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ny times they fet themfclues nakedin the heate of the Sunne : notwithftanding that
himfelfe, with fuch dlre6t beames, together with his fric (whole armi es of Gnats) doc
their vtmoR malice on them. They rife at mid-night to pray vnto their Idols, which
they doe in Quires,as the Friers doc. They may not buy, iell.ortakcanyRentSjWhich,
if they fliould doc, would bring on them the imputation of Heretikes. Some Mer-
chants of Siam being at Canton, and hearing that Frier ^<«m«/f«-«ao andhiscom-
panionSjWere there imprifoncd, for entering that ChinianKingdome without licence,
they vilitcd them, and feeing their poore Friers weeds, they, befides other almcs,ofFc-
red to pay their ranfomc, if rrioney would doe it.

TheSiamites ^ commonly hold, that God created all things,rewardeth the good, h G. Bot.teni
puni(heth the bad: That man hath two Spirits; one good, to keepe; andthcothere- ''^-i.fart.j.
uill, to tempt, continually attendinghim' They build many and faire Temples, and
place in them many Images of Saints, which fometime lined vertuoufly, and now
arcinHeauen. They haue one Statue fiftiepaces long, whichis facrcdtothe Father
of men. For they thinkcthat hec was fent from aboue, and that of him were borne
fcertaine perfons that fiiffered Marty rdome for the loue of God. Their Priefts arc clo-
thed in yellow long garments. ( This colour is cfteemed holy: and eucry yellow thing,
for the refcmblance which it hath with Gold, and with the Sunne, is hallowed to
God.) Belideuhat whichis before faid of their ftridi orders, they may notnourifh
Hennes, becaufe of their female Scxc. To drinkeWinc, is pun'.flied intheirPriefts
withftoning. They haue many FaRsin theycare, but one cfpecially, in which the
people frequent the Temples and their Sermons. They haue their canonical! hourcs
by day and night for their holy things. They hold, that the World fhall laf^ eight
thoufand yeares , whereof fixe thoufand are paffed , and then it fhall bee conllimed
with fire: at winch time fliall bee opened in Heauenfeuen eyes of the Sunne, which
(hall drie vp the Water^and burnc vp the Earth.In the afhes (hall rcmaine two Eggcs,
whence {hall come forth one man and one woman, which fliall renew the Woild,
But there {hall bee no more Salt, but frcfh Riuers and Lakes, which fliali caufe the

R r 3 Earth,"



4^0 Of the Indian Troumces next adioynm^ to China' Chap,



2.



Earth/vithout mans labouMo abound inplcnticofgood things. TheSiamitcsarethe
finke of the Eaficrnc Superttitions, which they deriuc to many Nations,
a G,deCra\. Gffpar de Cruz, a tc(iifieth that the Bramcnes in Siam are Witches, and arc the
Kings principall feruants. They worfhip one god called ProbAr Mi fur, which ((ay
they) made Heaucn and Earth: and another called Tralecujfur, who obtained of i
third,named Praijfur, that power vnto Prol?ar Mifitr. A'nother they call Prtfput Pra.
fur Aletrie. He thinkcth the third part of the Land to be Priefts or Religious perfons
Thefe Religious are proud, the inferiour worfhipping their fuperioursasgods with
prayer and proftrating. They are rcuerenced much of the people, none daring to con-
tradi£t them : fo that when our Frier Cjafpar preached,ifone of thofe Religious came
and faid, this is good, but ours is better, a!l his auditors would forfake him. They
number, in their opinion, feuen and twcntie heaucns, holding that fome of thetn are
( like Mahomets Paradife ) fraught with faire women, with meates alfo and drinkes*
and that all liuing things which haue foules go thither, euen Fleas and Lice. And thcfe
loufieheauensarc allotted to all fecular perfons which entcrnot into their rule, and
habit of Religion. They haue higher heauens for their Priefts which liue in wilder-
neflcs, afcribmgonely this fehcitietothem, thereto fit and refrefh them 'elues with
vvinde. And according to the higher merits they aflignc other higher heauens atnon"
their gods, which haue round bodies likcbowles, and fo haue thcfe that goc thither"
They hold alfo that there are thirteene Hells, according to the differing demerits rf
mensfinncs.

Of their Religious men, fome arc fupreme and fit aboucthcKing, called Mafa».
chitches: a fecond Order they entitle Nafcendeches, which fit withthe Kin*', and ate
as Bifhops : a third and lower ranke fit beneath the King, named ^///7>i/,which areas
Priefls, and haue the CA.?fi«x.« and 5'rf*f/, two inferiour degrees, vnder them: allre-
uerenced according to theirplace. Except the Priefts and Religious, all are flauesto
the King, and when they die, their whole ftatc deuoiucth to him, how hardly focuet
the wife and children fhift.- which was caufed th-rough 2 rebellion againft the biothcr
of the King, which then raigned when the Frier writ this.

The Inhabitants of this Kingdomc are much giuen topleafureand riot .-theyre.
fufethe vfcof ManuallArts,but addidthcmfeluestoHusbandrie. They hauc^'pub- '
like Schoolcs.wherc they teach Law.cs and Religion in the vulgar Languaoe: other
Sciences they learnc in a morcjearned Tongue. They worfliip innumerable Idol5,but
cfpecially the foure Elements; according to which his Seft, each man makcth choife
ofhisburiall. They which worfhipped the Earth,are therein buried .-the Fire burncth
the dead carkafles of them whicbobferued it : in the Ayrc arc hanged (to feaft theairy.
winged peop'e with their flcfh) thofe which adored the Ayre, being aliuc. The wa.
terdrowncth thofe which had aliue beene drowned \n\.\\itjyatcrie ReligioM. Euery
King, at his firfl entrance to the Crowne, eredeth a Temple, which he adorneth with
high Steeples, and innumerable Idols. In the Citic of Socotay is one of mettall/ourc
fcore fpannes high.

The Kingdomc of Siam comprehendeth that j4Mrea Regio o(Ptokn3ej,hy /trrianm
in his Perip/w ( the Mappe whereof 0«r//«^ fet forth 1 597) called tyiureAContwemi
nigh to which is placed that t/1nrea CherjenefM, then (it Icemeth) by a necke of land
ioyned to the continent; fince <= fuppofed to bee by force of thefeafeparatcdfrotn
the fame, and to be the fame which is now called Sumatra : which TremelL-tu and In-
nius iudge to be Salomons Ophir.The Land trendcth long and narrow, and containeth
fiue hundred leagues ofSca-coaftjCompafllng from Chaupa to Tauay.But of ihisfpace
the Arabians.orMoores.hauevfurped two hundrcd,with the Towns ofPatanCjPaam,
• lor.and Malacc3,now in poft'cfTioa ofthe Portiigalsiand the Kingdoms of Au3jChen-
cran,Caipumo,& Brema,haue fliarcd alfo therin.Odia'l is the chiefc City therof.con-
taining four hundred thoufand houfholds,& ferueth the King with fif:y thoufand fcul-
diers:& to the riuerCapiumo(on which it ftandcth)belong two hundred thoi^fandref-
fcls. This King hath nincKingdomcs liibicc^t to him, and thirtic thoufand Elephants,
whereofthree thoufand arc trained to the warres. His Nobles hold their Lands in a
kindeofA'»;^^fj-5<rw/cf,liketheTurkJlh 7V»/j;v(yet onely for terme of life) and

wichoiic



b Miginui.
C. Bet. Ben.



c Treatifeof
the Circumfc-
rtnce of the
Earth.



d loin. Bar.



Chap. 2. ASIA. Thefift'Booke: ^6i



without the Kings pay fcruc him, whenfoeuer he appointcth, with twentic thoufand
borfCjand two hundred and fifticthoufand footc. The countrey is compaflcd with
the high hills of langoraa, Brema, or Bram3,and Av3,and is it fclfc plaine, in fituation
and fertiiitie (caufed by inundation) like to Egypt. The Lai are tributaries to Siam,
for fcare of the Gueoni.Caniballs and Man-caters lining in the mountaincs adiaccnt;
.againft whom the Siamite dcfendcth them, and inuaded thofe Giieoni one time with
twentic thoufand horfcjtwo hundred and fifiic thoufand foot-men, and ten thoufand
Elcphants/orcarriagcsandwarre. C^y^rFriTiaf^/i^if'reportcth.Thatintheyearc 15(57. , .,
thcKingofPcgubefieged the King ofSiam, inhischiefcCitie, withan Armieof one " '

jnillion and foure hundred thoufand men.and lay before it one and twentic moneths
and had fiue hundred thoufand frcfh fouldiers fent him in fupply, and yet had not pre-
uailcd, if treafon had not more furthered his de/ignes then force. The gates were one
night fet open* nd the Pcguans cntred ; which when the Siamite perceiued.hepoyfo-
nedhimlclfe.lcauinghis children and Kingdome a prey to the Conquerer:whofc tri-
umphal! renmu-,Fredfrick.e (then in Pegu) beheld. Since that time the Kings ofSiam
haue beenc tributaries to Pegu.

After this Pegu 'n had raignedfeuen and thirticyeares.he left his Kingdomcs, but /^/jvpois
not his fortunes, to his fonne : who taking difpleafurc againft the Siamite, his vafiall, " '
fcntforhim tocomctohim, whichhcrefufed. And thereupon hce entered into his
Countrey with nine hundred thoufand men, and bcficged him ifl his chiefcCitie:
which he ,f<"eking politicke dcl3yes,made fembiance ftill to deliuer , vntill in the third
moncth after (wiiich was March) the Riuer ouerflowed the countrey fixe fcore miles
about,aftcr his yearly cuftome,and partly drow ned, partly committed to the Siamitcs
(attending in boats for thi*bootie)to be flaughtercd,that huge Army;of w hich,fcarcc
ihrecfcore and ten thoufand returned toMartavan, and thofe without Elephants and
Horfes. And \\ hen the King of Pegu proceeded in his attempts with like fucceflcjthe
Siamite, at laft bcfiegcd himinPegu,hisroyallCitiCjy4»». 1 596. But hearing a rumor
ofthe Portugal comming to helpe him, he raifed his fiege. Thefe arc the reports of
Francrfeiu Fernandes , a leluite. Ofthe Peguanwcefliallfpeakc more in the next
Chapter.

Malacca isnowfubiefltothePortugals, conquered by Alfhonfta A\hue]uerke.,oi
></i».ff/;fr,as ,K'.i5'»«^««f/' in his Epiflle to Pope L#<?j( wherein he relateth the whole "Sectli h fc
expedition and exploit) calleth him : they haue there their B.fliop, and a Coliedgc of called. Ve««j
lefuitcs befides the Caff !e. Itfomctime waxfubied^to Siam, from whom it rebelled, Oibu.
after that Merchandize had made them rich. The ayre is here very vnwholfomc ; their
fpccch a deuilcd language ofthe firft founders (for it is not long fince it was but a
few Fifhers cottages :) their Religion is Mahunictanjas a great part ofthe Coaftherc-
aboutis. ./i/4gr»>*^ calleth it the Centre ofthe Eaflerne Tiafificke. They are '"proudc . _,
ofthat their language ;wherem they dcuife many Sonnets and amorous Pocfics. The ^f',t!b "
.^(»/rf^WjOr Countrey-people,goenakcd,with a cloth about their middle, and a little
loll of cloth about their heads. I-o«/o«/fo,gdrf/;f»z4(who was there before the Portu-

falskncwit) fuppofcd, that here arriued morcfhips then inanyCitie in the world.
he Riuer Gaza,ncerc thereunto is more after his reckoning.then ffteene miles oucr.
Thcpeople in the countrey (which compaflcth about two hundred and threcfcore
miles) ledge in trees, for fcare of Tygres. hhtii\\zi" ^Ifhonfm j^lhucjuetquehiA ^ Joan Bar 1 9
conquered MalacGa,thc Moores.difpofrcffed there, feated thcmlclues in diuers places
along theCoaft,and fome ofthcm vfurped the title of Kings.

Patane" is a Citiebctweene Malacca and Siam, chicfe ofthat Kingdome, whereto ^ G /I th
itgiueth name. in the height of feuen degrees. The huildngs are of Wood and Reed, Dant'iJc.Hift,
butartificially wrought. TheMefquit (for many of them are Mahumetanes) is o( md Orieat,
brickc. The Chinois are more then the natiue Inhabitants. They are ofanAfii-co- P^g-iiS-
lour. TheyTfePthreelanguages;theMalayan(whichto them isnaturall) theSian, T/aukiace^
andChinan. Thefirftiswrittenhke theHcbrew,fromthcright hand; thefccond.like Ntccu.'
the Latincfrom the lefc,and almoft in like Char3»?icrs ; the third, from the tight to the
left.withadefcentfrom thetopto thebottome. The Chinois haue idolatrous Tem-
ples,and fo haue the Sians,whcrcin are many golden flatuesj the Pricfts which attend
• them



^6z Of the Indian Tromnces next adiojjnin^ to Qh'tna. C n a p .2,

them arc clothed in yellow. They hauc facrcd youthes which are their Oracles. The
people when they enquire of them, (it a conucnienc diftance from the Images,and ob-
ferue the young mans geftures (who with his haire diflicuellcd lyeth profirate before

the rdoll)iinging and playing on Inftrumems.vntill he arifc,andftandcthvp.For then,
aspoffcffcd of the Diuell,he runneth vp and downe with a terrible countenance and
maketh a ffirre, as if he would kill himfelfe,& them that Itand by, with a fvvord which
he hath in his hand. Then the people proftrating themfelues, rcqiicft him to declare
theDiuclsOraclc,andhcanfwerethas pleafcthhim; his lies bemg accountedOra.
cles. Adulterieisherea capitalloftencc, thefather ofthe malefafiorbcinc the Exc.
cutionerjor his next kinfman,if he be dead : yet is this vice common (notwi'thftanding
thisrigor) byreafonofthcwomensvnbiidledluft.

The Kingdome was goucrned many years by a Quecne.who gaue pood entertain-
ment to the Hollanders, lames Neccij in^\\\s{c\\o\'VQS,anm i 602. a/ter their dowble
misfortune and madnc{le,whi(.h had befalne them, the one in ie(t,thc other in carneft-
tliis at Macao in Chma,w here they werc,and knew it not, and fetting twcntie men on '
<\ TheHollan- q (horc, neucr faw them againe^but heard , that the Portugals had caufcd fiftceneof
icn & wom"^ '^^'" '° ^^ hanged : the other at Auarella Falca, inn. degrees ~. where they found
otChinain the Tra6l of Carts, and footings of beafts, but could not fee a man, nor fhoot a bcaft.
thcit Boats They ghclTed that the people liued as the Tartars.wandri ng in Carts and Tcnts.with.
wbichwere out any ledcd dwt^lling. The place was by them called 5'ef;<;r«)'w,byreafon that ir.a.
Finieis^ami jiy of their companic had lolhhc vfc of realon, and became madde with eating a ccr-
hut^aw'^notT' "'"*^ ^'^"'^'^ '"^"^^ growing like to Plummes.with a tender flone, which conciiiucdtill
Portugall, nor ^^^^ ^^'^ ^^?^- Had they knownc then the eafinefle ofthe cure , it had beene better
could procure then any Comedie to hauc tickled their Splenc,& prouokcd f laughtcr.to fee one fi«h.
any of the o- ting againtt the encmies,which aflaultcd him at his Cabbin; toheare another with pi-
ther,atany teous fhrikes crie out on the multitude olDiuelsand Hobgoblins, which affrichtcd
Iiuer them a ""^ * ^ ^""''^ ^^" (trange fights.and cries out, the,Ship is full ot fhangers : and whiles
letter on fliore one,in more plealing uiftradion.enioyeth (and ioyeth in that dilkaitcdplealute) the
After 1 603. the fight of God and his Angels, another (tra.nfported by this humoured C^<iro»j with
Hollanders dreadfull and gafHy lookes, trembles at his fuppofed fights ofthe Diuell, and hisheU
fti° ofth ^''^ aflbciats. It were a madncfle to relate how exceedingly this their madnefle was

Pptiugalsac tliu'^rfihcd, and how many Ads this Tragicall Comedie had, till fleepe had difpetftd
Macaojladen thofe fumes.wherewith that fruit had diHracftcd their braines.From thence (as is laid)
forlapan. they came to Patane, where the Queenc cntcitajnedthcrh in good foit, and to their
corntliieyena. contentment.

rnadndr" of ^^ ^^^ difference oftheir writing.in fuch necrencflc of dwelling, is very much, fo

Eueryone ia his "olcflc is found in their Religions. The Pataneans arc Mahumetans. The Cliinoil
humr. and Siamitcs are Ethnikcs.in that diuerfitie ofRites which you hane heard.Whilcsthe

Hollanders were there, one of thofe youths, inthatPropheticall diflra6lion bctbrc-
mcntionedjWarned them to depart from thence; for a great fire would otherwifc con-
fume them : wherupon many forlboke their habitation.and yet no fire happened.Thty
alfo faw the execution oftheir ieuere law againft Aduherie.on two noble Perfonages,
whole lewd fafniliarity being detc6led,fhc chofe to be firangled,and he to be fhbbcd
(the la w permitting them t heir choyfe of the kindes of death; which by the fathers of
the parties was executed on them. In fingle perfons it is accounted no crime. And if»
forreine Merchant come to trade thcre,theyvfe toaskehimifheneedenota womani
yea,many young women offer their feruice: and the price and time being agreed on,
fhe whom hcpleafeth to chufe,goeth with him to his houfe,and in the day pcrformeth
theofficeofafcruant, in the night of a Concubine; but then neythcr of them may
feeke change of pleafuic,without great perill.

The Siaiiiites that liue here,weare two or three balls ofGolde or Siluer, as bigge as
aTcni;is-ball, in their yards,as wefhall after obferue in Pcgu.The Mahumetans wcarc
them not. The Quecne keepes her felfe dole at home among her women ; of which,
jome may not man ie (but yet may doe worfe) others may , hauing firft obtained the
Quceries licence. It is feldome that flie is feene ; yet Ibmctimes flie rideth on an Ele-
phant in Prcgrcfle/ot her recreation. And for Elephants, they hauc a deuife to take

them



Chap. 5- ASIA. Thefift 'Booke'.

them in this fort. Somcride into the fwoods onatamcElcphanr, and when theye-
fpic a wildc one, they prouokc him to fight. Whiles thcfe are faftcned in the encoun-
ter by the teeth or tuskcs,eachftriuing to oucrthrow the ocher, foine ccmcbehinde
the wildeElcph3nt,andfaftcn his hinder feete, and focyther kill him for his teeth, or
by famine tame him. «

Since this' timc,the Hollanders haue had much trading atPatane; and the Kinf^ of
Ior,moued with their good fuccefle againft the Portugals, ioyned bis Name to theirs,
to chafe them out of thofe parts. Yea,thcy hauebraucd the Portugals, eucn before
Goa.the feat oftheir Viceroy; and in Nouember, 1604. at Calecut" entered intofo-
lemne league with the Samaryn and the Hollanders,3gamH them : and the next ycare
they wonnc from the Portugals the Caftlet of Amboyne and Tidorc , not to mention
many other prizes taken from them by the Hollanders at fundrie times. In theyearc
l6o'),C»r)teliHS Matelittiwviiikax. to the Indies with twelue Ships ; and the next
yeare after P/ihIhs a Caerdin^-wkh twelue more. And A'fatelme '^b^Gcged Malaca in
the yeare 1 608. and on the feuentcenth of Auguft was a great fight by Sea,bctwixt the
Portugals and Hollanders. But in this attempt they had not fucccfTe anfwerable to
ihcir defire. He that will not onely reade,but in manner fce,the moft of thefc exploits
oftheHollanders.with other rarities of the Indies.may refortto Theodenck^Vind If-
TAtlde Brj,\\\\o haue in liuely ftampes expreffed thefe Nauigations, with the obferua-
lions of Z;»/^isff»,and others, ^d/^/ mentioneth an Hand on this coaft called Car-
nalcubar,the Inhabitants whereof go from one Hand to another ( as the Caribes were
wont) to hunt men for their cruell diet. For the moft part they Hue on fi(li,goe naked,
without law,and had almoft feized on him and his companie. Dauid Aitddleton ^ af-
firmeth the hkcofanother Hand called Seran, which ptouokcd by wrongs from the
PortugalSjCate all Chriflians they can get, rofiing them aliuc , without regard of any
ranfomc.



455



f See the next
Chapter of an-
other way to
take them.

t loHemanaut

Hift.Nau.ab

u Sttp.tbHa-

get.



X Corxel.Miti-

tiu.Nnuig.o-

yiig.Anijiddiim.

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I'miaui.

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age i6of. M.S,




C H A r. I I I.
of the Kittgdtme ofPegn , or Brama.

jFthcKingdomcBrema.otBrama.theCitieroyallisa Pegu, the Nati-
on where began the greatnefTe of the late Kings. Thefe Bramans in-
habited neerc the LakeChiamay, among v%hem the King ofPegu
had his Lieutenants or Viceroyes : one whereof (the Deputie of Tan-
gu) about threefcorc and tenne yearcs fince, rebelled againft him,and
furprifed theKmgdomes of Prom, Melintay, Calam, Bacam, Miran-
i\i, Aua , all peopled with the Braraans, trending Northwards a hundred andfiftic
leagues. He after attempted Siam with an Armic of three hundred thoufand, and
fpentthteemoncths in making way through the huge Woods and inacceflible Places,
but atchieued not his purpole. AfterhisretumeheafTailedPegu , and conquered it;
and then returned the fecond time i ^67.as in the former Chapter is mentioned. '' He
fubicfted to his Scignorie twelueKingdomes, which Feruandcs thus rchcarfeth ; The
Kingdomc ofCauelan,whcrc are the heft Rubies and Saphyres : fecondly.that of Aua,
the bowels wherof are filled with Mines of Copper,Lead,and Silucr : the third Bacan,
enriched with Mynes ofGoId :Tungran,thefourth,aboundeth with t Lac and Lead :
fuch is Prom,the fifth : the fixth is Iangoma,ftored with Coppcr,Muske,Pcpper,Silke,
SiIuer,Gold : Lauran, the feuenth,hadB*w;w enough to lade fliippes: the eight and
ninth are the Kingdomes of Trucon,Staplcs of China-rnerchandizc .- the tenth and e-
leuenth arc the Diademes of Cublan,bctweene Aua and China, powdred with preci-
ous ftones : Siam,w hence we laft camc,is the laft of the twelue ; in the inuafion wherof
hcarmed a million and threcfcore thoufand men (which number is fhort oi^Frcdi-
r/fi^w reckoning, except we afcribcthat furplufageto Viduallcrs, Voluntaries,and
Seruants and Attendants on the baggage :) which Armic (faith Femmdes) he tythed
out ofhispeoplc,taking one onely often. He fo abounded with wealth, thatahun-

dred



a G,Bel,Beii,



h N.l'imtnta
fn.F.feraaxde^
c Akindeof
gum, wrought
by Pifmires as
Bee^make
waxe; wherof
is made our
haidwaxe,co.
lours,&c.
d fredencl{e
faith he had 2^
crowned kings
at command,
and that no
King in the
world was of
grcaterpovvcr,



*e



A 6^ Of the K^ingdome ofPegu^ or 'Brama. C h a p .3



deed £hips,fraughtcd with Ri'cCjfeemed to diminifli nothing of the pkntic. The fields
ate faid to'yceld thrceharuerts in a yeare : a'tid of Gemmcs the ftore is bcyrnd eftima-
tion, andah-noft maketkihcm there fiiort of the cfiimation ofGemmes, But this
weaith,ihen wanting no Here, had.when FcrKandes writ this 1 598. a contrarie viciiri-
tude of no ftorc,but of want.euen ofihofe things which Nature exsfteth.as neceflary
prop's ofiife. Scarcely of fo many millions were left feucn thoufand pcrlons.Mci-,
Women, and Children, to participate in the Kings imprifonmcnt , or Siege, in
hii Tower, and thofe feeding on mans flffli, the Parents requiring of the Chjl.
dren that life which before rhey had giuen,to fulbine their own,and now layedtbcm
not in their bofomes, but in their bowels; the children became liuing Sepulchres of
their fcarce-dead parents.' The ftrongcr preyed vpon the weaker : and if their flcfn
was eaten vp before by their owne hungetj leauing nothing but skinne and bones to
the hunf'rie afiault of thefe raueners, they ripped the bellic,and deuoured thctr inward
partes, and breaking the skull, lucked out the bramcs raw. Yea, the weaker icxe was
by thcllrcngth of famine, armed with nolcflc butcherly dcfpight againli whomfoe.
uer they could meete in the ftrcetcs oftheCitie; with their kniues, which they carri-
edaboutthcmj asharbengersto their teeth, in thefe inhofpitall inhumane-huinantf
bar.'quets.

And thus did the befieged Citizens .while the King endured in his Tower no fmall
part oflikcmiferic, betides the indignitie,fotobeby his owne vaffalls Hraitned, and
after flaughtered. Butfuch is theiuft handofche King of Kmgs ^ \sho rcgardethnot
perfons butashefhcwcthyl/?rc/> to the yuercfuU , fodothhercferue Fengettnceiot
fr/.'f/.^ WT/r^ww'^.PardonmcRcaderjifon this (pcdaclel caufe thce.with my felfc,
to ftay a while and wonder. The Sunnc, in his daily iourney round about thisvaft
Globc,fawfewcquall(thatIfaynomo[c) to this Peguan greatncffe , and yet in a
fmall fpace.w that is higher then the h:gheH,\\zi\\ abated and abafed this Magnificence
lower then the lowelt of his Princes.

After the death ofthatBraman Conquerour.his fonne/m thcfecond moneth of his

fucceedingrait;ne,hc2ring that the Kingof Aua, his tributaric and vncle, was plotting

fome conlpiracie,comniittcd to prifon fortie of his Nobles, partners in that new pro-

_, ied,and bringing them all,with their parcnts,wiucs,childrcn,friends,& acquaintance

dcftro^vedTv' into a wood,fet cfire thcrcon,commandingto cut them in pieccs,whofoeuerelcaped

this flame and out of the flame. This kindled another fire in the hearts of his difcontented fubicfts,

execution which was not quenched but with his ouerthrow. He warred on his vnclc, the King

4000. perlons. of A'Jn.with no great sduantage. till they both agreeing totricitby finglc combat on

^^'r'^'Ir^'^'it', Elephant-, /'i'^« obtained the conqucrt. In the meane time theSiamite with an Annie

t -7^alh^ihe ' marched to the borders of Pegu, divulging rumors. That he came to fuccour his Lord

fame number, agsinftthe AuanRcbcll. The King enraged hereat,fentprefently part of his forccsto

laying,Thac take him,and prefent him captiue : but the fouldiers rcfufed to follow the Gcnerallin

all the Citi- j^js entcrpnfe,and returned to their owne houfcs. The King,aftcr hisrcturne.fcnttd

zcns of Pegu sianths faire fpeeches to perfwade him to come to him : he refulcd hi» prcfence, but



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