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Identifier: modernhistoryorp03salm
Title: Modern history : or, the present state of all nations : describing their respective situations, persons, habits, buildings, manners, laws and customs, religion and policy, arts and sciences, trades, manufactures and husbandry, plants, animals and minerals ...
Year: 1739 (1730s)
Authors: Salmon, Thomas, 1679-1767. cn Moll, Herman, d. 1732. cn
Subjects: Geography
Publisher: London : Bettesworth and Hitch
Contributing Library: University of Pittsburgh Library System
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation


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r girdle, un-der their outward garment, they ufually carry threefine knives in a filver fcabbard about a foot long,adornd with precious ftones : Their handkerchiefs,and fuch things as we carry in our pockets, theyhave in their bofoms: They never fhave theirbeards, but clip them into form, and keep themvery neat. The habit of a woman is not very different fromthat of a m.an, except that ftie wears a fine linencloth, or caul, on her head inftead of a turbant,and her drawers are much larger and longer than themens: The women alfo, when they go abroad,have a linen cloth over their faces, with holes init for their eyes like a mafk : Thofe of quality wearpendants in their ears, and bracelets on their arms ;but wrap themfelves up in a white cloth, feveralells in length, when they walk in the ftreets; fothat little of them is feen : They paint and colourtheir hair and eye-brows with burnt Antimony,endeavouring to make them look as black as pof- fible. i 1 //hu/^^/. /f/^ hr-V / V^.-< ■^70

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OF THE EMPIRE OF MOROCCO. fible, and the ends of their fingers are painted blue.I have already defcribed the hoiifes of the Moors,but not their furniture, which is but mean : Theyhive neither wainfcot nor hangings, neither beds,chairs, ftools, tables or jiidturcs ; they fleep upon amattrefs on the floor, which, in the houfes of per-fons of quality is coverd with carpets, and the mea-ner people have mats : On thefe they fit crofs-leggdalfo at their meals, having pillows and cufliions to characEler of a thievifli pilfering generation ; and, CHAP,tis faid, will even rob and doftroy one another, VIII.when they have no body elfc to prey upon ; and, Vi^Vw/as they perpetually lead a rambling life, arc obfervdto be of a more tawny complexion, and much thin-ner and leaner than the Moors. The people, whoinhabit the hilk, and who have the leart to do withthe Court or with traffick, are much the plaineft,hoiiefteft people amongfl: them, and flill retain a lean on. They wafh always before and afte


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bookid:modernhistoryorp03salm bookyear:1739 bookdecade:1730 bookcentury:1700 bookauthor:Salmon__Thomas__1679_1767__cn bookauthor:Moll__Herman__d__1732__cn booksubject:Geography bookpublisher:London___Bettesworth_and_Hitch bookcontributor:University_of_Pittsburgh_Library_System booksponsor:Lyrasis_Members_and_Sloan_Foundation bookleafnumber:124 bookcollection:university_pittsburgh bookcollection:americana

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