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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their haire hanging from the hinder pare ofthc head, not fuffering it elfcwhcre co
growciiuheir nether iips weare long ftones for a g3llantvic(which being rcmoued.tbey
fecine in deformed manner to hauc a double mouth) they goc together by com-
panies with great filence, the Wife going before her Husband, which (fomefay) is
done for iealcufie. Theyenteitaine and welcome Strangers at fitft with weeping and
deepe fighes, pitying their tedious iourncy , and prefentiy dry their eyes, hauing tcares
at command .

Women in trauell are deliuercd without great difficulty, andprcfcntly goeabout
their hcufhold bufineffc , theHusband in her fiead kccpeth his bed , is vifited of the
neighbours, hath his brothcs made him, and iunkcts fent to comfort him. They
arc ignorant of ''numbering andletters : fome Tradition they are faid to hauc touch- aTheyknow
ing Noe and the Floud . Vndcr the fame Roofe ( which u like a Boat with the Keele no numbers

further then
fiue , the rcftthey fupply as they can with their toes and fingers : and if the things numbred cxcecdc , they
number by the toes and lingers of many peifor.s afl(:mblcd together. Stad.l. i. c. 29.


Si6 OfBraftl. - CHAP.4.

vpwards) Hue many families, they lie in Nets or Beddcs hanging aboiie the ground
(which is vfuall in a great part of the Indies) toauoidc hurtful! creatures : they minde
the day , and are not careful! for the morrow , cafiiy communicate what they hauc, are
very patient oflabour and hunger, feafling if they hauewherc-with, from morning till
night, andfafting other-whiles, when they want , three daies together. Infwim-
ming they are miraculoufly skilful), and will diue whole hourc$ to fcarch any thing vn-
derthcwater. Theybcleeuc not anyreward orpunifliment after this Jifeended, but
thinkethatasmendie, fotheygocto the other world, maimid, wounded, fickeor
whole : and t herfore bury the bodies with aNet to lie in, and food for feme daies,think-
ing that they both flccpe and eat. They are excellent Archers, and what enemies they
take in thtir wars, they feed well many daies, and then kill and eat them for great dain-
ties. They dwell in houfcs fcattcred and feparated from each other j theirlanguagcis
almofl generally the fame j they haue no lawes nor Maicflrates ; the women call ccrtaine
h /"h'**' things by one name, and the men by another. They haue no vie of three letters = in the
ter//«hisDia- Alphabet, L,F,R, a reafon whereof fome hauc wittily giuen, becaufe they haue no
logueof that Law, Faith, nor Ruler . They arc vnmiadfullof good turnes, andtoomindfullof iniu-
language.f.2o. ries : impotent of luft and rage , and in fummer, more like bealh then men . Thus farrc

* G.da Bmpoli. Intheyecre i 503. *{j»««<««W(^<i f/wfoA a Florentine, (aylcd thither with the Por-
ap.Ramuf. tugals, whorcportcth the like of their nakedncffe, irrcligion ; and oftheir man-eating,
A. ve/pHi, faying that they drie it in the fmoakc as we doe Bacon . The fame doth AlbericusVef-
futius report that he had fcenc amongfl them, and that he bad heard one of themboafl
that he had in his time eaten weighed the long ftones( which they vfcd to
wcare in theirfaces,feucn in number) about fixtecne ounces. He faith they liuc 150.
yeares,and that their women are out ofmeafure luxurious, that ;hey al way hauc an Ea*
fterly winde which tempcretht'-^r aire.

Let vs in the next place heare (uch as haue liucd in the Countrey : of which Lieritu
andTheuet, two French-men , and JoA»>)esStadi>ts iCetmanc, haue written fcucrall
Treatif^-s. But none hath more fully deferibed them, then a Portugall Frier, 'and e/^«-
Abooketa- thome Kniftet om Covntne-fntn.
Frier written Joannes StadtHs f in the yeerc I j 5 4. was prifoner to the Tuffin Irnhm, and becaufe
iaPortugufe, hefetued the Portugals, (hould haue beeneflainc and dcuoured. But by Godsmercie
fold by Fr-. CM^ he cfcaped. He wasthe GunnerinthcPortof Saintf^^ffxr, and going into the Wood
to M. Haliluyt. (q prouidc fomcwhat whrrewith to entertaine fome friends then come to him, became
iio.Scad.HeC- j, j^f^ jfg j p^ ^ y jq jhofg Men-httnters.Whcn they had taken him,thcy contended which
ap.T.d'eBry'in of 'hem had beene the firft takcr.and that conirouerfie cndedhc ,was Gripped naked and
i.parte Ameri- Jed away. He wasgiucn to one oftheir Kings, and this vid'tory by them was afcribed to
tie. their Tamaraka, or Idols, which they faid had by Oracle prophecied thereof. But their

Kings were no other then thechiefe in cucry Cottage, which confided of one kindred,
and thcfe Tamar/ika were ccrtaine Rattles, as fliall after appeare. The manner ii, that it
gets them a great name, to exhibit this feaft of a flaine C3ptiue,and therefore fome that
haue taken, will credit fome other friend with the gift of a Captiucto this folemne but-
chery, on condition to repay him the next Captiucheet?kcth . This was Sudiushis
cafe, who was thus tofled by exchange, from one to an other ; tillatlafi heeefcaped
altogether .

But when hee had beene newly taken , the Women came about him , and one
while buffeted him, one faying, this is for fuch a friend of mine , that the Peros or
Portugals had flaine ; another fixing on his &:(h the memoriall of another friend of
hers, and then lead him with a rope about hi^.neckc, almofl flrangling him, making
himalfo todaunccin the middtftof ibem, with rattles tied to his legges : but hcc
after grew in fome credite and refpe^ amongft them , and faw diuers others eaten,
while hiinfelfe could not be free from fcare of the like deftiny . The Sauagf-s, that they
take, put on a great fhew of refolution, and little regard ( in feeming) that their Trage-
die , fupportcd with this comfort , that their friends will reuenge it . In time of fick-
ncffeorfuddendangcts, they would reforttohimtoprayto hisGodfordcIiucrance;


C H A P.4- AMERICA. The ninth 'Booke. 837

and this conceit of his God , which they obferued in his Dcuotions , was the pnncipall
meanes of deferring his execution. Such as are mortally wounded in their fights, they
would fpcod prefently, or at Icaft kill and dreflc them, for a fcaft neere at band : and ore
man that had liuedloni^ amonjjfltbem, and was defperatclyficke, leflDenth fliould
depriuethem oftheitcheete, they flue , and (becaufc of his fickneffc) hurling away the
head and inwards, cat vp the rert . They take great pride in this their crueltcs and when
KonynnBtbe their King, hauing a Basket fullof peecesof man flefhon which he was
feeding, offered 5fW>w a peece, whotoldhim that it was more then beaftly, heean-
fwercd , I am aTigre, and I delight in thcfe delicacies. This Stadna after cfcaped in a
French Shippe. .

NtcolMDurantim, sa KniglitofMalta, CM-nimtAl'illagagnon, inthcycere lyyj. % terming.
( malecontent with his cfiatc at home) fayled into Francia Antardica, or the Southerne ^"'"i-"* •^'"^'■'
parts of Brafii , vnder theTropike of Cap-mrne, and pretended there to worfhip God
according to the purity of the Gofpel, & to fortifie, both for the habitation of his owne,
andforaSanftuary vntofuchas at home were pcrfecuted for the truth . Hee fortified
and fciit thence to Geneua forafliftanceinthis his holy intent: whereupon /f«cW;/« &
Chartenm, two Minifters, with diuers others , among whom was lohnLtrius, were
f"iir, ondlandcdtiicrcinthcyeerei5jy. Z^r/w hath written his obferuattons of ihcfc
parts, 2',TheHeti}io,zno\i\\QioiVillagagmns Company y but (as Lerisa tcf^ifieth) in ma-
ny things falfely . ThefirftSauages that Lmw and his fcllowes fa w, vit^c\.\\zMar-
gatates, which hold friendfhip with the Portugals, and arc enemies to thcFrcnch, and
to ihsTouoftPmoml^aulfif, oiT^ppnlmbas, confederates of the French, andasdeadly
enemici to the former. la the meanc way they pafTed by the Tafemirj Paratb^t, Optet^.
cates , all which, howfoeuer they cxercife boflilitics, and mutual! diiagreements, yet a.
grcc in like barbarous and rightlefTe Rites, Wah the Tougu,Pin4mbaMlpj heconucrfed
familiarly about a ycerc. They arc in habit of body like the Eftropeans, but flrongcr, and
leffe fubieift to fickneflc, notfubiedl to our bodily diflemperSjby like intemperance, or
to vexation of minde, by turbulent and diflrading paffionsof couccoufncffe, eniiy,

They are all naked, except fometimes : the Old-men rather to hide their difeafc in
thofe parts, then their flaame, couer their priuities . They weate in their nether lippe a
hPyramdall flone, which braueryweighethdowne their lippe, and fubiefteth the face i,crcat atone
to great deformity . Somcalfonotcontcnt with this, adde two others in their cheekcs end, andlutlc
tolikepurpofc. Theypreffcdowncthenofesoftheirlnfantstomakcthemflat, They atthcothei:
annoyntthemfclues withaki'ndofGu'^me , whichthey couer with the downeoffea- m their infan-^
thersftickiflg thereto. They wearealfo frontlets of feathers : intheircarcsthey weare ^'^"'^* °"'^"
bones. They which will cxcell thercftin gallantry, and would fcerae to haueflajnc grecneftone
and eaten the moftcnimies, flafti and cut their flcfli, and put therein a blackepov\der, inlomeaslong
which ncuerwiil beedoneaway. They vfe Rattles of the flicllof accrcaine fruite, in as ones linger :
which they put Stones or Graines, and call them cJJf«?r4f<j , of which they haucfomc they wil thruft
fuperflitious conceit. The Women differ from the Men i nnourifliing their hairc, which °"n„iiea'tthe
the Men fhauc ofFbefore , and make not thofe holes in their lippes ; but in their eares ^^^le whenthc
wearc eare-rings cf the forme and bigneffe of a meanc Candle. They paint alfo their fa- ftone is rcmo-
CCS with diuers colours, and weare bracelets of little bones, ofwhich the men wearc "«<!•
Chaines or Collars . They would not weare cloathes , pretending their cuflc. me of na-
kedncflc, and often wafliing ( fometimes ten times in a day) whereto cloathes would
be a hinderance : and onr Captiuc Women.furthcr then the whip forced them, would
not accuf^oroc thcmfdues to the apparell we gauc them. The Women make two kinds
ofMcalc ofcertaineRootes, which they vfc in f^ead of Bread , which they doe not put,
but hurle, into their mouthes without loffe . Their office is alfo to make thf ir drinke of
Rootcs diced, and chewed in their mouches, and thus prepared, boyled, and flirred in a
great pot ouer the fire : the like drinke they make of chewed Mays, which they call ^ua-
ti : the men would account it a difgrace to do thcfe things.and that they would not tafle
fo wel. They call this drinke CaomnM is thicke, and taftes like milke : I hauc feene them
continue (laich Leriw) drinking this liquor 3. dales and nights together : they hold it a


838 Of<Braftl. Chap. 4.

difparaoemcntnotto bcabletoholdoutatthis i?4ccfc<!»<»/cxccrcife, which they cele-
brate with dancing and finging,cfpeeiallyaitheirbeafl!y man-feaft$,Thcwomendance
a p3rt from the men. One of them reported to our Author, that they had taken ii fliip of
the Pero5,or Portugals,and eaten the men : they found therein great veflels.which they
' The Brafilian could not tell what it was,but dranke fo much thereof, that they flept three daics after :
Fetum is ncy it is likely that it was Spanifli wine.They eat fcrpents &toads(which with them are not
thcr in forme venemous) and Lizards : Our Author faw one Lizardasbigasaman,lwith fcalesonhcr
nor vcrtuc,the backe like Oyflers. they hauc a kind of Monkey called Sagonw of the bigneflc of a Squir-
lamc With a- j-g]ithefore.halfc in fhaperefembling a Lyon: they haue another ftrange beaft, called
r;«i faith. The Coaty as high as a Hare, with a little head, (harpe eares , and a fnout or beake aboue a
women take it foot long , the mouth fo little, that one can karfely put in hit little finger; it feedeth on
not. Ants. They take *.Ptff«w (it is not Tabacco) not in pipes, but put foureerfiuc leauesin

Nunhdejyl- another greater, and firing it, fueke in the fmokc, and therewith in time of warre, will
ownc re cs^ ' fuflaine themfclues three dayes together , without other luflenance. They wcarc this
P. Card. * berbe about their necks.

When S', Fran. Drake made his famous and fortunate voyage about the wor]d,in the
South Tea hc*lofl the reft of his company.the Eltzab.^\\ex\n lA.}Vinter was(which retur-
ned into England)& a Pinnflc whcrin were 7. men bcfidcs Pet. Carder the relater of thit
hiftory.This Pinneflebeing alone returned backe the Straits,& on the North fide ofthe
riuer of Plated, went on fhore into the wood to feek food^where jo.TaptHcs (hot at them
and wounded al.whcrof i.dicd foone after,4,taken,their pinnefle alfo being broken.on-
lyT.C<irc/(fr&W/.i'«>f/;frremained,whichliuedinan Hand 2.months,on3fruit fome-
what like orege$,&crabs without any freflj water:thc want wherof forced them to drink
their own vrin,faued in flicrds for thatpurpofe til! the next morning. Weary of this life
(which began to grow weary of them)they with a plank& certain boordsjmade fliift in
g.daies to fet thcmfelues ouer into the main 3 .leagues diftant,wherc meeting with frefli
water,this Pifch. was broken,& died within ha'f an hower of ouer eager drinking;C4r-
der encountered certain Sauages czWeiTappan i>ajfe,wh\ch led himawaydancing.ratling
tabering.They flept on bedsof white cottonnetting tied a.foot from the grGund,& a fire
on each fide, to preuent cold & wild bcafls:thc next day they marched 20. miles to their
towne, which was 4.fquare, with 4. houfes, cuery houfe being i. bovv-fliot in length,
made with fmal trees likearbours,thatched to the ground with palm-tree leaues hauing
nowindowesbut 3o.or4o.doresoneach fide thefquare. Theirchief Lord was named
C<»to», about 40. yeeresold, he had 9. wiues,thercrtbut one,ex:cptthe mofl valiant,
which were permitted 2. one for the boufe, another to go with hiin to the wars. In this
town were neere 4000 perfons. He found among them good entertainment for certain

They vfed to goe to the wars three or 400. in a company with bowcs and arro wcj, and
hauing oucrcome would bring home their captiues tied by tbe arme to fo many of their
mens armes,3l foone after would tic them to a poft,& with a club(after dancing & drin-
king) flit their heads. Their drinke is made of a root, chewed by women and (pit into a
troughjwhere it ftands 2. or ^.daieSjSt hath a yefl on it like ale,& then is turned into ear-
then iarSjWherwith they drinke themfclues drunke. After half a yeere hauing learned the
language, he wasrequefled to their warresagainft thcT^^w^w, & much bettered their
martiall skil,teashing them to make 100. targets of tree-barke,& 200. clubs, marking
their ownecorapany with red Bilfam (of this they haue red,whice,black, very odorifc-
rous)8i Co marched 700 together 5. daies to another 4.fquare town like (but Itffe then)
their owne. They knocked downe two hundered ;tooke20they broylcdiheircarkal-
fcs and afrer alfo the prifoners . How many men they kill, (o many holes they make in
their vifage, beginning at the nether lippe, and fo proceeding tothechceke, eye-
browei, and eares. Some Perr*!^<</f came to fearch for him, two of which and fome
Ncgros were taken and eaten . Hce obtayned leaue to goe to the Coaft , hauing foure
to prouide him victuals for nine or ten wcekes, and fo came to Bahu d.e todsslosfantos,
where hce yeelded bimff Ife to Aiichaellems a Portugal, and ariued in England in No-
Uembcr 1586. nine ycares after his fetting forth.


Chap. 4. AMERICA. The ninth ^ookc: 839

Mzilet ty^mhenjf Kniuet wasonc of Mafter CanJ'fhfs company in his vnfortunatc _^^, j.,,;,,^^
Voyage, 1591. who aftermuchmifcncfuftaincd in the Magellan Scrai:s, in their ic- Ui^'i^iantothe
turnc wasfetonfhoreatSaiiu J*^^/?"»»^. vvhercmanyorhiscompany died with ea- Loni timnec
ting a kinde of blackc venomous peafe. He faw there a great bcaft come out of the Ri.
ucr (a Crocodile or fome other monfter)hauing,on the back great icales,vg!y clawes,
and a long taile.which thruft out a tongue ' like a harping iron, but returned without " Some fav
harmc. He found a dead Whale, which with long lying was couered with mofic, on ^^n^'fi""^''*
which hee yet liued a fortnight. His company were knocked on the head with fire- |!!>'|"\^^,'whicK
brands, and he like to be eaten of the Sauagcs, but efcaped this and many other mife- others deny,
ricsjandwasfaued by the leUiits from being hanged by thePortugals.Wheic his ca-
lamities compelled him.which another Indian in like predicament offlauery,to cfcape
by fleeing, fwimming two miles ouer the fea: andfo they trauelled feiicn and thirtic
dayes through a defert.meecingby the way Lions, Leopards, huge Serpents, Some
Indians they law with feathers of diucrs colours, fixed on their bodies and heads with
cyle of Balfam, fecming as if they had becnc fo borne, not leaning a fpot bare but on
their lcgi;cs. Tbx Sauages fell their children to the Portugails fortoyes. Some of them
were fo haunted with a fpirit which they called Coropro(\\ke that which Lertm his Sa-
iiages called y^^^w/iwj that fomeof them died therewith in much amazement. Many ^igoM.
complained that they were poflefled with fpirits, which they called Anafa/jr, and com-
manded themfclues to be bound hand and foot with bo wftrings,dcfiring their friends
to beat them with cords,wherewith they hang their beds ; but moft died notwithHan-
ding. They haue wormes which crecpe into their fundaments which confume their
guts: for remedie whereof they takeflices of Limons and grecnepepper,and put ther-
in with fait water.

He in diucrs expeditions for war and Merchandize with thePortugalls,and efcapes
from them,trauelledthorow more ofthofeSauagcnations,then perhaps any other be-
fore or fince. Out of whofc obfcruacions bought at fo deare a rate,! haue heere muflc-
ledihefe many wilde people before thee,. with (iich rarities as he found amongft them
feuen and twentie, they inhabite from Baya to Rio Grande.

The Pff/^rfrf/ are not fo barbarous as many other, their bodies are carued with fine Pet'mrt:.
workes : in their lips is a hole made with a Roe-Buckcs home, which at mans eftatc
they cut bigger with a Cane, and weare therein a grcene (t ->ne ; otherwife they efteemc
a man no gallant, but a pefant. They haue no Religion : vfe polygamic, but the women
are tied to one husband, except he giue her publike leauc. When they goe to war, the
wiucs carry all the prouifion. That wifc^whom he giueth his hunted prey, is his bed-
fellow that night: and fhc goeth to the water,and wafhcth her felfc: after which flic li-
cth dovvne in the net,and commandeth all the refl to attend on her for that day.Wheii
they arcintraucll they goe to the doore, and being dcliuercd, the father lieth downe
andisvifited, asbefireisfaid. No Indian will kill any female creature whiles his wife
is with childe, thinking that would be the death of his chiide. They traiiell with great
ftorc of Tobacco, and haue continually a leafe thereof along the mouth betweene the
lip and tceth,therhcume runningout at thelip-hole.They warrc againft the Portugals
and all others,cating all,and take fo many new prifoners. They thinke mans
flefli makes them valiant. Their houfes are two hundred yards long without partition:
they hang their nets on beames: wafh euery morning both men,women, and children:
they part their grounds. They haue Serpents amongft them with bodies like trees,
whichllrikctwofinsout of their fore-quarters, that kill whatfoeuer: they call them
* laboya. They hauefourelcgsandataile(likean AligatororCrocodile) whichthey * Steinfra,
hide when they lie in the woods for their prey. They haue Munkiesasbigas a water-
dog, faced like a man, with long broad beards, which goe twentie togethet on a tree,
and one of them will al way vvalkc vp and downe with his hand on his beard, making a
oreat noife,the reft barkening ttill, an houres fpacc.

The yJ<f^r4;5i«/'*f arc betweene Fernambur and Baya: other Indians call them 7*4- jUaraquitei^

p9yes,ihsiX. is, wilde men, which name, all but thcfc,and the VaanafTcs, which arc like

them, account a difgrace. The men are of good ftature, the women very proper, and

fight with their bowcs as well as the men.They haue no d welling,RcIigion,nor friend.

^ Cccc fhip







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fignifieth long
Tobacco, as
he interprets.
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F erics.


fliip with any Nation : yci he left them in peace with the Portugals. They haue holes
intheirlippes, but carue not their bodies rvfe Polygamic; are fwift; neuercomc in-
to the field to fighr,but keepe in the mountaines : they eate mans flcfli without cere-

The Tep!maml;/iz,es inhabit from R.deS, Franc, to BajfA de todss Sa»[los,they are,
and fpeakc like the Pety wards,but the women are of better complexion. The men let
their beards grow long.

From Baya to Eleoos are the JVAymoores, men of great flaturc, and fwift as a horfe :
fiueorfixe of them will fet on aSugarhoufe with an hundred therein.! haue feenc one
(faith our Author) take a manaliue, and defend himfelfe with this his pnfoner, as it
were with a Target, They haue long haire ; are without Townei or houfes, and care
not where they come, prefuming of their fwiftncfle. They are grcedie man-eaters,
and are alwayes foulc with durt and duft, by lying on the ground and aflics.

IhzTomomymenesAvitWiX.SfiritoSanUo: hauefetledTownes, with great flones
fct about like pales, of a good height, and within walks of clay and ftone : they make
the fides of their houfes with loope-holes to flioote out at. They decke their bo-
dies with feathers, and paint themielues blacke and red. One of thefe tooke the Por-
tugal! Captaine, Martm de Sd, and in fpight of all his companie,carried him a Hones
caft, and threw him into a Riuer; but heewas refcuedby T'etummyen " another Sa-
uage. The Portugals tooke fixteene thoufand, flew the tenth part, and parted the reft,
deltroy iog the Countrey downe the Riuer Paracyua.

T\^c fVajta^Hiii^et dweW on the North and South fides of Cape Frio. They are of
greater flature then the Waymoores: wee tooke thitteene of them, and whiles wee
learched for more, they burnt their cords from their hands and flcdde. Their women
warrc with bowes and arrowcs. They lye on the gound hke Hogges, withafirein
middeft: hold no peace with any, buteatc all they can get. Hcere the mountaines
were full of Crablicc, which flicked fo faft on their skinnes, that they were fainc to
take drie ftraw to finge themfelucs.

t^b^.ufMga-retarrt wasCaptaineof akinde of Tamoyes, an hundred and twcn-
tie yeares old, which being taken, ranneamongfl the enemies, where being fhottein
one and twentie places he fell, then defired Baptifme, after which,within foure hourcs
he died : his haughtie courage could not brooke captiuitie.

The fVayanaps keepe at lU Grande : they are low, great bellied, cowards, not car-
ucdj glory not to eate mans flcfh: the women vgly with bigge bodies, but are well
faced, painted red with K>-«r«,which growes in a cod like abeane:thecrowncs of both
Sexes are iTiaucn like Friers, the reft of their haire long.

The Topitiat^aet haue their dwelling at Saint Vincents: are of good ftature and com-
plexion : the women painted with diuers colours : eate mans flcfli : adore nothing:
onely when they k' II a man, paint themfelucs with a fruit called Ianipano,and with fea-
thers on their heads, great ftones in their lips. Rattles in their hands, dance three dayes
together, drinking a filthy liquor, whereto they faid Tobacco made them frcfli. A-
niong them is great fto. e of Gold in many hills by the fea.

The Tertes dwell an hundred miles within Land, are low like the Wayanaflcs,
liue on Pine-nuts, and fmall Cocos as bigge as Apples, withfhells like Wall-nuts,
but harder; thevcall them Eyrires : they warre with none,eate not mans flefliifthey
haue other meate ; lye in nets of barke, haue no houfes but two or three boughes tied
together, coucred with Palme-leaues : for a knife or combe, they will glue fiuc or fix
gallons of Balfame-oyle.

The xjl^olopacjues inhabitc neere the Riuer Paradiua, are like Dutchmen in big-
nefle, fairc of complexion, bearded, ciuill, coucr their priuities : their Towncs cir-
cled with walles of earth and great logges ; haue a King called CMerohif^anu, which
hadthirteene wiues. They haue ftore of Gold which they efteeme not, nor vfe it but
to ty e on their fifhinglines : this is in the Riuer Para, fourefcore leagues beyong Pa-
raeyua. They take none but what the raync wafheth from the mountaines, which arc
of blacke earth without Trees. The women are goodly and fairc like Englifh wo-

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