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III. Their rude 'ver¿es, their bards, and fabulous traditions. IV. Their fierce features, and jize of their bodies. V. The nature of the foil, defcripti on of the cattle, and their want of gold and fil 'ver mines. VI. S... Læs mere

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Excerpt from The Works of Cornelius Tacitus, Vol. 4 of 4

III. Their rude 'ver¿es, their bards, and fabulous traditions. IV. Their fierce features, and jize of their bodies. V. The nature of the foil, defcripti on of the cattle, and their want of gold and fil 'ver mines. VI. Scarcity of iron; the 'arms in general ufe; their hoijes; the felcc't hundred from every canton. VII. Their kings, their generals, and the authority of their prie¿s. VIII. The cou rage of the German women, and their exhortations to the men in the mo/i ob/linate battles. The fuper ¿itious 'veneration of the Germans for the female fex. IX. The gods of Germany, ¢viz. Mercury, Hercules, Mars, and I/is. The facred gro'ves their only janc'tuaries. No idols, no imageof their gods. X. Auguries, forms of divination by chances, from the neighing of hoijes, and from captives taken in war. XI. Authority of the chiefs, how limited; public afimblies, and their dilatory meeting. XII. Pains and penalties: fines for dzferent o¿ences, part to the peiyon injured, and part to the chief, or the community. XIII. All bu/ine/s debated un der arms. The jpear and jbield given to the young men before the afimbly of the ¿ate; after that ceremony manhood begins. The companions of the Chieftains, and the 'valour and principles of both. War and rapine the only refources of the chief's to fupport their followers. Cultivation of the foil neglec'ted. XV. Indolence 02f the Germans in time of peace. The care if the oufehold left to the woo men. The cu¿om offending prejents to the chief}. XVI. Form of their 'villages; no contiguous build ings fubterraneous caves. XVII. Brefs of the men and women. XVIII. Form of marriage-con B 2. Tracts.

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