The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia

The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia

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or Marian islands, had no idea of fire when they were first visited by Magellan in 1521; and never was astonishment greater ... And the Chinese say, that Suiquin- chi, one of their first kings, taught them to kindle fire by rubbing two pieces of wood strongly ... these combustible vessels to make them better qualified for resisting the fire; and such an expedient we read of in the relation ... Of this way of life the book of Genesis presents us with an interesting picture : see particularly chap. xiii.

Title:The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia
Publisher: - 1832


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