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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Anno 1604. Captaine Carles Leigh ^ fct faile from Woolwich on the one and twen-
tieth of March for Guiana : May 10. he came in water thick and white, the next day in
frefli, and the day after faw two Hands in the mouth of Amazons , accounting them-
felues fortie leagues vp the Riuer. May 22. they were in the Riuer of Wiapogo,
(which they called ^<tr(7/«^^) in ^f.dcgrccsNorthward from the Line, The people
were readic to giue them entcttainemcnt. The lajos and Capayos offered them their
ownehoufes, and gardens alreadie planted, two of which hee accepted with fome
Gardens , vndertaking to defend them againft the Charibes and their other enemies,
Theydcfiredhimto fend into England for fome to teach them to pray, and gaue fiuc
pledges to be fent thither. Hcc after (intending for England) died aboard his fhip of
the fluxe. They intoxicate the fifli with a ftrong fented wood called Ayaw , whereby
they eafily take them on the top of the water. Their bread is Caflari, of which chewed
they alfo make drinke. They are much troubled w ith a wormc like a flea ( the Spa-
niards call it Niguas ) which creeps into the flefh of their toes vnder the nailcs , and
multiply there with much multiplication of torment, except they vfe fpcedie prcuen-
tion. One was fopeftered with them, that for rcmcdic, they were fainc to hold hii
feetvpwards , and powre thereon melted waxehot , which being cold they plucked
off, and therewith feuen or eight hundred. The people arc ofmodefl countenance,
naked, but would weire clothes if they had them. Humly returned for England, and
left there fiue and thirtic , which fhould haue beenc fuccoured if Difcord had

An, \6o%. a fhip was fent for fupply :but the Marrincrs and Land-men quarrelling,
thefe were left on Land at Saint Lucia, an Hand in tweluedegrees of Northerly Lati-
tude, to the number ofthreefcore and feuen, and moft of them flaine * by the Ilandcrs.
Thefe Indians goc naked, haue long black haire, their bodies painted red , with three
ftrokes alfo of red from the earc to the cie. Elcuen ofour iren, after much mifcrie and
famifhment(vvhich killed fome of them in the way)got to Coro ;aod after good & bad


Chap.:^' AMERICA. The ninth Booke'


entercourfe of fori lines with the Spaniards, feme returned home. The Spaniards there
(as fohn N-.chol one of this companie teflificth) told them ofa vifion of Chrift on the
C'roffe appearing to cur King, and reuoking him from his crrour : at the fight whereof
three ofour Bifhops fell into a trance, and fo continued three dayes , after which they
became Catholikcs and preached : and the King had fent to the Pope for learned men
to perfe6l this conuerfion, Thefc were the Spanifh tricks with faithlefle tales to per-
iicrcthcfe men to their faith. The Marrinersgaiie names to the places which they left w.iurntr.
according to their conceits of thefe men , 'B^agttes'Bay., Cafe Knaue, P.iuerofPnfca!lt.
They caire as farre as Comana or Ciimana , where they obferued the weather hot till
noonc, and then a coolc breeze and thunder without raine. Ty VVindesand Current
they were detained from Wiapogo , which they fought. A Fleming there told them
fabulous rumours of warrcs with Spaine.

Another fhip of Amfterdam (tcdifgraccourmcn ) told the Indians of VViapoco,
that they came to inhabite there and to oppreflc them, as the Spaniards did. See what
gaine can doe without godlinefle. AfliipofMiddleburgh came thither withNegros
to fell: thith'.r cameaHoafliipof SaintC^/^/o/. The Indians ofthefe parts (as ;^///o«
leporteth) choofe their Captaines at theirdrunkenfeafts in this fort. They fet the no-
mirated perfon in the midft, with his handes lifted ouer his head, makin;; Orations to
him to be valiant : after which, they whip him with a whip that fetcheih bloud at cue-
rTftioke,fortriall of his courage, heeneuermouing thereat. Theyhaue Commerce
with the Deuiil. For they told vs of three fliips in the Riuer of /.m;'Zons,and that one
twomoneths after would vifit vs. They call this Deui!ITc;'<«e*, with whom the men
haue often conference; the women neuer that they could percciue : they fufternot
meane- while a child in the houfe. When any be fickc they thus confult of their reco-
ucrie, and if their Oracle anfwerc death, they will giuc no phyficke; if life, theyvfc
their bert helpes. For an Axe they would trauell with them two or three moneths, or
finde them fo long viftualls at home. The layos arc proud, ingenious , giuentofiou-




* M.Utircomi
fo calls the
prieft, and die
DcuiUWaitJ .

ting. The Arwakos of better carriage. The Sa(payes craftie. The two former hate
the Spaniards as much as the Caribes. Their houfes hauc doores at each end : the
menkecpe atoncend, the women at the other: they are like Barnes, bur longer ;
fomc hundred and fiftie paces long, and twentie broad, an hundred of them keepc to-
gether in one. Norainecommcth in, notwithftandingthatftorc whichfallethin A-
prill, May, lune, and mofl of luly. They paint them when they goc to feafts. Againft
the tittle of trauell, the women haue a roome apart, whereto they goe alone , and are
deliuered without helpe: which done, fhec calls her husband and deliuersitto him,
who prefently walLcth it in a pot of water, and paints it with fundrie colours. I coold
not heare (faith iVilfon) the woman fo much as grcne all the time of her trauell. When
one dies, they make great moane ten or twelue dales together, and fomctimes longer.
Here arc ftore of Dcarc, Hares, Conies, Hogs,Munkeys, Leopards, Lyons, Porke-
pines, Parots as bigge as Henncs, blew and red very beautiful!, &c. He returned with
the reft in a (hip of Amfterdam, the Indians being loth to part with them. They often
enquired of Sir py.RnUigh^znd one came from Orcnoque to aske of him,allcdging his
promife of rcturne.

The like remembrances of him are mentioned by MafterH<?r««rf inhislatepub- Rob Haneurti
liflied Voiage to Guiana. This worthie Gentleman iy4r/. 1 608, with Gentlemen and
others, to the number of fourefcoreand feuenteene,fct forth for Wiapoco. The ninth
of May they fell into the Current ofthat great & famous Riuer of Am3Zones,of which
they drunke frefh and good, being thirtic leagues from Land : the tenth dsy the water
became muddie, whitifh, and thick : the eleuenth day they made Land, and their Pin-
nice being left drie vpon the Ebbc, by the next floud comming on was almoin fpoiled.
Thence they flood along the coafl to Wiapoco , whither they came May 1 7. and fet-
ledthcmfeluesatCaripo. Hee tookepofiefllon in his Maiefties name (asCaptaine
Leigh had alfo done) of thisfpacious » Countrey of Guiana, bounded on the North
with Orenoque and the Sea , on the Eaft and South with theRiucr of Amazoncs, on
the Weft with the Mountaines of Peru. TheCharibes aiethe ancient Inhabitants,
the other later incrochcrs. There is no fetled Gouernement arnongft them , only they

Bbbb ; acknowledge

May, 1 005,

voiage to

a Bounds of


Of^arictfiulanajfindthe neighbour Countries ^<(7c. Chap,^.

* It is like

March be«re.

b Anva \S\o.
The Tobacco
that came into
Enfiland a-
mounted to
^oooo '. and
net much Icfl'e
in other years.

A feeling

acknowledge a fuperioritie which they will obey as long as they plcafc. 1 hey com-
monly punifhmurther and adultcrie by death, which are the only offences [unifhcd
amongft them: and ccnainepcrfons are appointed to execute thofe punifhmcnts.
The better fort haue two or three vviues or more , the reft but one .-thcyare very iea-
lous, and ifthey take them in adultetie , caufetheirbraincs to bee beaten out. Their
wiues , cfpecially the elder, arc as their feruants, and he which hath molt, is the grea-
tcft man.

Their account of time is by MooneSjOr daies : their numbring is to tcn,and then fay
ten and onCj&c. they alfokccpc accounts by bundles of flicks containing foinany, as
daies arc agreed on, ofwhich they take away euery day one. They haue a ccrtaine ob-
fcruance of the Sunne and Moone,fuppofing them to be aliue, but as farre as he could
pcrceiuc , vfcd neither facrifice nor adoration to any thing. At the death of any great
man , they make a feaft , their chiefcft prouifion being their ftrongefi ilrinke
called Parranow *,and as long as this drinke lafteth they continue theirfeaft.with dan-
cing, finging, and exceffiue drinking, accountingthegreatetldiunkardihcbrauctt
man : during which drunken (olemniiie , fome woman ( being nearcft of to the
dead partie) ftands by and cries extremely. Their P.-iefts or South-faiers (he calls them
Peeaios) haue conference with the Dcui!l , whom t\\\TiC tV.utipa , butfcarchim
niuch and fay he is naught : he will often beat them black and blew. They belceue that
the good Indians when they die goc to Caapo or Hcauen.the bad to >5'tfj',downc\vards.
Whenachiefcmandies.ifhehaueacaptiuc, theyflayhim; if not, then one of this
feruants, to attend him in the other world.

The qualitic of the Land is diuers :by the Sea-fide low,and would be violently hot,
if a frefh eafterly breeze did not coole it with a vehement breath in the heat cf the day:
the Mountaincs are colder, the middle fort moft tcmperate.Profit may here take plea-
furc, neither necde pleafu'e abandon profit. The particulars are by this and other our
Authors related; I hunt after rarities to prefent you. Such is the fifli Caflborwa,
which hath in each eye two fights, and as it beares the lower fights with-
in the water, and the other aboue : the ribbes and back refemble thofe parts in a man,
fauc that it is little bigger, but much daintier then a Smelt. Befidcs thcPcckicroor
fmall Swine with the Nauill in the back, is anotlcr called Paingoas largeasoursin
England. The Sea-cow or Manatin eates like becfe and will take fait and feruc to vi«
£luall {}iips, it ycelds alfo an excellent oile.and the hide will make bufife. In the wet are
infinite ftore of them.The Pina for delicacie exccedcth.a fruit taflirg like ftraw-beries,
claret wine and fugar. Whatcommoditie Tobacco ^ and Sugars in thofe parts njay
yeeld is incredible, efpecially in this fmokic humoi:r of the one fexc, and that daintier
of the other. Their dies, gummes.and other commodities I omit. Of gold and other
meti alls they haue good teflimonie.

The Marafbawactas area Nation ofCharibes.vp high within Land, hauing great
cares beyond credit: they haue an Idollof ffone which they worfhip as their God, in
a houfc erected purpofely to it, which they ketpc very cleane. It isfafhionedlike a
roan fitting vpon his heeles, holding open his knees, andrcfting hisclbowesvpon
them, holdingvp his handes with the Palmes forwards, ajid gaping with his mouth
wide open.

Captaine ttMichael Harcourt was left Commander of the Countrcy for his brother,
who continued the pofleffion three years,in all which fpace of thirtie perfons died but
fixc.and fomeofthemby cafualtic Amongflthe Eaft-Indian Plants is mentioned one
called Senttda : the like they found here, much like vnto Rofe trees, rbcut halfe ayard
high, which ifthey were touched,or a leafcut from them,would prefcntly flirinke and
clofe vp themfeli:es,and hang as they were dead & withered : within halte a quarter of
an liourc by degrees againe opening, tyinminta the Cacique of Morcihcgorohad a
rough skin like to buffc-leather.of which kindc there be many in thofe parts. They re-
turned by Cape Brea,which is fo called ofthe pitch there gotten in the earth, whereof
there is fuch abundance that all places of this our world may beftored thence : it isex-
ccllent for trimming of (hips for thofe hot Countries, not melting in the Sunne.

It were a hard taske to mufter all that World of Rjuers , and names of Nations in


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the parts necre Guiana, whiclnhcy thac will may finde in Sir fTaier and Maftcr Keymisy

and Msfler Hdrcoart their ovvf.c relations. As for Guiana, this Sir fValtcr hath vv'rittcn.

ItisdirertlyEsHt'romPtru towards the Sea, andlieth vndertheEquinodiiall : it hath

morjabundancEof Gold iScn any part of Peiu, and as many or moc great Cities. Ic

hath the fame La wes, Gcuernrocnc , and Religion j and Manoa, the In}periall City of

Guiana, which fomeSpynisrdshnuefeene, and they col! it 'if/7)crWo, for the great- bXhe guildcd

neffc, riches, and firuation.firre txcecdcthanyofthe wcild, atleaftfomuchof itas the ^""^"

Spaniards know. It is founded vpon a Lake of fait water , two hundred leagues long,

like viuo the CafpianS^a. The Empcrour of Guiana is dcfccnded from the iw^^, the

magnificent Princes ofPcru : for when FrMcis Tifarro had conqured Peru, and fl^ire

j4tabaUfa. the King ; one of his yongcr brethren fled from thence , and tooke with him

msny thoufands ofthofc fouldiers of the Empire, called Orw;?^/, with whom and other

his followers , he vnquiflKdall that traft which is between the great Riucrs ofOrcnc-

quc,and Amazoncs.

Diego Ordai, who was one ofthe Captaines o( Cortes, in the conquefl of Mcx'co, in
the ycavc i ■■ : t . (thus farth Gomara, and that he perifhtd at Sea ; others more prcbabi- ,

li-y.f'Vit w?5 a few ycercs after the conqueft of Peru) made fearchicr Guianj, but loft
h\m -if,bc:n>! fla.n in amu'.iuy.Bcforc this,his prouiflon of powder was fired,& one /«-
(i.n Murnynz!, which had ih: charge therof, wastherforecondencd to beex-cutcd. But
at .he fcuLi .TS requet^ hi' ptnifhment was altered, and he let in a Canoa alone with-
out viftua-' and To- turned loofe into the Riuer . Ccrtaine Guianians met him, and ha-
Uin.' neucr fetenc ram of that colour, they caricd him into the Land to be wondered at ;
an.i fo 'rotn cowne to town;, till he cams to the great City of Manoa, the feat and refi-
dcnce of iwo-^ the Empcr<?ur. Hcnofoonerfaw him,buthekncw him tobea ChrilHan
(fr>r the Spanvards not long before had conquered his brother ) and caufed him to be
V. Ci in :riiy:ied in his Palacc.He lined feuen monthes in M3noa,but was not fuffcred to
wand?r any whither into the Countr«y;he was alfo brought thither ail the way blind-
folo, hd by the Indians.vntil he came at Manoa.He entered the City at noone, & trauc-
Icd ail ifia? day til nighr,& the nexc,from the rifingtiilthc fetting ofthe Sun; thorow the
City, crehs came to the Palace of /W^.Aftcrfcucn monthes the Empcrour put him to
hischoife, whether to flay or goe , and hec with the Emperours licence departed, Hee
fent with him many Cui3ni:ns,a)l laden with as much gold as they could carryj but be-
fore he entered Orcnoquc, ihc Orenoqttepomxo\)h^6 him of all, but of twobottelsof
gold-beadeSjWhich they had thought had bccne his dtinke or meat . Thus cfcaped hec
toTtinidado,atiddicd t^^izr n^iMi Ittande Pticrto.rico, vvhetc,in hiscxtrcamcshevt-
teredthcfe thingstohisConftfTor. He called the City M^noaElDorado, theguildcd
or golden, becaufe ihatat their drunken foicmnitics (inwhichvice noNaticn vndct
heaucn excels ihcm) when the Errpercur carowfcth with any of his Commander?,
they that pledge him, arc (Hrpped naked, and their bodicsannointed withakindof
white Balfamam, and then ccrtaine fcruants of the Eoipcroar, hauing prepared gold
made into fincpowder, blow it thorow hollow canes vpontheir nakcdbodics, vntill
they be all (bining from the foote to the head; and in this fort they fit drinking by twen-
ties and hundreds, and continue in drunkennefle fometimes fix ot feuen dayes together.
Vpon this fight, & for the abundance of gold hefjwin !hcCity,theImigcs,inihc tern
plesjthc platf s,armours,& flaiclds cfgold vfed in their W3rs,he gaue the city that namc;
luan'^deCaflellanos rtckoncth twenty feueral! Expeditions of fome or other Spani-
ards, for this GuianianDifcouery with little cffe£t,faue that diuerslot^ their liues there- iiuan deCdjlel.
in. Anno 1 545 Gonz^lo Picarro k fent a Captaine nnmed Ordlana, from the borders of Unetap. Mali.
Peru, who with fifty men were carried by .the violent currtntof theRiucr, that they k upcT^vax-
could not recurne tolHcarro, he defccndcd not in Orcnoque the Guianian Riucr, but in "P- ^'"^- """•'i •
Maragnon, called of him Ordla-M : which lofefhtu^ «yicoIia writeth,from the relation ^"''"*-' '^'
of one of their focicty j who, being a boy, had beene in the Expedition of Pedro de Or. 1 ^cofia l.z.c.6.
fita for this Difcouery, and had fay led the Riucr thorow, that in the middcft men can fee <^ 3 •'•'°'
nothingbut the skiefas before is faid)and the Riuer, and that it is feucnty leagues
vnder the EquinodViall. ji/am^ir '"/'«r«^Wf-& makcth it feuen degrees and a halfc mM.Ternand,
to the North ofthe Line , and fiftecne League broad , andthc5<'*ie/jrf/?'j?'-«/(?rtobe deEm'fK^^.ap.

another "''^-

834 ^/ ^''tfi^"'-) Guiana J and the neighbour Countries, (src, Ch ap , ^ ■

another Riiicr of forty leagues breadth : others hauc written othcrwife, which varying
proceedeth^romthat variety of armes or mcuthcsofOrenoqueorRalcana, sndMa-
rannonor Amazones, which fiucchaiiebeene better difcouercd, as " Mafter iCn-w/i-,
n L,Keymis. Maflcr t^afljantj and others imploied in this aftion, haue found by experience. It ° ri-
T. Majhrn. lech in Q^\to.OreIIaf>a fayled in it fix thoufand milcs.Ia all thefe parts their greateft trca-
o Lop. Gom. fure is fnultitudc of vvcmen and children. 76i/»<«w^n made a heauy complaint,that wher-
t.ip. Z6. as they ,^ere wont to haue tea or twelue wiucs,now they had nor aboue three or foure,

by reafon of the wars with the Epuremei their cnemiesrwhcreas the Lords cf the Epure-
mei had fifty or a hnndrcd, and their warre is more for women, then either for Gold oc
^ Berreo in the fearch for Guiana , tookc his iourney from Nuetto reymo de Grannie,

where bed welt, with feuen hundred Horfe,but traueiiinjj he loO many of his company
and Hotfe : at Amapaia the foilc is a low Marifli.and the water iffuing thorow the Bogs,
is red and vencmous , which poifoned the horfes, and infe6led the men : at noonc the
Sun had made it more wholefomc for their vfe.
flop.Fai; This P New Kingdome of Granada is two hundred leagues within land. Southward

from Cartagena. It had that namSjbecaofe the Captainctbat difcoucred it, was ot Gra-
nada in Spaine. The plenty of Emeralds in thefe parts, hath made that Gemmcofleflc
worth. Tlic next Prouince to this is called Popayan : in both which the Spaniards haue
many Townes. And by the Riucr of Orenoque,both maybe inuadcd.
q Soterepart. i. All 1 the parts,ftom golden Caflle, and the Gulfc of Vraba to Pari3,yceld Caribes or
lib. 6. Canibais, which eat man« flefli , and geld children, to make them mote fat and tender

for their diet. And in all Inland parts neerc Peru , and in the hils called Andes , which
xck^ifart.i. Tome call Golden Cafiiic, they little differ. C^rp"" faith, That in the Villcy of Anzcrma,
cap. 1 J. tlicy kcf pcertain tablets amongft the rccdes,wherin they carue the image oft'ic Diuell,

in a terrible fliape,airo the figures of Cats and other Idols which they worfhip. To them
they pray for raine or faire weather : they haue commerce with the Diuell, and obfetue
fuch fupcrflitions as he enioyneth them.They are great man caters. At the doores oftbeic
houfcs they haue fmall Courts, wherein are their graues in dccpc vaults opening to the
Eaft : in which they bury their great men with all their wealth. The Curies are not farrc
from them ; they haue no Temple, nor IdoI.They haue conference with the DiueLThey
marry with their necces and fiflers, and are man-eaters. They call the Diuell Xaxarama.
(Cap.if.&d. They efleemeVirginity little worth. In the Prouince off Arma the Diuel doth often ap-
pcare to the Indians : in honour of whom they facrifice their Captiues , taken in war,
hanging tbemvp by the fhoulders and pulling out theheartseffomeofthcm. InPau-
cora they haue like diuellifli deuotions, and their Pricfis are their Oracles.

Before the home of the chiefe Lord was an Idol, as big as a man, with his face to the
Eatt, andhisarmesopen. Theyfacrificcd two Indians eueryTucfday in this Prouince
to the Diuel.In the Prouince of the houfcs of their Lords,they had many Idols
in fuch refemblance as the Diuellhad aflumed in hi5 apparitions . And in thofc Idoh he
sChap. I J. would alfo fpeakc and giue anfwers . In Carrapa ' they arc exrrcame drunkards : when
anyisficke, they offer facrificcs to the Diuell for his recouery. InQuinbaya isahill
which caftcth forth fmoke : but a more hellifh fmokc is tbeir conference and commerce
with the Diuell, like the former . In the Prouince of Call they likewife confer with the
Diuell J they haue noTemplcs or houfcs of Religion. They make decpc pics for Sepul-
chers of their great mcn,where tbeir armour, wealth, and food is fet about them. Their
uChap.ji. luft fubiefteth the necce and fiflcr to their marisgei. In popayan" they are,
as alfo in the forenamed Prouinces. They obftrue the fame Caninall and Diueliifli rites
wiih the foremer,framing their fuperflitions to the Diuels direflion in their mutual col-
loquies. They bury with their Lords fomeof his wiues and prouifion. Some of them are
great Wizards and Sorcerers. InPaflothey talke alfo with the Diuell, a thing common
to all thefe parts of the Indies. But let vs leaue thefe fleepe and cold hils, thefe men of the
Diuel whom they worfhip, and diucis to men whom they deuoure,and fee if in the low-
er Countries we can findc higher and nobler fpirits.


C K A P.4- AMERICA. The ninth 'Booke. 835

Chap. II If.


S Guiana is bounded with tbofc mighty RiuersofOrcnoqueandMarau-*
;non, fo Brafilexccndcthicfdfe North and South , betwcsneMarannon
^and the Riucr of Plata or Silucr , whicii three we hauc already fhewcd to
Jbe chc greateft Riuers in the World. The Wcflerne borders arc not fo wel
Jdifcouered. The EaflernearewafbcdbytheSea. yl/.i^^eMf a hath largely aP.M^<etis
dclcnbcU the lame, \NhoCev,iordsBertMsMagims,2nd G^.^erEnshsustiankuhed: hift.lnd.l.z.
the iummc whereof i<?mV and Boterns haue inferted into their French and Italian ^^^"^qcoT'^^
Relations. G.Ensbifl'jnd.

^etrus HL/i luarias Cafralis, being fcnt by jE'/w/?»w/, Kingof Portugal, iniheyecre Occident.
i500.vnrothcH3flIndics,toauoidechecalmes on theGuinnccfliorc , fetched a fur- I'- lamt-li.'^,.
ther coir.piffc Wefl^and fo difcoueted the Continent,which now of that red wood there '"?• "• ^Z';
picntituily growingjis called Brafiljbut by him was named the Land of the HolyCrofle, " '^'^^ "*'' '
bccaufe he had there ereftcd a Crofle with much ceremony. This Brafili was foone af-
ter by Amerkus FeffutMs, at the charges of the faid King, further difcourrcd. The Re-
gion is pleaftnt and wholeforae, the bils and vaileyes equally agreeing in their vne qual-
neff:, tiicfoylcfatand fertile: there arc plenty of Sugar-canes; a kindofBalrr.cexprcf-
fed out ofthc herbe Co^atboi, and many fruits which i he Countrcy n?turally produceth;
befides thole which our Europe hath communicated . Many forts there are of Beaftey,

as3ki^deofSwinel'v^hichliueinbothElements,thcirfore-feet,bein^>fhorcinpropor- ,„,,., , ,
,,., J, r, ■ luruu-j- b Which feeds

tion to the hinder, make them How in running, and theretore being hunted, commit on cralTe fleeps

themfelues quickly to the water . -^«/-i«,refembling a Mu!c, but fomewhat leflc ; flen- in the water,
derinoiited, the neitherchappe very long, like a Trumpet, with round cares and fliorc Botenu.
tailcs, hiding themfelues in the day-time, ' and feeding in the night, the flcfli tafteth like cThcSpani-
Becfc : there is alfo the Armadillo ; the Tygre, which being hungry, is very hurtfull ; be- ^^'^^ "'^ " ( °^
ing full, will flee from a Dogge : There is a deformed bcaft of fuch flow pace, that in fif- ^?^ ]°h^T^^
teenedaycsitwillfcarfcgoe aftoncscafl-. Itliuethontheleauesoftrees, on which it Thcl'ortugals
iuwodayes incliming, and as many indefccnding, neither flioutsnorblowcs forcing sloth.ThcIn.
btrto amend her pace. dians,Hay.

The Tamcndoas arc as big as a Ram, with long and fliarp fnours, atailelikca Squir- ^°^^ hauc
rell, Ctwice as lonr as the body and hairy) wherc-undcr thev hide themfelues , will put """^"'. *'^"
out their tongue two toote (outot the mouth as round as anOyle-criife) to gather ^nj feic^ome
plenty of Ants into theirmouthes, hauingfcrapedvp the places where :hcy kccpewith orneuerhath,
their pawes. The Portugals haue there raifed plenty of horfes and flieepe. The men itbccnc feene
worfliip no God atall, butaregiucn to footh-fayings. The men and women gocal- ^^""%-
together naked, are flat-noled, make themfelues blacke with the fruit Genipapi, wcare

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