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When Volume fourth is completed, another leaf will be given in place of this,
A STATE of the BAROMETER in inches and decimals, and of
Farenheit's TheRMOMETER, in the open air, taken between
64 30.075 13 71 30.099 14 69
30.025 19 65
29.5 66 29.56
0.01 30 61 29.627
total 0.17194 rain.
Latefi Account of the Customs and Character of the Persians; by S. G:
Translated from the History of the Russian Travels undertaken
at the command of the Emprefs of Rufia. THE Perfians affect to confider of prudence and wisdom, and feck
themselves as the politeft nation on every occafion to set themselves under the sun. They are very libe- off by bombast expressions and a high ral in professions of friendship, and down style. He is esteemed the appear to be very hospitable: but wifest who can most successfully dethis conduct, far from being the ef- ceive ; who, with honied words, most fect of a noble and generous disposi- artfully disguises a hypocritical heart. tion, is to be attributed to very dif. A Persian can be obsequious even to ferent principles. They possess the meanness when he has any thing to art of Aattery in a superior degree, gain; but the moment he has oband will overwhelm a stranger with tained his defire, he forgets his bethe most extravagant compliments, nefactor, and will treat him with inin the hope that he will return them supportable disdain. When he is most with intereft. They will receive you lavish of caresses and affurances of the very willingly into their houses, greatest friendship and confidence, it which is the more acceptable, as there is then he is moft to be suspected; are no inns in the country, except for he is then most certainly plotting inconvenient caravanseras. But when mischief, which will show itself on the they do you a favour, they expe&t first opportunity.
or other favours in re. The most extreme violence and turn, and are at no pains to conceal rigorous cruelty are the detestable their interested views, Blinded by means which the great and confiderthe most extravagant vanity, they able among them employ to keep look on most other nations, notwith their dependents and inferiors in fub kanding their affe&ted politeness, jection. These unhappy wretches with sovereign contempt ; they be.