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A Philological Essay Concerning The Pygmies Of The Ancients

Auhtor: Edward Tyson

Language: english
Published: 1894

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A Philological Essay Concerning The Pygmies Of The Ancients by Edward Tyson. Now Edited with an Introduction by Bertram C. A. Windle.

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... for their kindness in supplying me with information in response to my inquiries on several points. Finally, I have to acknowledge my indebtedness ...
... a chain of mountains parallel to the north coast of the great north-western peninsula. At Port Moresby, in the same island, the Koiari appear to ...
... from Asia to a continent more closely associated, at least in popular estimation, with pigmy races, we find in Africa several races of ...
... on the one hand, five feet eight inches, and on the other four feet four inches. As, however, in a matter of this kind we have to deal with averages and ...
... African Pigmies has never been lost by the Arabs. At every period the geographers of this nation have placed their River of Pigmies much more to ...
... Britain p. 433.]. The pages of Keightley's work contain instances of hill-inhabiting fairies in Scandinavia, Denmark, the Isle of Rugen, Iceland, ...
... them the Nanga. They were little men, and very dark-skinned, and one of them had his face and bust painted red, while the other was painted black. Whether ...
... or seen only by those to whom they took a fancy. They were the friendly Trolls or Robin Goodfellows of the islands a man would find a fine red yam ...
... concealed by green hillocks, it does not seem unlikely that odd survivors of the race should have lived on after they had been conquered and ...
... B:Religious System of the Amazulu p. 226.]. [Footnote C: Nansen,ut supra p. 227.]. [Footnote D: Tylor,ut supra i. 431.]. [Footnote ...
... Cranes coming to devour the Corn the Pygmies had sowed and that at last they became so victorious, as not only to destroy their Corn, but them also: ...
... Squadron sometimes with great effusion ofPygm?anblood. And this may well enough, in aPoet'sphancy, be magnified, and represented as a dreadful ...
... what Language 'twas that the Pygmies spake: For _Herodotus_[A] owns that they use a sort of Tongue like to no other, but screech like Bats. He saith, ...
... Authoritate prim?m DoctissimiStrabonis I. Geograph.coactus sum, tum potissim?m nunc moveor, quod nostro tempore, quo nulla Mundi pars est, quam Nautarum ...
... from him a larger Account of them. But finding them, it may be, a sort ofApes he only tells us, that in such a place these Pygmies live. [Footnote ...
... pugnare And _Joh. Cassanius_[C] (as he is here quoted) saith,De Pygm?is fabulosa quidem esse omnia, qu? de iis narrari solent, aliquando existimavi. ...
... tuos per circuitum.Now Talentonius and Bartholine think that what Ctesias relates of thePygmies as their being goodArchers very well illustrates ...
... their Forces against him. One Phalanx (he tells us) assaulted his left hand but against his right hand, that being the stronger, two Phalanges were ...
... I have laid down asPostulata's that hereby we must not understandDwarfs nor yet a Nation ofMen tho' somewhat of a lesser size and stature ...
... or noise after him, he would set down his Bottle, and throw Stones at them and having cleared the way he would take up his Bottle, and hasten home, ...