The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe to the Court of the Great Mogul, 1615-1619; As Narrated in His Journal and Correspondence Volume 1 (French Edition)

 
9781234939403: The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe to the Court of the Great Mogul, 1615-1619; As Narrated in His Journal and Correspondence Volume 1 (French Edition)

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...course was much westerly or N.W. to Compasse the hills, but after due North, or so that the bearing from one another is next hand N. by W. and S. by E. The distance 209 Courses, which I Judge about 418 Miles english, the Courses beeing longer then toward the sea. December 24-30.--I kept my bed and was not able to stirr, but sent my excuses to the king. December 31.--This night the king, impatient of my delay and eager on his presents, suspecting I was not so ill as I pretended, sent a gentellman with a wyld hogg to mee for a Present, which hee kylld in hunting; and Chardged him to see mee, so that I was forced to admitt him into my Chamber, wher he saw my weaknes and gaue satisfaction to the king. January 1-4, 1615-16.--I began to recouer and sitt vp. January 5.--Master Edwardes departed for Suratt. January 6-9.--I prepared to see the king. in the native tongue that Christ was the true prophet and Muhammad an impostor. Had it not been that "the English fakW was universally regarded as mad, this prank might have had serious consequences. His inordinate vanity received a rude shock when Steel (of whom later) mentioned on his return from England that King James, hearing that Coryat was in India, had exclaimed: "Is that fool yet living?;" and he was equally annoyed when, upon his departure, Roe gave him, together with an order for 10/. on the consul at Aleppo, a letter wherein he referred to the traveller as "a very honest poor wretch." Some letters of Coryat's from India were published in 1616; extracts from them will be found in Purchas's first volume (p. 592), where certain notes of his, given to Purchas by Roe, are also printed. 1 Ajmere, 230 miles S.W. of Delhi and 48 miles from Jaipur in the same direction, had...

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