Africa Described, in Its Ancient and Present State: Including Accounts from Bruce, Ledyard, Lucas, Horneman, Park, Salt, Jackson, Sir F. Henniker, Belzoni, the Portuguese Missionaries, and Others, Down to the Recent Discoveries by Major Denham, Dr. Oudney, and Captain Clapperton

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1828 - 291 Seiten
 

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Seite 199 - I never addressed myself in the language of decency and friendship, without receiving a decent and friendly answer; with man it has often been otherwise.
Seite 201 - See the water!'), and, looking forwards, I saw with infinite pleasure the great object of my mission — the longsought-for majestic Niger, glittering to the morning sun, as broad as the Thames at Westminster, and flowing slowly to the eastward. I hastened to the brink, and having drunk of the water, lifted up my fervent thanks in prayer to the Great Ruler of all things, for having thus far crowned my endeavours with success.
Seite 205 - ... they had in the canoe into the river, and kept firing; but being overpowered by numbers and fatigue, and unable to keep up the canoe against the current, and no probability of escaping, Mr. Park took hold of one of the white men, and jumped into the water; Martyn did the same, and they were drowned in the stream in attempting to escape.
Seite 200 - a generous action: in so free and kind a manner did they contribute to " my relief, that if I was dry, I drank the sweetest draught; and if hungry, " I ate the coarsest morsel with a double relish.
Seite 63 - It appeared to me like entering a city of giants, who, after a long conflict, were all destroyed, leaving the ruins" of their various temples as the only proofs of their former existence.
Seite 205 - ... threw every thing they had in the canoe into the river, and kept firing ; but being overpowered by numbers and fatigue, and unable to keep up the canoe against the current, and no probability of escaping, Mr. Park took hold of one of the white men, and jumped...
Seite 216 - I rode still onwards, and on approaching a spot less thickly planted, was not a little surprised to see in front of me a body of several thousand cavalry drawn up in line, and extending right and left...
Seite 260 - ... espied a huge lion couching in the midst of the pool ; terrified at the unexpected sight of such a beast, that seemed to have his eyes fixed upon him, he instantly took to his heels, leaving the cattle to shift for themselves.
Seite 216 - Bornou troops remained quite steady, without noise or confusion, and a few horsemen, who were moving about in front, giving directions, were the only persons out of the ranks. On the Arabs...
Seite 240 - God has given you all great talents, but what are we to do? The Arabs who come here will have nothing else but slaves: why don't you send us your merchants? You know us now; and let them bring their women with them, and live amongst us, and teach us what you talk to me about so often, to build houses and boats, and make rockets.

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