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Nieuhof, Johannes, 1618-1672 / An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham, emperor of China: delivered by their excellencies Peter de Goyer and Jacob de Keyzer, at his imperial city of Peking wherein the cities, towns, villages, ports, rivers, &c. in their passages from Canton to Peking are ingeniously described by John Nieuhoff; also an epistle of Father John Adams, their antagonist, concerning the whole negotiation; with an appendix of several remarks taken out of Father Athanasius Kircher; Englished and set forth with their several sculptures by John Ogilby

Chap. XVI. Of animals.,   pp. 232-240

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g eneral Vefcr4pion of 
apt to put one into a Bloody-flux. And though this Fruit be hot) 
ayes thereof are 'cooling, having.a fowre and corrofive Q.ality, 
rnly found in cooling Herbs, and the main hazard isproducd by. 
tnefs, which is fuch, that it Will met in the Mouth like Sugar. 
tung is a certain Fruit call'd M ft: The Tree whereon it grows is 
Fhtful, as well for height as its 1arge fpreading Arms, and call'd by 
Indian FgTree: The Leaves are nine handfuls long, and two and 
4 ; the onefilde of a brown Colour, and the other Green. It fhoots 
tal Banghei, upon. which hang the Figs, which are of feveral kinds; 
xre yellow, ,long, pleafant of tafte, and well fcented; others green, 
I wel tafked ; but.bQth hard of digefion: neverthelefs it breeds 
)d, and cures the Cough. And the Bark ofthe Tree is good againft 
CHA     P. XVL       -   ,;  - 
Of     nim4s.. 
iA    S kind Natue hath abundantly provided and blefsdd ,Chmawith AIL 
manner of Trees, Buihei, Herbs, and Fruits ; fo it has made the fame 
no lefs fruitful iathe produ& of all forts of irriona Greatures, as 
Beats, Filfies, Fowls,  c. 
Of FoUr-footed Creatures.     .. 
'1  He Sheep inCina are like chofe of erfia and T rtar , having log and 
.thick Tails, which they drag afterchemw ighing forty or fifty pound : 
their Flefh is very fweet. 
Near the Garrifon of Tkij is great fereof Cows, having very long, thick 
and curl'd Tails, whi-h the Cine Soldicawr for Ornament in their Caps 
In Read of Feathers.        fwai 

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