Image from page 238 of “A voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793. To which is annexed an account of a journey made in the years 1801 and 1802, to the residence of the chief of the Booshuana nation” (1806)

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Title: A voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793. To which is annexed an account of a journey made in the years 1801 and 1802, to the residence of the chief of the Booshuana nation
Year: 1806 (1800s)
Authors: Barrow, John, Sir, 1764-1848
Subjects: Voyages and travels Tswana (African people)
Publisher: London, T. Cadell and W. Davies
Contributing Library: University of Pittsburgh Library System
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation

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re tAvospecies ; the Averhoa, consisting likcAvise of tAvo species (theCaramhola Avhich is used for tarts, and the Belimhing as apickle), guavas, annonas, dates, and bananas. The Atro-carpiis or Jack fruit groAvs wild in great plenty, as does alsoa large fruit called the Doorian, Avhose smell is extremely-disgusting, and flavour somewhat like Avhat one might sup-pose the taste to be of a custard seasoned Avith garlic; butboth the taste and the smell arc said not only to lose their ofFen-siA^e qualities by frequent use, but to become extremeljfascinat-iug. Tiie fragments, hoAvever, of this fruit arc strictly prohibitedfrom being throAvn into the streets; nor are they suffered toremain about the stalls in the market, on account of the fetidt-mell, Avhich, Avhen in a state of putrefaction, is supposed totaint the air and render it highly injurious to health. A fruitcalled the Boa Lansa is in great estimation among the severalclasses of inhabitants. It groAvs in clusters like grapes, upon

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^ ^aJ.r^r . /,;. f ,r r„ M,.L,. THE ISLAND OF JAVA. 187 a tree of moderate size. Each individual fruit bears a resem-blance to the famous Li-tchi of China, being a pulpy sub-stance of a delicate subacid taste, comprehended within athin crustaceous covering. Pine apples are produced in suchabundance that they are sent into the city, like turnips toCovent Garden, piled up in carts. A.?, a fruit they are notmuch esteemed, except for preserving in sugar. Their acidjuices are employed for removing rust from sword blades,knives, and other articles of polished iron. Most of the fruitsof Europe have been transplanted hither, but, as mioht beexpected, they dwindle and degenerate in an equinoctialclimate. Among the trees that are remarkable for singularity orbeauty may be noticed the Casiiarina Equisetifolia, so namedfrom the general resemblance of its small pendent branchesto the hair of the casuary and the plant Eqidsetnm or Horse-tail ; the Mitchelia Tc/iampaca, one variety bearing white,a

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Tagged: , bookid:voyagetocochinch00barr , bookyear:1806 , bookdecade:1800 , bookcentury:1800 , bookauthor:Barrow__John__Sir__1764_1848 , booksubject:Voyages_and_travels , booksubject:Tswana__African_people_ , bookpublisher:London__T__Cadell_and_W__Davies , bookcontributor:University_of_Pittsburgh_Library_System , booksponsor:Lyrasis_Members_and_Sloan_Foundation , bookleafnumber:238 , bookcollection:university_pittsburgh , bookcollection:americana

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