An Interesting Narrative of the Travels of James Bruce, Esq., Into Abyssinia: To Discover the Source of the Nile (Google eBook)

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Samuel Etheridge, 1798 - Abyssinia - 388 pages
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Page 232 - 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 232 - And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat; and it was so.
Page 232 - And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air...
Page 294 - ... which had uniformly and without exception followed them all. Fame, riches, and honour had been held out for a series of ages to every individual...
Page 235 - ... full that he is in constant danger of being choked. This is a mark of grandeur. The greater the man would seem to be, the larger piece he takes in his mouth ; and the more noise he makes in chewing it, . the more polite he is thought to be. They have, indeed, a proverb that says, " Beggars and thieves only eat small pieces, or without making a noise.
Page 221 - A large broad fillet was bound upon their forehead, and tied behind their head. In the middle of this was a horn, or a conical piece of silver, gilt, about four inches long, much in the shape of our common candle extinguishers. This is called kirn, or horn, and is only worn in reviews or parades after victory.
Page 335 - His left hand is employed -grasping the sword by the handle, and about fourteen inches of the blade is covered with whip-cord. This part he takes in his right hand, without any danger of being hurt by it ; and, though the edges of the lower part of the sword are as sharp as a razor, he carries it without a scabbard.
Page 384 - ... 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 205 - I thought we were to pitch our tent: the drivers suddenly tripped up the cow, and gave the poor animal a very rude fall upon the ground, which was but the beginning of her sufferings. One of them sat across her neck, holding down her head by the horns, the other twisted the halter about her...
Page 337 - ... came out from the thicket apparently in great anger, running upon the horses and men with all the violence it was master of.

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