Sacred MaieFiie^kat
Ambafladour, <' Mafter Hffwrj Roberts , tyinnoz thoufand fiue hundred eightic fiuc
who was there Ly ger three ycares .This Muley Hamet in a Letter to the Earle of Lei-
ccftetjthusbeginncs Inthenameof the mcrcifulland pititull God. The bleffing of
Godjlight vpon our Lord & Prophet Mahemet^Bi thofe that are obedicntvnto him.Thc
fcruantofGod both mightiemwarre, and mightily exalted by the grace of God, J^-
ra Momanin, the fonne of Mjira Momanyn^ the larif ^ihc Hoz.em, whofeKingdomes
Godmaintaine.Vnto the right famous, &c. Inanediit publifticd inbehalteof the
Englifh, he ftileth \\\mk\kj'he ferua»t of the Supreme God^the fenqucropir in his caufe,
theJHCcefofir sdHaucedby G»d, c>^c. He flayed off the okmne from the carcafle of Ma-
humet, drowned in the battell, as is faid, and filled it full ofStravv, and fent it through
allProuincc5ofhisKingdomcfora(pe(Sacle. Heeraigned feuen and twentieyearcs.
He fent an EmbafTage into England, s ^»«« a thoufand f;x hundred and onperformed
by Abd-da IVahad Anorvne.

Hispeopledidfofearehim, that AbdaU^Creme his Cuftoracr, hauing one only
Sonne, (who in an idle bufinefle and bufie idlcnefle, would needs feed his curious eyes
with the fight ofthepallacev\hcre the Kings Concubines were) caufed him to bee
ftranj:lcd before his face.

HcegouernedtheAIarbcs (which arc inhabitants of the plaine and Champainc
Countries of Marroco, Fez, andSus) in peace and fubiedtion receiuing their tenths
duely paid. The Brebers or Mountaincrs, a people of another language and difpofiti-
on,heecouldnotfoeafiIy tame, and therefore in policiehce drew them intofortainc
expeditions, cfpecially againft the Negros, thereby extending his Empire fo farre that
W8y,asbyCamellit was fixe moneths iourney from Marocco, to the extreameft
bounds.Likcwife he vfed them to goe with the' Carauans toGago to fetch home his
yearely T^ibutc.Hc conquered Tombuto and Gago, about the yeare 1 -^g/^. as appea-
reth by the letters oi'^ Laurence MadeCyVihoizvi thirtie Mules laden with gold come
from thence to Marocco, and faith that Tembute rented thrcefcore quintals of Gblde.
Hee was much delighted in Aftronomie; as Mafter Thomas "Bemhere hath written in a
letter' to Mafter EdwardWright , to whom hec fent for Mathematical! inftruments
to be vfed in that yearely voyage to Gago ouer the fandie Sc3,where they vfed Needle
and Compaflc.

His prouifions for his Ingenewes or Sugar-gardens , for his buildings, maintenance
of his womcn(raihcr for the pomp then the fin) 1 let paflc.Forpafled they are now,and


Chap .1 J. AFRICA. The ftxt 'Booke, ^^i

gone.togethcr with himfclfe,his three fonncs,by ciuill warrcs, Icauing fcarcc hope of

good,or place for worfe ftate then is now in Barbary.and hath been thefe many yearj.

He died of the plague, which was fo violent in thefe partes, that by fVilkins » xcooxi * G.**';/,^ MiCc-*

there died aboue foure thoufand and fcauen hundred in one day and night there- "^*ofBarbary

of in Marocco.and in one ycarc feuen hundred thoufand Mooics, and feucn thoufand

feucn Iiundred lewes. In the"Citie of Far ( T thinke he mcaneth Fefle) died the f«mc

yearefiue hundred thoufand, bcfidcs thole which perifhed in the countric and other

places : fo many (faith he) as if Barbaric had beene the common buriall-placc of the

world ; and the liuing were not able to burie the dead ^neither did the earth couer and

buric them, but they buried and couered the earth.the high-waies being ftrowed with

dead,infctited,and infections carcaffes. A plentifull Harueft found not labourers to

innc it, but flied it felfe on the ground ; and the cattell mourned for want of milkerSo

Here was no want of ftore,and lobne after (the plague ceafing) no ftore but of want :

Famine fuccccding in place, and exceeding the others cruelties. And left a third furie

fliouldbe wantingjthew^rrif/ betwcene thclatc i/^wj^f j fonncs, followed the former

at the heeleSjthat as with a threefold cord, Barbaric is welnigh ftrangled and dead.

His fonncs were yi/4^ow*r,commonly called i'A«)(^,a title proper to the Kings eldcft
fonnc, Bofires WHS his brother by the whole bloud :didan, by another woman ; as
were Najjar and Abdela. Mtilej is a title of honour, giuen to the Kings children,and
all ofthe bloud royall. cJWw/f/^A^f^was madegouernourof Fez in his fathers life
time ; Bofcres ofSus jand 5/t/d»,ofTedula,in the mid.way betwccuc Fez and Maroc=
CO. LMaUy Shechjo difpleafed his father by his rubridled courfcs.that he went with
an Armie to Fez to difplacc him. and to fet things there in order.lcauing Boferes (late-
ly returned from Sus,bccaufe ofthe plague) in the gouernemcnc of Marocco. Sheck
tooke Sanftuaric with fine hundred of his beft fouldiers, from whence his father cau-
fedhimtobebrought by force, and fent him prifoncrto Mickancs : but before hce
could finifli his purpofes,the fourteenth of ^«j«/? 1605. he died. 5'/W4« had followed
his Father in this Expedition,and taking aduantage of his prefencc , feifcd on the trea=
fures,andprocIaimedhimfelfeKingofBarbary, andheireto hisfather. What Ssdat*
had done at Fez.the like did Boferes at Marocco,and at Taradant. 1s(ajfar made fome
ftirres , but foone after died ofthe plague. Boferes fendcth BaP:>a ludar to encounter
with 5;^4»,who was now come with his forces againft him, and becaufe himfdfc had
not the heatt,to hazard bis perfon in battell, knowing that it would benofmalldif*
couragcmentjif there were none his equal in bloud.hc on ccrtainc conditions.frced his
elder brother Mutey Sheck^yiho the (xxt oUaruary i(^04.chafed5'/^i»«outoftheficld.
Hence all olde quarrels,ancl feuds,and robberics,and a world of other mifchiefcs now:
•* began to fill all the parts of Barbary. MuUy Sheck\n Fez prodaimcs himfclfe Kinf ; b Of h r
Thusisallinuerted,m3nyKings,andfew fubicdstnonenowin this vncertaintypay- wars and the
ing their accullomed tenths.intending rather mutuall feuds and battels, betwixt their Genealosie^of
ftuerall Tribes and kindreds then common fidelitic and allegiance. Sidan byaydcof 'ti'sSenftjan
the great Foqucre.or Heremite,obtaineth Su3,the people yeelding obedience to noHC '^""•'f /^c
but whom that Religious perfonfliall appoint them: by meanesof him alfo, apeace \^"cLiom'
was concluded betwixt Boferts and Stdan in AnguH, i6o4.Thus was the warre conti-
nued betwcene Sheckjani Boferes. AhdeU^Sheckj fonne, driueth Boferes out of Maroc- W«».j5oj.
cojin the latter end ofthe yearc i<5o6.vfing his viftoric with bloudie crueltie, be(ides
the rifling and pillage ofthe goods in the Citic. Bloud is a flippery foundation , aiKl
pillage a pill'd wall : fo fell it out to Abdela, who foone loft the Otic loSidan, which
hehad taken from "Stf/^r^, after abloudyfield fought betwixt them in Aprill^fter.
Here Sid.:» puts to the fword three thoufand Fcflans, which had taken Sanduarie
and came forth difarmed,vpon promife of pardon.which Boferes after with like perfidi-
oufnes and breach of promife,requited on three thoufand Marochians. The Shracies
(which are mountainersaieere to Algier,but no more refpefling the Turks therc,theii
the Brebers doe the Serif) fellat variance.and began to mutiny in the Armie ofSidan,
whom they ferued and cut off the Bafhas head, who was their Generall, which caufed
Sidan to execute vniult cruelties againft all of that Tribe in Marocco, giuing the Shra-
cies goods to the murthererwhomfocucr. On the twentieth f\%c oi Nouir»hr,i6oy.


{$2^ OftheKinghmeofUamco,<urc. Chap.ii.

Abdeia. ioyneth inbattell with 5tiJ<*«,prouoked by thofeShracies who thirflcdfor re-
ucneeot^i'!/««»-f tyra»n'cs,wherc manyEnglifh, vnder Captaine (jiffard, and other
Captaines were {[3\ne,Sida>t chafcd,and Marocco recouered.

But whiles thcfe brethren contend, UMtile j Hamet Bofenne their Cofin, rich in trca-
fure, richer in hopes, thought it fit time to take vpthatKingdomc, which thefe with
warriflg for it.loll. He gathered together whatfocuer forces he could make,canie to-
vvards Marocco : tAbdeU heard and feared.and hauing fpycd a man vpon a Hill with
a fpeare in his hand,with white linnen hke a flagge vpon it : his feare (an vntnifty mcf-
fenoerjtolde him.that all Bofonnes Armie was behinde the Hill (although it were then
a full d'ayes march from thence) and lent him wings to flie to l-cz. The man was but a
filly MoorCjWhich had wafhed his linnen. and dried it on his Speare point.Bo/b«»f en-
trcthMaroccOjandproclaimeshimfelfeKing, butlcofeth both Citic andKingdomc
in ./4'Dn//following,i6o8.and after a fecond cuctthrow receiucd by Stdan now Mafter
ofMarocco,he was by tyilkjid Az.m his meanes poy foncd,^»/e; Sheckyo^ to Icauc
Marocco to StdanSzndfCn Ettm an Italian Merchant into Spain.with promife, to the
Catholike King,of Allarochc,Saly,Alcafar,and other townes to turnc Spanifh, if hce
would heipe him to his right in Atrike. This Negotiation was well entertained , and
the Spaniard (they fay) now hath Ailaroche; the caufe that he which now hath obtai-
ned the State will not be called King,till he hath regained it.For the opening of this (I
fuppofe you are weary of thofc vnnaturalland bloudy fpe(5tacles which this Hiftoric
prcfentsvnto you,andthereforeI haft) you muft now conceiuc that according to the
report of fuch as came lately from thence,So/iTw is dead, Mtilej Sheck^ fliifts for him-
felfe where he can;e/^^i^«/*« rules in Fez,and,5'«<^<»« hath lately loft Marocco. The Hi-
* ftorie,or(ifyouwill)theMooresreportof the prefent ftate, asby a friend of mine
lately come from thence I am giuen to vnderftand, is this : A certaine Foquere, Here-
mitCjOr Saint (names giuen by diuers to the fame ) called IJaht Ben AhdeU , liued in
the mountaincsofAtlas,wherefomctimc he entertained Sidan to his great content,
p The Moors fleeing then to his pierwrordefence in time of diftrefte. This man the Moores report
call their pro- to be a great Magician, that he could feede three hundred Horfe at onepit of Barley,
teftion or de- jjj j jj^g (-j^g ^o whit diminilbed^that he foretold of plentie the laft yeare.w hich came
fence, <j fcoiw, accordingly to paflc, that hee could by his Art fecure men from the danger of Gun-
thcVcriptures. ^1°^. If any beleeuc not thefe things,y et let him beleeue that the credulous and fupcr-
ftitious Moore (which cafily conceiueth and receiueth any thing but truth) belecueth
it, and then it belongcthto ourDifcourfe, who rather attend what they docbe-
leeuc.then what they ftiould. This is that they tell, that H<«wfr'5f« Abdela, being in
great reputation for wealth,learning,and holincfle,gathered a band of men, and con-
duced them this laft Spring to Marocco.

Sidan with a Armie of fixteene thoufand, giues him battcll at Marocco , the fift of

_, lunCjl thisprefentycare,i6i2.and wasoucrthrownc. Forhe went himfclfe, andlcd

of K S fmc" ^1'* company on the mouthof the Ordnance without harme ; he caufmg (as the Moors

printed, report) that the bullets fKould ftill remainc in the Pieces when they were difcharged,

May,io. rjshehadoftenforiheconSrmationofhispeoplemade tryall before, fctting fortie

r Gunners to fhoot at as many others without harme,by the like Art. Thus he loft none

^''.^j^j^^"'^' of his owne , and many of the other were flainc. Sidan fled toSafi , and embarques

fhould^gooff his two hundred women in a Flemming: his richesjin a Marfilian: this was taken by

without harm, Dfl« iL«7/ the Spanifh Admirall, wherein werethirtecnccheftsofgolde: the other ac

the reft ihould Santa Cruz.met 5»^<i»,and deliuered him his women. Men were more neceflary,which

lake fire but j^^ wanted.and yet (worfe then their want) fome offered their feruice for pay, and rc-

and fo it°fdl ceiiiing it,forfooke him.whercby he was forced to flee into the mountaines, where he

om^ is faidyettorcmaine. Humet, now czWed Mul/jf Side Hamet 'Ben Abdela, placed a

Gouernour in Marocco,anothcr at Taradant, the chiefe Citie of Sus. His match was

in great hypocrifie (I may rather call it then fimplicitie) in a ftraw hat , and a patched

garmentjwhile crownc and robes ioiperiail are the markes he flioots at j

Since I laft publifhed thefe Relations,certaine Letters haue becne printed, and cn-
in\tdl<lefvesfromB(irbary, which raorelargely Difcourfe of this Saint. Thatheisa-
bout thirtic fixe ycarcs,vcry ciuill and plainc in habite, his Turban of courfc Callico.


Chap .N. AFRICA. The fixt ^ooke.

I lii5 Alhcikor loofc gownc of Lilc Grograrn,a plainc fvvord by his fide, hanged with »
plaine leather thong,a man ofgreat wifcdome and learning, an A/Jrologer and Pohti-
tian. Hehathdrawnetohim Aleaid Axt*s aforcfaid,the principall CounCcUcr ofthe
]and,and many other Sainti and principall men, andfincehis comming hath married
J the widdow oiMuUy 'Beferit. He alledgeth certaine prophecies which foretell thcfc
! hii proceedings in reiiiuing their law.rooting cut the X^rr/^^x, and eftablifhing peace ^
inhisraignCjWhich (hall continue forticyeare$,after which Chnft (ashcc faith) {hall
come to iudgcment. ThcTalbies and learned men doe confcfle that they find thefc
prophecies of him in their books : to wit, both his name, his beginning at MiiTa, his
courfe,& certain bodily chara£tcrs,as a wart abouc his right eie,a black tooth before,
a bunch of haire betweene his fhoulders,and others to the number of feucn;all which
agree to him. At his beginning he put forth onely one Tent and a Kitchin, and then
reforted to him the Shrvkies,^ Saintifh people in their law, but otherwife in behauiour
very fauages.of which a hundred and fiftie or two hundred ferued him without pay,
with whom he brake Alhadge Lemier ehis forces ( feruants toSiJan) being fiuc hun-
dred ftrong. His Shrokies encreafcd to fiuc hundred, with whom and others that ad-
ded themfelues by the way,heouerthrew.5/<i<««x forces three times before the battellii
Then did he fubdu certain mountainer%which Sidan^not his father could neuer bring
vndcr. By the way to Marocco he was to pafle a Riucr , and warned his people that
none flbould take vp water in their hand to drinke,which fomc doing,anon after died.
Comming ro Dets,viheic he found a grcatpowcr to withftand him, he comforted his
fearefull followers.with promife,that to morrow they fiiould fee more with him therJ
agai.ift him : and remouing his Tents that night, there fcemed another Armie greater
then theirs, till they came at Dets, and then vanifhed, the enemies firft with fight
thereof hauingflcd,and left all to the fpoyle. This, faith our Author, four countrey- fpj/,7c r
man Af.fV. with diuers others fweare they hauc fecne : adding, that he himfelfe went nhowaswiS
tofeehim.and receiuedkindecntcrtainement, withpromife of fauourtothc Eng- himfoaic
llH), willing them to take knowledge that he was fcnt by Gods appointment to relieuc "Isiet.
a! of al forts,& to aduertifc what they had feen.faying.they fliould fee yet more ftrang
matters come to paffc : meaning,as they gheflcdjthe conqueft of Spaine, Fraunce and
Italy,with which opinion he poffeffeth the foolifli Moors. For when he hath fct peace
JnthofepartSjhc tells them of a bridge (recorded in their writings to haue becnein
former times) which fliall appear^ in the mouth ofthe Strcits, to carrie them ouer.Bue
what will be the iflTue is vncertainc , the people foonc after beginning todifobey, the
Shabenites and Brebers robbing to the gates ofMarocco. Another' rcporteth that e- rCBL
uery day they flee from him more and morCjand Mnley Sidan is expected againe. And * *

fo we leaue him.and thefe Relations to your ccnfure. We muft forward on our Pilgri-
inagc.wc haue fufficiently filled our eyes with bloud in this Barbarian Tragcdie.Nov*
let v$ take more quiet view oftheother parts of this Kingdome.

Agmet was fometimes called a fecond Marocco, " fromwhence it flandeth foure aLeoLi,
and twcotie miles. The hils and valley about it.adorntd with Gardens and Vineyards,
a faireRiuer,and fertile fields, yeeldingfiftie-foldeencrcafe, haue affembled Natures
forces to ioyne with Art (ifMagicke may be fo termed, and the Hifiories write true)

Online LibrarySamuel PurchasPurchas 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 text (page 124 of 181)