Universal History, Ancient and Modern: From the Earliest Records of Time, to the General Peace of 1801, Band 14

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Isaac Collins and sons, 1804
 

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Seite 229 - 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 291 - It is bounded on the north by the Mediterranean ; on the east by the little river El Arish, (supposed to be the scriptural " River of Egypt,
Seite 245 - Negro wedding : here was neither singing, nor dancing ; nor any other amusement that I could perceive. A woman was beating the drum, and the other women joining at times, like a chorus, by setting up a shrill scream ; and at the same time, moving their tongues from one side of the mouth to the other, with great celerity. I was soon tired, and had...
Seite 208 - The city of Sego, the capital of Bambarra, consists of four distinct towns, two on the northern and two on the southern side of the Niger.
Seite 203 - Bondou they are opulent in a high degree, and enjoy all the necessaries of life in the greatest profusion. They display great skill in the management of their cattle, making them extremely gentle by kindness and familiarity. On the approach of night, they are collected from the woods, and secured in folds, called korrees, which are constructed in the neighbourhood of the different villages. In the middle of each korree is erected a small hut, wherein one or two of the herdsmen 'keep watch during...
Seite 321 - Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like whitened sepulchres, which outwardly indeed appear beautiful, but within are full of dead men's bones, and all uncleanness : 27 so, ye also appear just, outwardly to men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Seite 203 - Mandingoes; but in Bondou they are opulent in a high degree, and enjoy all the necessaries of life in the greatest profusion. They display great skill in the management of their cattle, making them extremely gentle by kindness and familiarity.
Seite 219 - And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
Seite 201 - ... hopeless and hereditary slavery ; and are employed in cultivating the land, in the care of cattle, and in servile offices of all kinds, much in the same manner as the slaves in the West Indies. I was told, however, that the Mandingo master can neither deprive his slave of life, nor sell him to a stranger, without first calling a palaver on his conduct, or, in other words, bringing him to a public trial : But this degree of protection is extended only to the native or domestic slave.
Seite 248 - ... route across it. In some parts of this extensive waste, the ground is covered with low stunted shrubs, which serve as landmarks for the caravans, and furnish the camels with a scanty forage. In other parts the disconsolate wanderer, wherever he turns, sees nothing around him but a vast interminable expanse of sand and sky — a gloomy and barren void, where the eye finds no particular object to rest upon, and the mind is filled with painful apprehensions of perishing with thirst.

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