Wanderings and Adventures in the Interior of Southern Africa, Volum 2


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PÓgina 74 - Under the shade of melancholy boughs, Lose and neglect the creeping hours of time; If ever you have look'd on better days, If ever been where bells have knoll'd to church, If ever sat at any good man's feast, If ever from your eyelids wiped a tear And know what 't is to pity and be pitied, Let gentleness my strong enforcement be: In the which hope I blush, and hide my sword.
PÓgina 79 - How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
PÓgina 78 - Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
PÓgina 22 - still small voice'' comes through the wild Like a father consoling his fretful child, . Which banishes bitterness, wrath and fear, Saying,
PÓgina 60 - There he is," said one of them, as soon as silence could be obtained, pointing to a withered old man, who lay on a little bed in one corner of the apartment. " Are you the schoolmaster, my good friend ?" inquired Stouber. " Yes, sir." " And what do you teach the children ?" " Nothing, sir." " Nothing ! — how is that ?" " Because," replied the old man, with characteristic simplicity,
PÓgina 114 - The ears are grey on the interior, and dark brown on the outer surface. ,"..." In its habits and manners the Aard-wolf resembles the fox: like that animal it is nocturnal, and constructs a subterraneous burrow, at the bottom of which it lies concealed during the daytime, and only ventures abroad on the approach of night to search for food and satisfy the other calls of nature.
PÓgina 42 - The branches of these trees are supported by forked sticks or poles, and there are three tiers or platforms on which the huts are constructed. The lowest is nine feet from the ground, and holds ten huts ; the second, about eight feet high, has three huts ; and the upper story, if it may be so called, contains four. The ascent to these is made by notches cut in the supporting poles, and the huts are built with twigs, thatched with straw, and will contain two persons conveniently.
PÓgina 22 - And the bat flitting forth from his old hollow stone; Where grass, nor herb, nor shrub, takes root, Save poisonous thorns that pierce the foot, And the bitter melon, for food and drink, Is the pilgrim's fare by the Salt...
PÓgina 332 - The indelible impressions already made upon myself by the horrors of an irruption of savages upon a scattered population, almost exclusively engaged in the peaceful occupation of husbandry, are such as to make me look on those I have witnessed in a service of thirty years, ten of which in the most eventful period of war, as trifles to what I have now witnessed ; and compel me to bring under consideration, as forcibly as I am able, the heart-rending position in which a very large portion of the inhabitants...
PÓgina 113 - At first sight it might be easily mistaken for a young striped hysena, so closely does it resemble that animal in the colours and peculiar markings of its fur, and in the mane of long stiff hair which runs along the neck and back : indeed, it is only to be distinguished by its more pointed head, and by the additional fifth toe of the fore feet. The fur is of a woolly texture on the sides and belly, but a mane of coarse, stiff hair, six or seven inches in length, passes along the nape of the neck...

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