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hiftory of this laft market ha;s been handed down to us in the Icelandic language, from which I Jhall tranflate the following account, as it throws jio inconfiderable light upon the ftate of thofe times with refpeft to commerce and manners. “ Hofkold, of Hofkoldftad,” fays the author, “ went to the iflands of Brenneyar, it being “ efteemed the higheft pleafure to attend an af- “ fembly crowded with the chiefs of every nation “ of whom we have any knowledge: for here “ the kings of Gothic race were obliged, accord- “ ing to a ftanding law, to meet every third year, “ for the purpofe of eftablifhing mutual peace cc throughout their dominions. The market “was exceedingly numerous, and at the fame “ time as fplendid and attraftive, every paufe “ of bufinefs being filled with banquetting, in- “ terludes, plays, and a variety of other enter- “ tainments equally enchanting. One day as " Hofkold took a walk with fome of his attend- C£ ants, he chanced to fee a neat tent at a diftance “ from the reft; curiofity induced him to go that “ way. Having come up to it, he met with a “ man at the door, cloathed in purple, with a “ Ruffian hat on his head. On enquiry, he “ found that his name was Gilli, the Ruffian.— “ Hofkold faid, he had often heard his name, and “ that his fortune was fuperior to that of any “ other merchant; in confequence of which he A 3 expefled

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