An Interesting Narrative of the Travels of James Bruce, Esq. Into Abyssinia, to Discover the Source of the Nile: Abridged from the Original Work

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H.D. Symonds, Paternoster-Row., 1814 - 373 pages
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Page 218 - And God said, Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed ; to you it shall be for meat.
Page 369 - ... did actually more than once reach us. Again they would retreat so as to be almost out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. There the tops often separated from the bodies ; and these, once disjoined, dispersed in the air, and did not appear more.
Page 320 - Dextrous, too, as the riders are, the elephant sometimes reaches them with his trunk, with which he dashes the horse against the ground, and then sets his feet upon him, till he tears him limb from limb with his proboscis ; *a great many hunters die this way.
Page 218 - It is infamy for a man to go to market to buy any thing. He cannot carry water or bake bread ; but he must wash the clothes belonging to both sexes, and, in this function, the women cannot help him.
Page 353 - The inside of her lip she had made black with antimony. Her ears reached down to her shoulders, and had the appearance of wings ; she had in each of them a large ring of gold, somewhat smaller than a man's little finger, and about five inches diameter.
Page 223 - In the mean time, those within are very much elevated; love lights all its fires, and every thing is permitted with absolute freedom. There is no...
Page 279 - I ran down the hill, towards the little island of green sods, which was about two hundred yards distant; the whole side of the hill was thick grown over with flowers, the large bulbous roots of which appearing above the surface of the ground, and their skins coming off on treading upon them, occasioned...
Page 208 - Sierra occupied by the 3d division of infantry. — One division of French infantry arrived at the top of the ridge...
Page 201 - ... of the heavens. Other countries are not like this, though this was never so bad as it is now. These wretches here are enemies to strangers; if they saw you alone in your own parlour, their first thought would be how to murder you ; though they knew they were to get nothing by it, they would murder you for mere mischief.
Page 16 - Tyre seems to have been only a concealment of their knowledge of cochineal, as, had they depended upon the fish for their dye, if the whole city of Tyre applied to nothing else but fishing, they would not have coloured twenty yards of cloth in a year.

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