The Life of Mungo Park. [The Preface Signed: H. B. With a Portrait and a Map.]

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Fraser & Company, 1835 - 314 Seiten
 

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Seite 103 - The winds roared, and the rains fell. The poor white man, faint and weary, came and sat under our tree. He has no mother to bring him milk — no wife to grind his corn.
Seite 116 - At this moment, painful as my reflections were, the extraordinary beauty of a small moss, in fructification, irresistibly caught my eye. I mention this to shew from what trifling circumstances the mind will sometimes derive consolation ; for though the whole plant...
Seite 254 - 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.
Seite 116 - I saw myself in the midst of a vast wilderness in the depth of the rainy season, naked and alone ; surrounded by savage animals, and men still more savage. I was five hundred miles from the nearest European settlement. All these circumstances crowded at once on my recollection ; and I confess that my spirits began to fail me.
Seite 256 - Mr. Anderson and likewise Mr. Scott are both dead; but though all the Europeans who are with me should die, and though I were myself half dead, I would still persevere; and if I could not succeed in the object of my journey, I would at last die on the Niger.
Seite 110 - Worn down by sickness, exhausted with hunger and fatigue; half naked, and without any article of value, by which I might procure provisions, clothes, or lodging; I began to reflect seriously on my situation.
Seite 78 - Hottentots, a priest is said to sprinkle a new married couple, I began to suspect that the old lady was actuated by mischief, or malice ; but she gave me seriously to understand, that it was a nuptial benediction from the bride's own person ; and which, on such occasions, is always received by the young unmarried Moors as a mark of distinguished favour.
Seite 181 - This was the manner in which I used to ascertain the depth of a river in Africa before I ventured to cross it, judging whether the attempt would be safe by the time the bubbles of air took to ascend.
Seite 125 - Abdulkader, answer me this question. If the chance of war had placed me in your situation, and you in mine, how would you have treated me ? ' 'I would have thrust my spear into your heart,' returned Abdulkader, with great firmness ; ' and I know that a similar fate awaits me.
Seite 100 - 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.

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