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from which we extract what follows: · Many enquiry after : the noun-substantive correspondyears ago,' says the author, “having observed ing: a seek-sorrow is a moper, one who resigns some seeds which had got accidentally amongst himself to vexation. raisins, and that they were such as are generally attended with difficulty to raise in England schulen not fynde it, and thei schulen desire to die,

And in tho daies men schulen seke deeth, and thei after coming in the usual way from abroad, I and deeth schal fle from hem. Wiclif. Apoc. 9. sowed them in pots, within a framing; and, as

Because of the money returned in our sacks are all of them grew, I commissioned my sons, who we brought in, that he may seek occasion against us, were then abroad, to pack up all sorts of seeds and take us for bondmen. Gen. xliii. 18. they could procure in absorbent paper, and Unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou send some of them surrounded by raisins, and shalt come.

Deut. xii. 5. others by brown moist sugar; concluding that

David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life. the former seeds had been preserved by a pecu

1 Sam. xxiii. liarly favorable state of moisture thus afforded All the earth sought to Solomon to hear his wis

dom. them. It occurred, likewise, that as many of our

1 Kings. common seeds, such as clover, charlock, &c., their meat from God.

The young lions roar after their prey, and seek

Psalm civ. 21. would lie dormant for ages within the earth,

Violent men have sought after my soul. well preserved for vegetation whenever they

Id. lxxxvi. 14. night happen to be thrown to the surface, and

He seeketh unto him a cunning workman, to preexposed to the atmosphere; so these foreign pare a graven image.

Isaiah xi. 20. seeds might be equally preserved, for many I am sought of them that asked not for me: I am months at least, by the kindly covering and found of them that sought me not. Id. lxv. 1. genial moisture that either raisins or sugar af Ask, and it shall be given to you ; seek, and yo orded them: and this conjecture was really shall find.

Matt. vii. 7. fulfilled, as not one in twenty of them failed to · Others, tempting him, sought of him a sign.

Luke xi. 16. vegetate, when those of the same kinds, that I ordered to be sent lapped in common parcels, And thou seek-sorrow, Klaius, them among :

Afield they go, where many lookers be, and forwarded with them, would not grow at all.

Indeed thou saidst it was thy friend to see, I observed, upon examining them all before they Strephon, whose absence seemed unto thee long. were committed to the earth, that there was a

Sidney. prevailing dryness in the latter, and that the

Being brought and transferred from other services former looked fresh and healthy, and were not abroad, though they be of good experience in those, in the least infected by insects, as was the case yet in these they will be new to seek ; and, before with the others. It has been tried repeatedly to they have gathered experience, they shall buy it with convey seeds (of many plants difficult to raise) great loss to his majesty.

Spenser. closed up in bottles, but without success; some Being a man of experience, he wished by wisdom greater proportion of air, as well as a proper

to order that which the young prince sought for by

Knolles. state of inoisture, perhaps, being necessary. No difference was made in the package of the seeds,

He did range the town to seek me out.

Shakspeare. respecting their being kept in husks, pods, &c.

I had a son, so as give those in raisins or sugar any advantage Now outlawed from my blood; he sought my life. over the others, all being sent equally guarded

Id. by their natural teguments.'

Sweet peace, where dost thou dwell ? Seedy, in the brandy trade, a term used by

I humbly crave, the dealers to denote a fault that is found in se Let me once know; veral parcels of French brandy, which renders I sought thee in a secret cave,

Herbert. them unsaleable. The French suppose that these And asked if peace were there. brandies obtain the flavor which they express by The king meant not to seek out nor to decline fight. this name, from weeds that grow among the ing with them if they put themselves in his way.

Clarendon. vines whence the wine of which this brandy is

God hath bid dwell far off all anxious cares, pressed was made. SEEDY DOUDE, a sanctuary of Tunis, Africa, And not molest us, unless we ourselves

Seek them with wandering thoughts. Milton, at the northern extremity of the peninsula of

Let us seek death, or, he not found, supply Dakkul, and surrounded with the ruins of the His office.

Id. ancient Misua. It received its present name in

Unpractised, unprepared, and still to seek. Id. honor of Doude, or David, a Moorish saint, and Though I confess that in philosophy. I am a seeker, a cavity is shown, five yards long, which they yet cannot believe that a sceptick in philosophy pretend to be his sepulchre; but Dr. Shaw was must be one in divinity.

Glanville. convinced that it is nothing more than a frag But they misplace them all; ment of some Roman prætorium. Three tesse- And are as much to seek, in other things, lated or Mosaic pavements bear marks of the As he that only can design a tree

Roscommon. workmanship of that people, being wrought with Would be to draw a shipwreck. the greatest exactness, in a great variety of shapes Most confidence has still most cause to doubt.

So fatal 'twas to seek temptation out ! and colors. 150 miles north-east of Tunis.

Dryden. SEEK', v. u. & v. n. Pret. I sought; part.

Dardanus, though born SEEK'er, n. s.

Saxon On Latin plains, yet sought the Phrygian shore. Id. SEEK'-SORROW. secan; Dut. soecken.

Ask not what pains, nor further seek to know To look for; search for ; often taking out ; so Their process, or the forms of law below. Id. licit: to make search, pursuit, endeavour or We must seek out some other original of power

war.

pass., sought.

the eyes.

for the government of politicks than this of Adam, or about 400 years ago; who left behind him a else there will be none at all in the world. Locke.

book, composed by himself in verse, containing A language of a very witty volatile people, seekers the doctrines he had established : this book after novelty, and abounding with variety of notions. teaches that there is but one God, filling all

Id.

space, and pervading all matter; and that there I have been forced to relinquish that opinion, and will be a day of retribution, when virtue will be have endeavoured to seek after some better reason.

Addison's Spectator.

rewarded, and vice punished. It forbids mar

der, theft, and other crimes, and inculcates the Since great Ulysses sought the Phrygian plains, Within these walls inglorious silence reigns. Pope.

practice of all the virtues; but particularly a SEEKS, a religious sect of Patna, so called universal philanthropy and hospitality to strangers from a word contained in one of the command- and travellers. It not only commands universal ments of their founder, which signifies " learn thou.” toleration, but forbids disputes with those of In books giving an account of oriental sects and inclination to be admitted among them, any five

another persuasion. If any one show a sincere oriental customs, we find mention made both of

or more Seeks being assembled in any place, Seeks and Seiks; and some think that the same tribe is meant by both names.

even on the highway, they send to the first shop If so, different

where sweetmeats are sold, and procure a very authors write very differently of their principles small quantity of a particular kind called batāsā, and manners. See Seiks. In the Asiatic Re- which having diluted, in pure water, they sprinkle searches, Mr. Wilkins gives a much more amiable account of the Seeks. The Seeks, he says, whilst one of the best instructed repeats to him

some of it on the body and eyes of the proselyte, are a sect distinguished both from the Mussul- the chief canons of their faith, and exacts from mans and the worshippers of Brahma. Our author asked leave to enter into their chapel. of his life. They offered to admit Mr. Wilkins

him a solemn promise to abide by them the rest They said it was a place of worship, open to all into their society; but he declined the honor, men, but intimated that he must take off his shoes. He was then politely conducted into the contenting himself with their alphabet, which hall, and seated upon a carpet in the midst of they told him to guard as the apple of his eye,

as it was a sacred character. The language is a the assembly. The whole building forms a square of about forty feet. The hall is in the mixture of Persian, Arabic, and Shanscrit, grafted centre, divided from four other apartments by upon the provincial dialect of Punjah, which is

a kind of Hindowee, or, as we commonly call it, wooden arches upon wooden pillars. The walls

Moors. above the arches were hung with European look

SEEL, v. a. Fr. sceller, to seal. To close ing glasses in gilt frames, and with pictures; on the left hand is the chancel, which is furnished wild or haggard hawk being for a time seeled or

A term of falconry, the eyes of a with an altar covered with cloth of gold. About

closed. it were several flower-pots and rose-water bottles, and three urns to receive charity. On a low the blinder she was, the higher she strave. Sidney.

Now she brought them to see a seeled dove, who desk, near the altar, stood a great book, of folio

Mine eyes no more on vanity shall feed, size, from which some portions are daily read in But seeled up with death

shall have their deadly meed. the divine service. Ai noon, the congregation

Faerie Quecne. arranged themselves upon the carpet. The great

Come, seeling night, book and desk were brought from the altar, and Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day. placed at the opposite extremity. An old silver

Shakspeare. Macbeth. haired man kneeled down before the desk, with

Some ambitious men seem as screens to princes in his face towards the altar, and by him sat a man

matters of danger and envy; for no man will take with a drum, and two or three with cymbals. such parts, unless he be like the seeled dove, that The book was now opened, and the old man be- mounts and mounts because he cannot see about him.

Bacon. gan to chant to the time of the instruments, and at the conclusion of 'every verse most of the Like a seeled dove, his crimes shall be his punish

Since, blinded with ambition, he did soar congregation joined chorus in a response, with

ment, countenances exhibiting joy. Their tones were To be deprived of sight. Denham's Sophy. not harsh; the time was quick; and Mr. Wil Seel, v. n. Sax. syllan. To lean on one side. kins learned that the subject was a hymn in When a ship seels or rowls in foul weather, the praise of the unity, omnipresence, and omnipo- breaking loose of ordnance is a thing very dangerous. tence of the deity. The hymn concluded, the

Raleigh. whole company got up and presented their SEELY, adj. Sax. seel, lucky time. Lucky; faces, with joined hands, towards the altar in the happy. attitude of prayer. The prayer was a sort of Peacock and turkie, that nibbles off top, litany pronounced by a young man in a loud Are very ill neighbours to seely poor hop. Tusser, and distinct voice; the people joining, at certain My seely sheep like well below, periods, in a general response. This prayer was for they been hale enough and trow, followed by a short blessing from the old man,

And liken their abode.

Spenser. and an invitation to the assembly to partake of a SEEM', v. 1l.

Fr. sembler, unless it friendly feast. A share was offered to Mr. Wil SEEM'ER, n. s. has a Teutonic original, kins. It was a kind of sweetmeat composed of SEEM'ING, adj. as seemly certainly has. sugar and flower mixed up with clarified butter.

SEEM'INGLY,

adv.
To appear;

make They were next served with a few sugar-plums; SEEM'INGNESS, n. s. show, or a becoming apthus ended the feast and ceremony. The foun SEEM'LINESS, pearance;

have der of this sect was Naneek Sah, who lived SEEM'ly, adj.& adv.) blance: it seems, means

a

sem

But ten years

it appears, and is often used in irony: seeming

The earth by these, 'tis said, is appearance, show, opinion; the adverb and This single crop of men and women bred ; noun-substantive corresponding : seemliness, de- Who, grown adult (so chance, it seems, enjoined) cency, or fitness of appearance; the adjective Did male and female propagate. and adverb corresponding.

Blackmore's Creation.

He had been a chief magistrate; and had, it seems, Nothing more clear unto their seemirg, than that, executed that high office justly and honorably. a new Jerusalem being often spoken of in scripture,

Atterbury. they undoubtedly were themselves that new Jerusa

It seems that when first I was discovered sleeping lem.

Hooker.

on the ground, the emperor had early notice. Suspense of judgment and exercise of charity,

Gulliver. were safer and seemlier for Christian men, than the

There, seemly ranged in peaceful order, stood hot pursuit of these controversies.

Id.
Ulysses' arms, now long disused to blood.

Pope. . My lord, you've lost a friend indeed ;

SEE-MA-KOANG, a learned Chinese writer, And I darė swear you borrow not that face

highly celebrated for his humanity, charity, and Of seeming sorrow; it is sure your own.

other virtues, as well as for his literary and poliShakspeare. Henry IV.

tical abilities. He was born A. D. 1018, in the Speak : we will not trust our eyes Without our ears : thou art not what thou seemest.

reign of the emperor Jentsoung, who promoted Shakspeare.

him to the highest offices in the empire. He Sir, there she stands :

wrote a General History of the Chinese Empire, If aught within that little seeming substance

in 294 volumes. Upon the death of the empeMay fitly like your grace,

ror he retired from court, but was recalled to act She's there, and she is yours. Id. King Lear. as tutor to the young emperor, and as prime Angelo scarce confesses

minister during his minority. That his blood flows, or that his appetite

afterwards his ungrateful imperial pupil, listenIs more to bread than stone: hence shall we see,

ing to calumniators, put this great man to death If power change purpose, what our seemers be.

on suspicion of treason. His successor, how

Shakspeare,
All good seeming,

ever, did justice to the memory of See-maBy thy revolt, oh husband, shall be thought

koang; and the Chinese historians still celebrate Put on for villainy.

Id. Cymbeline.

him as one of the best men that ever lived.' For you there's rosemary and rue; these keep

SEE-MA-TSIEN, another Chinese writer of Seeming and savour all the winter long. Shakspeare. the same family with the preceding, who flouI am a woman lacking wit

rished in the third century, and is famed for To make a seemly answer to such persons.

having been the Restorer of the Chinese history

Id. Henry VII. after the destruction of their ancient records, by When substantialness combipeth with delightful. the tyrant Shi-whang-ti... See China. This ness, seemliness with portliness, and currentness with author rendered the family or tribe of See-ma stayedness, how can the language sound other than famous. full of sweetness ?

Camden,

SEER, a principality of the province of OmThe seemingness of those reasons persuades us on

mon, Arabia, extending from Cape Mussendoon, the other side.

Digby.

along the coast of the Persian gulf. It is called So spake the Omnipotent; and with his words All seemed well pleased ; all seemed, but were not all. by the Persians Dsjulfar; and Europeans fre

Milton.

quenting these seas have given this name to the His persuasive words impregned

Arabs who inhabit it. The Arabs, however, With reason to her seeming.

Id.

call it Seer, from the town of the same name, They to their viands fell, not seemingly

which has a good harbour, and is the seat of the The angels nor in mist.

Id. sheik. The country not long since acknowThe wife safest and seemliest by her husband stays. ledged the authority of the Imam ; but the sheik

Id. has shaken off this dependence, and makes some I have touched upon them, though seemingly col- figure among the maritime powers in those parts. lateral to my scope ; and yet I think they are more His subjects are much employed in navigation than seemingly so, since they pertinently illustrate and commerce. my design.

Glanville's Scepsis.

SEERDHUNA, a town of Hindostan, in the It seems the camel's hair is taken by painters for province of Delhi

, and district of Merat. This the skin with the hair on. Browne's Vulgur Errours. In holy nuptials tied;

town was assigned as a jagier to Somroo, a GerA seeming widow, and a secret bride. Dryden. man, who, by command of the nabob Cossim Observe the youth

Aly Khan, massacred the English. prisoners at Already seems to snuff the vital air. Id. Æneid. Patna, in the year 1763. This territory, which

The king and baughty empress, to our wonder, is twenty miles long by twelve in breadth, is If not atoned, yet seemingly at peace. Dryden. very fertile in grain, sugar, cotton, &c. After

The city dame was so well bred as seemingly to the death of Somroo, his wife succeeded him in take all in good part.

L'Estrunge.

his possessions, and in the command of his May we enjoy

army, at the head of which she distinguished Our humid products, and with seemly draughts. herself on various occasions. Enkindle mírth and hospitable love.

Philips.

SEERWOOD, n. s. See SEARWOOD. Dry The raven, urged by such impertinence,

wood. Grew passionate, it seems, and look offence.

Addison. Caught, like dry stubble fired, or like searwood; This the father seemingly complied with ; but Yet from the wound ensued no purple flood, afterwards refusing, the son was likewise set aside. But looked a bubbling mass of frying blood. Id. Freeholder.

Dryden.

SEE'SAW, n. s. From saw. A reciprocating Extracts from his letters to Blumenbach and motion.

others were also published in the Magasiu EncySometimes they were like to pull John over, then clopédique. it went all of a sudden again on John's side ; so SEEŻ, an old town of France, in Normandy, they went seesawing up and down from one end of the situated on the Orne, in the middle of a fertile room to the other.

Arbuthnot.

plain. It is the see of a bishop, and has a good His wit all seesaw, between that and this ;

cathedral, having manufactures of woollens, cotNow high, now low, now master up, now miss,

Pope. And he himself one vile antithesis.

tons, fustians, and stockings. Inhabitants 5500.

SEGAL N, a large island separated by a SEETACOOND, a town of Bengal, in Chit narrow channel from the coast of Chinese Tartagong, having a warm spring, from which there tary, and called by the natives Tchoko, and by frequently issues a fame, which the Hindoos the Chinese Oku-Jesso. It lies between lat. 46 consider as an emanation of the deity, and make and 54° N., but its breadth from east to west is offerings to it. The water is fine, and will keep not known. Indeed hardly any thing about it for any length of time. Long. 91° 36' E., lai.

was known till 1787, that La Perouse penetrated 22° 37' N. There is another place of this kind almost to the bottom of the channel which sepain the vicinity of Monghir, province of Bahar, rates it from the continent, and which grew so and indeed several others in different parts of very shallow as he advanced northward that the Hlindostan, all dedicated to Seeta, the wife of island may soon become a peninsula. The Ram.

French frigates came to anchor in different bays SEETH, v. a. Pret. I sod or seethed ; part.' on the coast of Segalien; and the finest of these pass. sodden. Sax. seodan; Belg. soiden. To bays, to which the commodore gave the name boil; decoct in hot liquor.

of Baie d'Estaing, is situated in 48° 59' N. lat., Set on the great pot, and seeth pottage for the sons and 140° 32' long. E. of Paris. La Perouse of the prophets.

2 Kings iv. and M. Rollin, the surgeon of his ship, both deThe priest's servant came, while the flesh was in scribe the natives of this island as a worthy and seething, with a flesh-hook, and stuck it into the pan. intelligent people. Of the presents which were

1 Sam. ii. 13.

made to them, they seemed to set a value only The Scythians used to seeth the flesh in the hide,

on such as were useful. Iron and stuffs preand so do the northern Irish.

Spenser.
I will make a complimental assault upon him ;

vailed over every thing; they understood metals for iny business seeths.

as well as their guests, and for ornament preferShakspeare. Troilus and Cressidu.

red silver to copper, and copper to iron. They Lovers and madmen have their stething brains,

use looms, which, though small, are very comSuch shaping phantasies, that apprehend

plete ; and by means of spindles they prepare More than cool reason ever comprehends.

thread of the hair of animals, of the bark of the

Shakspeare. willow, and the great nettle, from which they The fire thus formed, she sets the kettle on; make their stuffs. They are of a moderate size, Like burnished gold the little seether shone. squat, and strong built, with the muscles of their

Dryden.

bodies very exactly defined: their common SEETZEN (Ulric Jasper), a German travel- height is five feet, and the greatest does not exer, a native of East Friseland, was educated at ceed five feet four inches; but men of this size Gottingen, under professor Blumenbach. He are uncommon. They have all a large head, was early in life appointed aulic counsellor to and a broader and more rounded face than Euthe czar for Jever: but, being desirous of visit- ropeans; their countenance is animated and ing Africa and the east, and being encouraged agreeable, though destitute of that grace which by the dukes Emest and Augustus of Saxe- we esteem essential to beauty: they have large Gotha, he set off in August 1802 for Constan- cheeks, a short nose rounded at its extremity, tinople. He proceeded to Syria, and remained with very broad nostrils; their eyes are lively, a considerable time at Aleppo. In 1806 he ex- of a moderate size, for the most part black, plored the course of the Jordan and the Dead though some are blue; their eyebrows are bushy, Sea, travelled through Palestine, and went to voice strong, lips rather thick, and of a dull red: Hebron and Mount Sinai. His enthusiastic in several the upper lip was tattoed, and tinged desire of knowledge prompted him to profess blue; these, as well as their eyes, are capable of Mahometanism, that he might undertake a pilgrim- every variety of expression; their teeth are white age to Mecca and Medina in 1809 and 1810. and even; their chin is rounded and a little adIn the month of November of the last year he vancing; their ears are small; they bore and was at Mocha, whence he wrote the last letters wear in them glass ornaments or silver rings. which arrived from him. Having had his pro- The women are not so large as the men, and are perty seized by the Arabs, he proceeded towards of a more rounded and delicate figure, though Saana, in December 1811, to complain to the there is little difference between their features. imam; and a few days after died suddenly at Their upper lip is tattoed all over of a blue color, Täes, as it has been thought from the effects of and they wear their hair long and flowing; their poison given him by order of that barbarian. dress hardly differs from that of the men; the No account of the researches of this traveller skin in both sexes is tawny, and their nails, ever appeared; but his letters, addressed to baron which they suffer to grow to a great length, are a von Zach, were inserted in his Geographical and shade darker than that of Europeans. These Astronomical Correspondence, a periodical work islanders are very hairy, and have long beards, published at Gotha; and a translation was printed which gives to the old men a venerable air: in the French Anuales des Voyages, 1809–14. these last appear to be held in much respect.

The hair of their head is black, smooth, and mo py means of the Mantchou Tartars, with the derately strong; in some it is of a chestnut color: Russians to the north of their island, and the they all wear it round, about six inches long be- Japanese to the south : but the articles of trade hind, and cut into a brush on the top of their are of no great consequence, consisting only of head, and over the temples. Their clothing a few furs and whale oil. This fish is caught consists of a kind of surtout which wraps over only on the southern coast of the island. Their before, where it is fastened by little buttons, mode of extracting the oil is by no means ecostrings, and a girdle placed above the haunches. nomical; they drag the whale on shore on a This surtout is made of skin or quilted nankeen, sloping ground, and, suffering it to putrify, rea kind of stuff that they make of willow bark: ceive in a trench, at the foot of the slope, the it generally reaches to the calf of the leg, some oil, which separates spontaneously. The island times lower. Some of them wear seal-skin boots, is well wooded, and mountainous towards the the feet of which, in form and workmanship, re centre, but is flat and level along the coast, the semble the Chinese shoe; but the greater num- soil of which appears admirably adapted to agriber go bare-footed and bare-headed : a few wear culture: vegetation is extremely, vigorous; foa bandage of bearskin round the head, as an or rests of pine, willow, oak, and birch, cover nament. Like the Chinese, they all wear a gir- nearly the whole surface. The sea abounds with dle, to which they hang their knife as a defence fish, as well as the rivers and brooks, which against the bears, and several little pockets, into swarm with salmon and trout of an excellent which they put their fint and steel, their pipe, quality. The weather in general, foggy and and their box of tobacco; for they make a ge- mild. All the inhabitants have an air of health neral practice of smoking. Their huts are suffi- and strength, which they retain even to extreme cient to defend them against the rain, but are very old age; nor did our author observe among them small in proportion to the inhabitants. The any instance of defective organisation, or the roof is formed of two inclined planes, which least trace of contagious or eruptive disorders. are from ten to twelve feet high at their junction, SEGERS (Gerard), an eminent historical and and three or four on the sides; the breadth of portrait painter, born at Antwerp, in 1589. He the roof is about fifteen feet, and its length studied under Abraham Janssens, and improved eighteen. These cabins are constructed of frame himself in Italy, with such success, that he acwork, strongly put together, the sides being filled quired a fortune by his art. He died in 1651. up with the bark of trees, and the top thatched Segers (Daniel), brother of Gerard, was born with dry grass in the same manner as our cot- in 1590, studied under Velvet Breughel, and tages are. On the inside of these houses is a acquired great reputation in painting flowers, square of earth raised about six inches above fruits, and insects to the life. He joined the the ground, and supported on the sides by strong society of Jesuits; and died in 1651. planking; on this they make the fire: along the SEGʻMENT, n. s. Fr. segment ; Lat. segmensides of the apartment are benches, twelve or tum. A figure contained between a chord and fifteen inches high, which they cover with mats, an arch of the circle, or so much of the circle as on which they sleep. The utensils that they is cut off by that chord. employ in cooking their food consist of an iron

Unto a parallel sphere, and such as live under the pot, shells, vessels made of wood and birch poles, for half a year, some segments may appear at bark, of various shapes and workmanship; and, any time, and under any quarter, the sun not setting, like the Chinese, they take up their food with but walking round.

Browne. little sticks; they have generally two meals in Their segments or arcs, which appeared so numethe day, one at noon, and the other in the even

sous, for the most part exceeded not the third part of a circle.

Newton. ing. The habitations in the south part of the island are much better built and furnished, SEGMENTS, LINE OF, are two particulår lines having for the most part planked floors : our so called, on Gunter's sector. They lie between the author saw in them some vessels of Japan por- lines of sines and superficies, and are numbered celain. They cultivate no kind of vegetable, with 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. They represent the dialiving chiefly on dried and smoked fish, and what meter of a circle, so divided into 100 parts as little game they take by hunting. Each family that a right line drawn through those parts, and has its own canoe, and implements for fishing perpendicular to the diameter, shall cut the circle and hunting. Their arms are bows, javelins, into two segments, the greater of which shall have and a kind of spontoon, which they use princi- the same proportion to the whole circle as the pally in bear hunting. By the side of their parts cut off have to 100. houses are the magazines, in which they lay up SEGO, a large city of Central Africa, the caprovisions for winter. These consist of dried pital of the kingdom of Bambarra. We are almost fish, garlic, wild celery, angelica, a bulbous root entirely indebted for our knowledge of it to Park, called ape, or the yellow lily of Kamschatka, the celebrated traveller. It was here that he first and fish oil, which they preserve in the stomachs came in view of what he calls the Niger, which of bears. These magazines are made of planks, flows through the middle of it, dividing the city strongly put together, on stakes about four feet into two parts. He found it flowing majestically high. "Dogs are the only domestic animals ; they to the eastward, “ as broad as the Thames at are of a middling size, with shaggy hair, pricked Westminster.' This city is divided into four ears, and a sharp long muzzle ; their cry is loud distinct towns, two of which are on the northern, and not savage. These people, who are of a and two on the southern bank. The former are very mild and unsuspecting disposition, appear called Sego Kor and Sego Boo, the latter Sego to have commercial intercourse with the Chinese Soo Korro and Sego. See Korro. The last os

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