None was allowed to use or wear Gold but those
of the Imperial race, which were the onely Nobles of
the State; nor durst any one wear Jewels but the Emperor,
the Empress, and their Eldest Son; notwithstanding
that they had an infinite quantity both of
Gold and precious Stones in that World; for they
had larger extents of Gold, then our Arabian Sands;
their pretious Stones were Rocks, and their Diamonds
of several Colours; they used no coyn, but all their
Traffick was by exchange of several Commodities.
|And if any should like the world I have made,
and be willing to be my subjects, they may imagine themselves such, and they are such—I mean
in their minds, fancies or imaginations. But if they cannot endure to be subjects, they may
create worlds of their own and govern themselves as they please.
|© 2020 by Sarah Reitmeier, except text from The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World, published 1666 by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle.