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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1725 edition. Excerpt: ...some-times they baked upon
hot Stones. Their Grain, in.the first Ages, was parched, afterwards
they used a Mortar to pound it; and at length they invented
Mill-stones, such as our common Mills; ajid there were two Sorts of
them, a greater Sort and Book. VI. and a lesser. They made use of
Horses or Asses V'V"' to turn rhc great, the small were turned by
Men, and Slaves were often condemned to this Work by Way of
Punishment. Hand-Mills also were in use among the Jews, they were
made of two i Stones, which they put one upon another. Jtuth-ii.
i4-Their Sauces to relish what they eat was commonly nothing but
Sal; and Vinegar. They had Cheese, but not Butter in that hot
Country, as w, c now understand the Word, but only a thick Cream
skimmed off their Milk when it had stood some Time. In the Country
of Judea there was abundance of wild Honey, which dropped from the
hollow Trees, or the Clefts of Rocks, where Bees made their Combs,
which they sometimes did upon the very Ground, wi. uj Manna was the
Food of the Hebrews in the Wilderness. It fell upon the Evening
Dew, and was covered with the Dew of the Morning, by which Means it
was inclosed, and kept pure and free from the Dust that was upon
the Ground. It Wisd xi ao, seems to have been like a Drop of Dew
frozen, ai' as to its Form and Figure like unto Coriander Seed, of
a pure white Colour, and bright, like Pearl, when newly fallen; it
tasted like Honey, but when it was prepared by boiling or baking,
it had the Taste of fresli Oil. The Jews indeed fay, it had all
Sorts of Tastes, according to every ones Appetite: It is certain it
pleased every Btdi Man's Palate, was grateful to. Young "and old,
Numb, xi t. refrestied the Spirits, and kept their Bodies in good
Order. It is compared, ...
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