The Tour of Africa: Containing a Concise Account of All the Countries in that Quarter of the Globe, Hitherto Visited by Europeans; with the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, Volume 3
Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1821
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Page 71 - 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 (Chorus).
Page 68 - I was anxiously looking around for the river, one of them called out, geo affili (see the water), and looking forwards, 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.
Page 96 - 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.
Page 31 - The stillness of the air, the howling of the wild beasts, and the deep solitude of the forest, made the scene solemn and impressive. Not a word was uttered by any of us but in a whisper ; all were attentive and every one anxious to show his sagacity, by pointing out to me the wolves and hyaenas as they glided like shadows from one thicket to another.
Page 30 - ... was not esteemed in Bondou. In return, however, for my company or my compliments (to which by the way, they seemed not so insensible as they affected to be), they presented me with a jar of honey and some fish, which were sent to my lodging; and I was desired to come again to the king a little before sunset.
Page 93 - The burning the grass in Manding exhibits a scene of terrific grandeur. In the middle of the night, I could see the plains and mountains, as far as my eye could reach, variegated with lines of fire; and the light reflected on the sky, made the heavens appear in a blaze.
Page 70 - He immediately sent over one of his chief men, who informed me that the king could not possibly see me until he knew what had brought me into his country ; and that I must not presume to cross the river without the king's permission.
Page 55 - ... their physiognomy without feeling sensible uneasiness. From the staring wildness of their eyes, a stranger would immediately set them down as a nation of lunatics. The treachery and malevolence of their character are manifested in their plundering excursions against the Negro villages. Oftentimes, without the smallest provocation, and sometimes, under the fairest professions of friendship, they will suddenly seize upon the Negroes' cattle, and even on the inhabitants themselves.