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Natiuitie. They makemanylhyesbythe way , wherein they prefent this departed
foulc with fnch Gates, to hearten it againfi the bodies burning. They paint many pa-
pers, madcof the Barkes of Trees, withpidluresof Men, Women, Horfes, Camels,
Money and Rayment, which they burne together with the bodie, that the dead may
hauc to feruc him in the next World. And all this while of burning is the Mufickeof
the Citie pi efent, playing.

Chamul, the next Prouince, is Idolatrous, orHeatheriifli:for fo we diflinguifh them Id»hter!,how
from Saracens, Iewes,and Chriftians, which I would were not as guiltic of Idolatrie as v'ldcrflood in
theformer, info many their forbidden Rites, although thefe haue all; andthcother, "'* °° ^*
part of the Scriptures, whereof thofe Heathens and Idolaters are vtterly ignorant.
Hcrethcynotonelypermitjbut account itagreathonourto haue their wiues andfi-
flers at the pleafure of fuch flrangcrsas they entertain, themfelues departing the while,
and fufferingal! things to be at their gucftswil:forfo are their Idols fcrued, who there-
fore for this hofpitalitie(thcy thinke) willprofpcr all that they hauc.And when as 7V/?«-
gnCan forbadde them this beaftly praftifc, they abftained three yeercs; butthen
fent a picifull Embaflage to him, with requefi: , That they might continue their former
cuftomc, forfincc they left it, they could not thriue: who, oucrcome by their fond
importunitie, grauntedtheirrcquert ; which they with ioyacce,^ted , and doe ftilj
obfcrue.

InihefameProuince of TanguthisSuccuir, who'eMountaines are clothed with
Rhcubarbc, from whence it is by Merchants conueyed through the World. Campion
is the mother Citie of the Countiey, inhabited by Idolaters, with fome of the Arabi-
an and Chri(V'an Nations. The Chriftians had there, in the time of yJ/. Polo, three faire
Churches. Theldolatcrs had many Monaftcries , abounding with Idols of Wood,
Earth, and Stone,coucred withGold.and artificially made, fome great, tenjiepacesin
length lying along, with other little ones about them, which feemc as their Difciplcs,
to doe them reuerence. Their religious perfons Hue, in their opinion , more honcftly
then other Idolaters, although their honcftic is fuch^ as that they thitike it no finne to

lye



428 ' 0/ the Nations ■^hkhltuedf'Urc. Chap, 16

lye with a woman, which fliallfcekcitatthcirhands; butifthe man firft make louc,
it isfinfull. They haucalfo their Fafting-daycs, thrcc^fourc.orfiucin a moncth, ia
which they fhedde no bloud, nor eaceflefti. They haue many wines; of which, the
firft-marriedhath the firft place and preeminence. Heere Maycm /•<»«//« lined about
dyeare.
cRmuJius. Touching the Religion and Cuftomcs in Tanguth, the reports '= oCCaggi Memtt

in 7^4»?«/;«* (who of late yeares was in Campion) arc not much different. Hee faith,
That their Temples are made like the Chriftians, capable of foure or fine thoufand per- .
fons. In them are two Images of a man and woman, lying in length fortie foot all
of onePeece.orStone: For which vfe they haue Carts with fortie wheelcs, drawne
of fiue or fixe hundred Horfes and Mules, two or three moneths iourncy. They haue
alfo little Images, with fixe or feuen heads, and ten hands, holding in each of them fe-
uerall things, as a Serpent,Bird, Flower, &c. They haue Monafteries, wherein are men
of holy life, ncuercomming forth, but haue food carriedthem thither daily: Tlicir
gates arc walled vp; and there are infinite ofFricr-hke companions paffing to and
frointheCitie. When any of their kindred die, they mounie in white. They haue
Printing, not much vnlikc to that which is vfed in Europe ; and Artillerieon their
walles very thicke, as haue the Turkes. All the Catayans and Idolaters are forbidden
to depart out of their natiuecountrey. They haue three Sciences, ^^/w«i», L/«*/4, and
.yjw/rf.thefirftjAlchymie; the fecond, to make enamoured ; the third, lugling.oj
Magicke.

Succuir alfo is.according to his report, great and faire, beautified with many Tem-
ples. Their Rhcubarbe they would not bcftow the paines to gather, but for the Mer»
chantsjwhich from China,Perha,and other places fetch it from them at a cheape price.
Nor doe they in Tanguth vfe it for Phificke , as wee heere, but with other ingredients
make perfumes thereof for their Idols : and in fome places they burne it in ftead of o-
ther firing.and giue it their horfes to cat.They fet more price by an hearbc which they
call Mambrom r/»«,medicinable for the eyes.and another called ChtM Catai, growing
inCatayat Cacianfu,admirable againft very many difeafes, an ounce whereof they c-
fleeme as good as a fack of Rheubarbc ; whofe defcription you may fee at large,accor-
ding to the relation and piflurc of the faid (^hag£f,\n RamuftM : for (to adde that alfo)
they haue mahyPainters,and one Countrey inhabited onelyby them. Thefe Tangu-
thians are bearded as men in thefe parts.efpecially fome time of the ycare.
i n.Piul, North wards from Tanguth is the Plaine'^ of Bargu, in cuftomes and manners like to

the firft Tartars, confining with the Scythian Ocean, fourefcorc dayes iourney from
Ezina,in the North parts of Tanguth, and fituate vnder the North ftarre. Eaftward of
Tanguth (fomewhat inclining to the South) is theKingdomcof Erginul, addifted
likcwife to Ethnikc fuperftitions, wherein yet are fome , both Nc'ftorians and Mahu-
metans. Here are certaine wilde Bulls as bigge as Eicphants.with manes of \n hite and
fine haire,like filke ; of which/ome they tame, and betwixt them and their tame Kine!
Muske of a engender a race of ftrong and laborious Oxen. Here is found a bcaft alfo, as bigge as a
beaft. Goat,ot exquifite fhape, which euery full Moone hath an apoftcmation or fwelling vn-

der the bellif.which the Hunters (at that time chafing the faid beaft) doe cut off, and
drie againft the Sunne,and it proucth the beft Muske in the world.

The next Eafterly Countrey is Egrigaiajdolatrous, and hauing fome Chriftians of
the Scdl ofNinoriw. But Tenduc,next adioyning, was at that time gouerncd by King
Georgf,2. Chriftian and a Prieft of the pofteritie o{ Presbyter /«/?«,fubie(5l to the Grand
Caa. And the Grand Cans giue commonly their daughters in marriage to this genera-
tion and ftock of Presbyter fohn.The moft part ef the inhabitants arc Chrifiians.fome
Idolaters and Mahumetans being there alfo. Thercbe alfo that are called yir^»»»,de-
fcendedofEchnikesandMoores.thewileftandpropereftmen in thofc parts. All the
people from hence to Cathay, are Chriftian, Mahumetan, and Gentile, as themfelues
eH^.dcKahr. like beft. In Thebet,the next countrcy.the people in times paft (faith e^;/?.</f if»^r/»-
c.iS-O.^O'-cus ^«ij jbeftowed on their parents no other Sepulchre then their owne boweb.andyetin
(aithtnclamc. part retaineit.making fine cuppej of their deceafed parents skuls, that drinking outof
ihem in the middeft oftheir iolitie,they may not forget their progenitors. They haue

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portcth the

likccuifomein

Calicut,



much gold, buc hold it an high offence to imprifon it, as fomc do with vs, in Chcfls or
Treafuiic^ -, and therefore hauing fatisticd neccflitie, they lay vp the refl in the earth,
fearing otherwife to cftendCod. Cambalu is in thcNorthcaft parts of Cathay : and
foi tie miles Wcftward from hcnce(all which way is enriched with Palaccs,Vincyards,
and fruitfull Helds) isCouza, afaircCitic, and great , with manyIdolI-Mon=(ieries.
Here the way parteih.Ieading Wcftward into Cathay,and Southeaftward vnto Mangi,
or China. Tanifu and Cacianfu arc Prouinccs,which trend Weftward from hence, in-
habited wichidolatrousNations.and here anH there feme ofthc Arabian andChrifti-
an profeifion/uil ofCities. Cunchin and Sindinfii arc Echnikes ; as is Thebcth : where
theyhauc abrutiflicuftomc/ not to takea wife that is a Virgin; and therefore, when
Merchants pafle that way , the mothers offer vnto them their daughters, much itriuin<'
whichofthemmay bethemofteffc(Sluallbawdeto her childc. They taking to their
pleafure fuch as they like,gratific them with feme jewell , or other prefent , which on
her marr-iagc-day fhe wcareth,and flie which hath mofl: of fuch prefcnts, bringeth the
moft accepted dowric to her husband, as tcf^imonics of the great fauour of their Idol?.
ThisThcbeth contained fomctimes eight Kingdomes,with many Citics,but was now
dcfolatcdby theTartarians. There are great Necromancers, which by their infcrnall
skill caufc Th inders and Tcmpefts. They haue Doggcs as biggc as Afics, with which
they catch wilde Oxen and all forts of beafls.

Caindu is an HeathenifhNation.where in honour of their Idols^thcy proftitute
their wiuc$,fifters,and daughters, to the hift of Trauelleis ; which being entertained in
the houfcjthe good man departeth.and the woman fettech fomc token ouer the doore,
which there remaineth as long as this ftallion- ftrangetjfor a fignc to her husband, noc
to returne till the gueft be as well gone from her houfe, as honcftie from her heart, and
wit from his head. They make money of f3lt,as in Cathay of paper. In Caraian a!fo (a
Urge Prouincc adioyning) there are feme Chriftians and Saracens, but the moft Eth-
nikvs, which are not difcontcntcd, that other men fhould lie with their wiucs,if the
women be willing.

Caravan 15 oflikeirrcligionj their foulcs captiuatedttf the O/;;/^ Serpent, and their ^h f
bodies endangered to mightie hugebodies of g Scrpents,tcnne paces long, and tenne t{cltlzar>T^
fpannes thickc.which that Countrcy yceldeth. They kcepe in their dennes in the day,
and in the night prey vpon Lions, Wolucs, and other Beaft^, which when theyhauc
deuoured,they rcfort to iomc water to drinkc, and by'their weight leauc fo dcepe im- "
prclTioninthefarid, that hereby men knowing their haunt, doe vndcrfet this their
Trail: with fliarpc ftakes, headed with iron, couering the fame againe with fand ; by
this meanes preying on the f loylcr, and deuouting the deuourer ; cftceming nothing
morefauourie then the ^:(h, nor more iticdicinable then the gall of this Serpent,
More Serpentine then thisdet, was that cuftome which they vfed, when any proper
and petfonable Gentleman, of valorous fliiric, and goodly prefence, lodged in any
houfe amongft them : in the night they killed him.not tor the fpoylebut that his f ule,
furnifted with fuch partes ofbodie and minde , might remaine in that houfe. Much
hope of future happines to that houfe did they repofc in fo vnhappy attempts. But the
great C^w killed thisSerpent alfo , ouerthrowing this Cuftome in the conqueft of thac
Prouincc,

Cardandan confineth on the Wefterne limits of Carazen. They make blacke lifts
in their flefti, razing the skinnc, and put therein fome blacke tindure, which eucrrc-
mayneth^account'ngitagreatornamcnt.Whena woman isdcliueredofachild, the h Naked pride
man lyeth in, and kecpeth his bed, with vifitation of Goffips, the fpace of fortie dayes.
They worfhip the anciemcftperfon of the houfe, al'cribing to him all their good.' In
this Prouincc, and in Caindu,Vocian,and Iaci,they haue no Phificians, but when any
be ficke,they fend for their Witches or Sorcerers , and acquaint them with their maia-
dic. They caufe Minftrels to play while they dance and fing, in honour of their Idols,
not ceafing till the Diuell entereth into one of them.of whom thofe Sorcerers demand
the caufc 'ofthe parties fickenclTe, and meanes ofiecoueric. The Dcmoniake anfwc-
rcth,for fomc offence to fach or iuch a God. They pray that God of pardon, vowing i Infernal'
that when he u whole, he fhali offer him a facrificc of his ownc bloud. If the Diuell I'li/iirkc,

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Of the Nations -^h kh lined, ^c. Ch a p .i6



fee him vnlikely to recoucr, he anfwereth, that his offences are fo grieuous, that no fa-
crifice can expiate : but if there be hkely-hood of recoutrie hee cnioyncth them a fa-
crifice of fo many Rammes with blacke heads, to be offered by thefc Sorcerers.aiTem-
bled together with their wiues, and then will that god be reconciled. This is prcfcnily
doneby thekinfmenof thcficke, the flieepe killed, their bloud hurled vptovvardes
Heauen . The Sorcerers and Sorccreflcs make great lights , and incenfe all this vifitcd
houfc, making a fmokc of Lig»Mm Aloes , and cafling into the aire the water wherein
the facrificed flcfh was fodden, with (ome fpiced drinkes, laughing, finging.dauncing
in honour of that God. After all this reuel-rout they dcmaundagainc of the 2) inwo-
w»4;^f ,if the God be appeafednffo ,they fall to thofe fpiced drinkes and facrificed flefli
with great mirth , and being well apayed, returnc home ; if not , they ( at his bidding)
renue their fuperHition , afcribing the recouerie ( if it happen ) to that Idoll ; and if he
dieth noiwithftanding , they fhift it off to the want of ther full due, fleecing, or ta(ting
the fame before, to the Idols defrauding. Thus they doe in all Catay and Mangi.
Thus much out of the large Reports oiPaptlns that renowned Venetian * to whom
ourRelationsarefomuch indebted.

RnbrUqHtHs tellcth the like oiCaiUr and Caracoriim,vj\\tic he had been in thcfeCa-
tayan Prouinccs, concerning their Chrijtepher or Giant-like Idols, and Idoll Tcmplci:
in one of which he faw a man, with a crolfe drawnc with inke on his hand , who fce-
med by his anfweres to be a Chriftian; with Images like to that oiS. Michael, & other
Saints. They haue zSc&. called i>«^«r«,whofc'' Priefts areyZj^xrw^and clad in Saffron-
coloured garments, vnmaried, an hundred or two hundred in a Cloy fler. On their ho-
ly-dayes they place in their Temples two long formes ,onc ouer againft anothcr,where«
on they fit with Bookes in their hands,tcading foftly to thcmfelues.Nor could our Au.
thor(entringamongftthcm)by any mcanesbreake this their filence;Thcyhaue,where-
foeuer they goe, a itring about them full of nut-fliels, like the Popifli bead-rols; al-
way they are vtteringthefe wordes, Ou mum haBa»i,God thou knoweft , cxpcding
fo many rcwardes, as they make fuch memorials of God. They haue a Church yard, &
a. Church-porch, with a long pole on it (as it were a rteeple) adioyning to their Tem-
ples. In thofe porches they vfeto fit and confcrre. They wcaiecertaineornarriCntsof
paper on their heads. Their writing is downcwards, and fo from the left hand to the
right; which the Tartars receiued from them. They vfcMagicallCharadcrs, hanging
their Temples full of them. They burnc their dead, and lay vp the afhes in the top of»
Pjramis. They belceue there is one God, that ifef is a Sptrtt:a.ad their Images they make
Hot to rcprefent God, but in memoriall of the rich after their death , as they profefTcd
to Ruhr ui^aiui. The Priefts (befides their Saffron-iackcts buttoned clofc before) weare
on their left flioulder a cloake defcending before and bchindc vnder their right arine,
like to a Deacon carrying the Houfelboxe in Lent. They worfhip towards the North,
clapping their hands together, and proftrating themfclues on their knees vpon the
Earth , holding alfo their foreheads in their hands. They extend their Temples
Eafl and 'Weft in length ; vpon the North hdc they build ( as it were ) »
Vcffric ; on the South, a Porch, The doores of their Temples are alwayes
opened to the South. A certainc Ncftorian Prief^ told him of fo huge an IdoU,
that it might be feene two dayes before a man came at it. Within ttie Quier , which is
on the North fide of the Temple, they place a chefl long and broad, like a table , and
behind that cheft ftand« their principall Idoll, towards the South : round about which
they place the other leffe Idols rand vpon that chefl they fct candles and oblations'.
They haue great Bels like vnto ours. The Ncf^orians of thofe parts , pray with handes
difplayed before their breafis,fo to differ from that lugKnan Rite of ioyning handes in
prayer. Thus hxW.de %ubrnc^Hu, who was there ^». 1 25 3 . In Thebet (faith Odoricui)
icfideth the jibafi, or Pope of the Idolaters , diflributing Religjcus preferments to
thofe EaUernc Idolaters, as the Roman Pope doth in the Weft,



aOfhim,his
wealth and fa-
mily lecSJ-
ir«/prcface :
hisPallace is
yet in Venice,
nowdeuidcd
into 70. dwel-
lings, i^licfe.
Locli faw both
it & his Uafp*
mundi mentio-
ned by RtmuC.
and bis Sepul-
chre.

b Hypocritical
ihauclings.



Chap.



C H A p.ly- ASIA. The fourth <Booke:



4^»




DJletike'c.io,



b W.Purfg'out.



Chat. XVII.

of ether 2^rtherne people adiojning to the Tartars^
and their Religions.

t^^dS^^^HE Pcrmians and Samoits that lie from RufTia North and Northeaft,
are thought to hane taken their beginning from the Tartar kindc,
whom they fomewhat rcfemble in countenance. The Permians are
fubie^t to the H^jfexMy line by hunting and trading with their hirres,
as doe the Samoy ts, which dwell more toward the North Sea.Thc Sa*
moyt, or Samocdjiath his name as the Rn^e faith,of eating himrelfe;as
if they had fometime bcene Canibals : and at this time they wilL eat raw flefh , what-
focucr It be,euenthevcry carrion thatlyethinthcditch. They fay themfclues , that
they were called Samoie, that \s,ofthemjelues, as if they were Indigent, there hred^^ud
not tranfplantcd from any other people. I talked (faith our Author) with certaineof
them, and findc that they acknowledge one God, but reprcfent him by fuch things as
they haue mod vfe and good by: and therefore ihcy worfhip the Sunne, the 011en,and
the Lofy and fuch like.

ThcPermacks, ^ andScbyrians arc of the ^«^ Religion. The Yougorians arc
clothed after the Permackfafhion, but worfhip Images as doc theSalmoeds. TheTm-
oofeys a people farre more Eafterly,aie faid to worfhippc the Sunne and Moone.Thcy
wcare their apparrell, all of Deerc-skinncs, made clofcrtothcm then theSamoeds,
beingalfoatallerpeople.Beyond <: the Tingofcys Hue the Boulartiees: beyond them cS/.'/7?A trauels
theSeelahee. Beyond the RiuerYenifey the Imb'aki and Oftaki a kind ofTartars.Be- "^,"'^'''-''^''^
yondthcTingofeysisaRiuercalledGeta. Thisfpacc.exteadingEartward from Ob, oljci^^lT^u
a^wj/ffwasaSummerintrauclling, andhued there6 yearcs. Oneeko another Ruffs HcfJli.Gcr'arS.
was firftoccafion of fubduing the Samoycds to the "^wj^^w Dominion in the Raigne
c'i'Pheodor iHanoTftch, He fending his Sonncs into the Samocds Countric, found chat
about thcRiuerOb they were gouerned by the ancicnteft,had no Cities,liued n herds
or companies, eate the beafts they tookc, knew not cornc nor bread , w ere good Ar-
chers, (iiarpning their Arrowes with fi(h bones and (tones : fcwed Furres with bones
andfinewesfor their clothing, which they ware inward in Winter, outward in Sum-
mer, couercd their houfes with Elkcs-skinnes : He grew fich by trading with them for
Furres. The yi/«/f«»'/*fentthitherMefrengers gallantly attired, which cafily obtained
UauetoereftCaftlesneercOb.to which hec fent condemned pcrfons, and brought
it into the forme of a petticKmgdomc, ^♦r« the next Emperour built Toomaaoo.
leagues vp the Riuer Ob, and many other Townes on both fides the Riuer , the which
were peopled with Samocds, Tartars, and Ruffes. Itis tenweekestraucll from Ob to
theTingofeys through the deferts. They liue in hordsj haue deformed fwellings vnder
thethroat.ThefctrauellingtaftwardpaffcdaRiucr which they called ^ Pifida, and J The;?«j77f cal
heard the found of brazen Bels : which ifit be fo, is argumenrof fome more ciuil peo- " g^eat Ob.
pie eithet of Cathay orthe parts adioyning. The Cathayans are faid to trade teSer- ^^ ^.
golt : From the mouth of Pechora to Ob is tennc dayes lay ling, Ob and Tenifey runne ^ J ^aeXr*
North and South. The Samocds report that in Icnefey are great veffels drawnc with
ropes.

In the yeerc one thoufand fixe hundred eleuen lefoi LoganZl. IV. PurfgloHeSiWd to
Pechora,wherc they anchored luiy the tenth, and on the hxteenth came to Puftozcra:
where Matter Lo^<»» wintered , but rwr/^/owtrauclled from thence by I andtoCol-
mogro.The nine and twentieth of Noucmber he departed with Ruffes and Permacks,
forSlebotcain aflcddedrawnewith twoDcare : in their Atgcfliey (fo they call their
whole company)were two hundred and ten (leds: and they had aboue hiie hundred for
changewhcn the other were weary. Thclekept company till the fourth of Decem-
ber,and then in companie of foure (leddes and a Samoed for a guide, hee left the laden
{leddes,and wentinpoft forSlobotca, where hec arriued ther,:;ieth day at night:
andthcncctraucllcddayand night to Colmogro , where hec arriued thctwehhbe-

Pp ing



Whoie Mappe
makes ihefe
things more
plaine.



4^2 Of other Kortherne people adiOjntn^ to the Tartars. C H a p. 17



ing 2 50. verfts or Rufle mylc-s, fomewhat fliorterthcn ours. He returned againe with

abetter paflagc to Pechora, by rcafon of much fnow fainc in the meane while and fro.

zenjpaffing oucr the mountaines which are not high, but a Champaine Countrie. Hec

left the companie the fifth oilanuAry. and in fortie houres continiiall pod , pafied (by

AZkUTiAba. report) three hundred and fiftieverfts. About the mouth of the RiucrO^,* isfiidto

Ortel. be an ancient Idoll, in forme of an old woman, holding in each arme a childe , andi

Q.B,B. third a: her feet, called by her vvorfhippcrs (the i«_5r/,OW<j> - 4wj ana Condor ani) ZUtt

Baira, that is, the golden olde wife, to which they offer precious Furres, and facrifice

Harts, befoiearing the mouth and eyes of the Idoll with the bloiid.Irt the time of their

facrificing, thePricftdemandsof the Idoll touching things to come, and fometime

h'D.VUubtY rcceiueihanfwcrc. D.F/ffcW '' found this to be a very fable Only (faith he) in the

Ve[c.0fR.c.io. ProuinceofO^isrw, on the Sea-fide neere the mouth ot Ol>, there is aRocke, which

naturally (being fomewhat helped by imagination)fccmcs to bcare the fliape of a rag*

gedwomanwithachildciriherarmcs (astheRockeby theNorth Cape , theflaaps

ofa Frier) where the Obdorian Sameites yftiorei'orx., by rcafon of the conimoditic

ofthe place for fifhing: and there fometimesprailifc their Sorceries , and ominous

coniefturings about the good or bad fucccflc of their Journeys, fifhingSjhuntingsand

fuchlike.

The Samoits or Samoycds arc clad from head to foot in Decres-skinncs or in Seals,
skinnes with the hairy fide outwards dovvne as low as the knees with their breeches
and netherflockcof the fa.ne^ both riien and women. They arc all blacke haired, na«
turally beardlefTc. And therefore the men are hardly difcerned from tlic womcn^
but by the lockes which the women weare downe their cares. They liue a wilde
and fauage life rouing from one place to another, without anypropcrtie ofHoufeot
Land. Their leader in euery company is their /'^/>4 or Prieft.

The Samoyeds are Idolaters and Witches, obferuing Deuillifh Supcrftitions, as wh-f
ncfTeth Rich, fohnfon, who on the fifth o{Ia»tiarr,in the ycerc a thoufand fiue hundred
e R. lohnfan, a- f^f^jg (^ ug,-, fa^v amongft them, as « followeth. The Samcyeds about the bankes of Pe-
fudHAk-^oA. j-fiQjg^ a^g jj^ fubic(5lion to the Mufcouitc , and when they will rcmoue from oneplace
to another, then they will make Sacrifices, in manner following. Euery kindred doth
Sacrifice in their owne tent, and he that is moft Ancient, is their Priett, Andfirftthc
Prieft doth begin to play vpon a thing like a great Siue , with a skinne on the one end
likeaDrumme; hisDrummc-fticke isaboutafpanlong, and one end is round likei
balljcouercd with the skin of an Hart. :.

AlfofhePrieft hath as it were a white garland on his head, and his face is couerei
with a pcecc ofa fhirtofmale, with many final! ribbes , and teeth of fidies andwiWe
beafts hanging theron. Then he fingeth.as we vfc here in England to hollow, whoope
orfhout atHoundCs, and the reft ofthe companie anfwerc him with this Outcs/g^<<,
/^^<?,/g/?<i,fo which the Pricrt with his voice replieth . And they anfwcre him with .
the felfc-famcwordeSjfo many times, till in the end, hec become, asitwerc.maddsi
falling down as he were dcad.hauing nothing on him but a fliirt,3nd lying on hisbacL
I perceiued him yet to breath, and asked why helayfo:thcyanfvvered, Now dothour
God tell him what we fhall doe, and whither wc fliall goe. And when hee hacj'lic" Ail'
a little while, they cried thus three times together, Oghao, Oghao, Oghao , and as they
vfc thefc three cals he ryfeth with his headjand lycth downe againcjand thenheroicvp
and fang with like voyces as he did before,with the like iniwttejgha.lghxjgha.jhzn
he commanded them to kill fiue Oilcns, or great Deere, and continued fingingftill,
both he and they as before. Then hee tooke a fword of a Cubite and a fpanne long (t
didmcteitmyfelfe) and putitinto his belly halfeway, and fometime Icfle, butno



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