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are very scrupulous of drinking wine, and those who are addicted to that
practice, are held disreputable and unworthy - Page 610
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They Are Very Scrupulous Of Drinking Wine, And Those Who Are Addicted To That Practice, Are Held Disreputable And Unworthy Of Being Admitted As Witnesses; Which Is The Case Likewise With Those Who Go To Sea, As They Reckon Them Desperate Persons.

They look on letchery as no sin.

In the months of June, July, and August, they have no rains, and it is excessively hot, insomuch, that they could not live if it were not for the refreshing winds which blow from the sea. They have many physiognomists and soothsayers, who observe omens from birds and beasts, and other signs. These people consider one hour in every day of the week as unlucky, which they name Choiach, and which is different on all the days, all of which are carefully recorded in their books, and they are curious observers of nativities. At thirteen years of age, their boys are put out to gain their living, who go about buying and selling, by means of a small stock given them to begin with. In the pearl season, these boys will buy a few pearls, and sell them again for a small profit to the merchants, who are unable to endure the sun. What gain they get they bring to their mothers, to lay out for them, as it is not lawful for them to live at their fathers cost. Their daughters are dedicated to the service of the idols, and appointed by the priests to sing and dance in presence of the idols; and they frequently set victuals before the idols for some time, as if they would eat, singing all the while, when they fall to eat themselves, and then return home.

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