Misson, François Maximilien; Goodwin, Timothy [Oth.]; Wotton, Matthew [Oth.]; Manship, Samuel [Oth.]; Tooke, Benjamin [Oth.]
A New Voyage to Italy: With Curious Observations On several other Countries, as Germany, Switzerland, Savoy, Geneva, Flanders, and Holland. Together, With Useful Instructions for those who shall Travel thither. Done out of French. In Two Volumes (Vol. I.) — London: Printed for T. Goodwin, at the Queen's-Head; M. Wotton, at the Three-Daggers in Fleet-street; S. Manship, at the Ship in Cornbil; and B. Took at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleet-street, 1699

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Of the Tarentula. 425
race; pigliarono della medefima, aqua un poco per ciaf-
cheduno, fecero fegno allo Jquadrone, che Jparafie, e con
profondijfimo inchino diflero, ci rivedremo I' anno ven-
turo. Que misiri doppotantasatica, non fi ricordtivano
coja alcana, ma Jolamente fra quella mult it udine di gen-
ts, da cut fi wdevano circondati, chiedevano per pietai
d'efier condotti nelle loro case. Ed io qui mi refio Jodis
satto d’aver-vi fervito in quefta opportunit a cofi breve-
rnente, come bo potuto, sie -non come defideravate. Se in
altro mi commandarete mi travarette Jemper corrispon-
dcnte al vofiro volere: E mi confermo, &c.

All Authors both Ancient and Modern, rank
this sort of Tarentula’s amongtt Spiders. The
kind is called Phalanx, Phalangius, and Phalangium,
by * Pliny and Diofcorides. The firlt of those Au- * Plin. lib.n.
thors is misinformed, when he says, f that there and
are no Tarentula’s in Italy; and that this Insed: tPhXngfnin
* lives in Houses near to Ovens: But otherwise est- Iralite ig-
he gives a very exact description of it. It is cer- n0Cum>W:?S>-
tain, that the Tarentula bites and does not sling, as
seme have writ. Those described by * Olearius,
which he has leen about Kajcban in Per [la, are al- nes&Molas.
moll os the same shape with those in Naples; but fiQ-
if we may believe this Author, they drop their
Poyson like a drop of Water, and neither Bite nor Tom.IJib.j.

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