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1905 Excerpt: ...their armes Racing. and their breasts with divers
kinds of cuts, every morning putting divers colours upon them,
whereby they shew like blacke silke doublets cut and pinckt, or
like a womans Sattin stomacher, they weare eare rings of Copper or
Tin, 1600. and Copper bracelets about their armes, and some of
Ivorie, and upon their legs also they weare many red and Rings,
yellow Copper Rings. But a yong maid that is unmarried, weareth
many Iron Rings about her armes, sometimes thirty or forty upon one
arme: a Whore (by them called Etigafou) oftentimes weare Copper
Rings upon her legs, with Bels hanging at them, which she goes
ringing through the streets. They are well proportioned and
membred, much surpassing our women, in strength and agility of
body, both when they are delivered of their children, and
otherwise, as I have said before. They are very wise and diligent
in house keeping, good House-wives and Cookes, but not very
skilfull to make cleane & scoure their Copper Kettles &
Dishes, to make them shine. They keepe no more Houshold-stuffe then
they have need of, you find the women more at home in their houses,
then the men commonly are; for they use not to goe abroad to prate
with their neighbours, they are not over fruitfull: for commonly it
is two or three yeers before they are with child, which I thinke
proceeds from their hot natures, and the aire of the Countrey, and
secondly, because their husbands have so many wives, two, three,
foure, five, and sixe, and some more, each one as he hath power and
abilitie to keepe them; and with them, he lieth according to their
manner, every one her turne, and useth not one onely, but hath so
much to doe with them all, that it is long before some of them are
gotten with child. Their men are diligenter therei...
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