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 -  Boristhenes, which
comes from the same head that Rha doth, (as wee sayde before) carieth both
it selfe, and other - Page 90
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Boristhenes, Which Comes From The Same Head That Rha Doth, (As Wee Sayde Before) Carieth Both It Selfe, And Other Waters That Are Neere Vnto It, Towards The South, Not Refusing The Mixture Of Other Small Riuers:

And running by many great and large Countreys fals at last into Pontius Euxinus.

Besides these riuers, are also in Muscouie certaine lakes, and pooles, the lakes breede fish by the celestiall influence: and amongst them all, the chiefest and most principall is called Bealozera, which is very famous by reason of a very strong towre built in it, wherein the kings of Muscouie reserue and repose their treasure in all times of warre and danger.

Touching the Riphean mountaines, whereupon the snow lieth continually, and where hence in times past it was thought that Tanais the riuer did spring, and that the rest of the wonders of nature, which the Grecians fained and inuented of olde, were there to be seene: our men which lately came from thence, neither sawe them, not yet haue brought home any perfect relation of them, although they remained there for the space of three moneths, and had gotten in that time some intelligence of the language of Moscouie. The whole Countrey is plaine and champion, and few hils in it: and towards the North it hath very large and spacious woods, wherein is great store of Firre trees, a wood very necessarie, and fit for the building of houses: there are also wilde beastes bred in those woods, as Buffes, Beares, and blacke Wolues, and another kinde of beast vnknowen to vs, but called by them Rossomakka:

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