Lake Ngami: Or, Explorations and Discoveries During Four Years' Wanderings in the Wilds of Southwestern Africa

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Harper & Brothers, 1856 - 521 páginas

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Página 326 - The names of those who love the Lord." "And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so,
Página 269 - Onward they came, a dark continuous cloud Of congregated myriads numberless, The rushing of whose wings was as the sound Of a broad river, headlong in its course Plunged from a mountain summit; or the roar Of a wild ocean in the autumn storm, Shattering its billows on a shore of rocks.
Página 47 - ... though the whole plant was not larger than the top of one of my fingers, I could not contemplate the delicate conformation of its roots, leaves, and capsula, without admiration. Can that Being (thought I) who planted, watered, and brought to perfection, in this obscure part of the world, a thing which appears of so small importance, look with unconcern upon the situation and sufferings of creatures formed after his own image? — surely not!
Página 239 - With the silent Bush-boy alone by my side : Away — away — in the Wilderness vast, Where the White Man's foot hath never passed, And the quivered Coranna or Bechuan Hath rarely crossed with his roving clan : A region of emptiness, howling and drear, Which Man hath abandoned from famine and fear...
Página 235 - Finding that we were quickly gaining upon them, the male at once slackened his pace, and diverged somewhat from his course ; but seeing that we were not to be diverted from our purpose, he again increased his speed, and with wings drooping so as almost to touch the ground, he hovered round us, now in wide circles, and then decreasing the circumference till he came almost within pistol-shot, when he...
Página 238 - And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, Or that the wild beast may break them.
Página 249 - The head and neck of an ostrich are stuffed, and a small rod introduced. The Bushman intending to attack game whitens his legs with any substance he can procure. He places the feathered saddle on his shoulders, takes the bottom part of the neck in his right hand, and his bow and poisoned arrows in his left. Such as the writer has seen were most perfect mimics of the ostrich, and at a few hundred yards...
Página 98 - ... every screw in our boxes had been drawn, and the horn handles of our instruments as well as our combs, were split into fine laminae. The lead dropped out of our pencils, our...
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Página 437 - ... proposal, when another peal of mirth ensued. Mahuto, who was a sensible and shrewd woman, stated that the plan, though hopeless, was a good one, as she often thought our custom was much better than theirs. It was reasonable that woman should attend to household affairs, and the lighter parts of...

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