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Exploring the WestThree Travel Narratives$
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Mushirul Hasan

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780198063117

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.001.0001

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Concerning the Highlands

Concerning the Highlands

(p.37) 9 Concerning the Highlands
Exploring the West

Mushirul Hasan

Oxford University Press

In the Highlands, there are few towns, but mountains, forests, and desolate spots abound. There, for twelve months in the year, it snows and rains; but the males of the country, especially the lower orders, are used to the snow and cold that they do not suffer any inconvenience from either. The Highlanders wear a bonnet and jacket, but neither breeches nor boots. Their lower body is covered to the knee with the skirt of their jacket; the knee is bare. Below the knee they wear cotton stockings on their legs, and shoes with buckles on their feet, and carry about with them a double-edged sword. The author learned that their valour and bravery are extraordinary. He also heard stories about Englishmen.

Keywords:   Highlands, Highlanders, mountains, forests, snow, Englishmen

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