The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa: In the Year 1805

Edward Earle. William Fry, printer, 1815 - 302페이지

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94 페이지 - And though the number of them be perhaps double to what it was formerly, by reason of this present great distress, yet in all times there have been about one hundred thousand of those vagabonds, who have lived without any regard or subjection either to the laws of the land, or even those of God and nature ; fathers incestuously accompanying with their own daughters, the son with the mother, and the brother with the sister.
94 페이지 - In years of plenty many thousands of them meet together in the mountains, where they feast and riot for many days; and at country weddings, markets, burials, and other the like public occasions, they are to be seen both men and women perpetually drunk, cursing, blaspheming, and fighting together.
72 페이지 - With the assistance of one of the soldiers I have changed a large canoe into a tolerably good schooner, on board of which I this day hoisted the British flag, and shall set sail to the east with the fixed resolution to discover the termination of the Niger or perish in the attempt. I have heard nothing that I can depend on respecting the remote course of this mighty stream, but I am more and more inclined to think that it can end nowhere but in the sea. ' My dear friend Mr Anderson, and likewise...
291 페이지 - There is before this village a rock across the whole breadth of the river; one part of the rock is very high; there is a large opening in that rock in the form of a door, which is the only passage for the water to pass through ; the tide current is here very strong.
28 페이지 - ... seem to have produced in him feelings of disgust and impatience, which he had perhaps rarely experienced in the deserts of Africa. His strong sense of the irksomeness of this way of life broke out from him upon many occasions ; especially, when previously to his undertaking his second African mission, one of his nearest relations expostulated with him on the imprudence of again exposing himself to dangers which he had so very narrowly escaped, and perhaps even to new and still greater ones ;...
69 페이지 - I shall only observe that no event which took place during the journey, ever threw the smallest gloom over my mind, till I laid Mr: Anderson in the grave. I then felt myself, as if left a second time lonely and friendless amidst the wilds of Africa.
74 페이지 - I think it not unlikely but I shall be in England before you receive this — You may be sure that I feel happy at turning my face towards home. We this morning have done with all intercourse with the natives; and the sails are now hoisting for our departure for the coast.
290 페이지 - I had taken from me ; some were for killing me, and some for preserving my life. The next morning early the king sent an army to a village called Boussa, near the river side.
42 페이지 - I saw with infinite pleasure the great object of my mission — the long sought for majestic Niger, glittering to the morning sun, as broad as the Thames at Westminster, and flowing slowly to the eastward.
19 페이지 - ... alluding to the great aggravation of the evil arising from the European Slave Trade), the author concludes his remarks as follows : " Such are the general outlines of that system of slavery which " prevails in Africa ; and it is evident from its nature and extent that it is a " system of no modern date. It probably had its origin in the remote ages o£ " antiquity, before the Mahomedans explored a passage across the...

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