AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HENRY M. STANLEY (Google eBook)

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1909
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Page 516 - He is gone who seem'd so great. Gone; but nothing can bereave him Of the force he made his own Being here, and we believe him Something far advanced in State, And that he wears a truer crown Than any wreath that man can weave him. Speak no more of his renown, Lay your earthly fancies down, And in the vast cathedral leave him. God accept him, Christ receive him.
Page 278 - See yonder poor, o'erlabour'd wight, So abject, mean and vile, Who begs a brother of the earth To give him leave to toil ; And see his lordly fellow-worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn.
Page 371 - From the Mountains of the Moon the Egyptian Nile takes its rise. It cuts horizontally the equator in its course north. Many rivers come from this mountain and unite in a great lake. From this lake comes the Nile, the most beautiful and greatest of the rivers of all the earth.
Page 226 - We have been waiting here a long time to see you and are getting tired. All the land south of the Arkansas belongs to the Kiowas and Comanches, and I don't want to give away any of it. I love the land and the buffalo and will not part with it.
Page 59 - Who having been prais'd for bluntness, doth affect A saucy roughness, and constrains the garb Quite from his Nature. He cannot flatter he, An honest mind and plain, he must speak truth, And they will take it so, if not, he's plain.
Page 264 - Smiling cordially, he lifted his cap, and answered briefly, "Yes." This ending all skepticism on my part, my face betrayed the earnestness of my satisfaction as I extended my hand and added, "I thank God, Doctor, that I have been permitted to see you.
Page 395 - The effect which this news had upon me, after the first shock had passed away, was to fire me with a resolution to complete his work, to be, if God willed it, the next martyr to geographical science, or, if my life was to be spared, to clear up not only the secrets of the Great River throughout its course, but also all that remained still problematic and incomplete of the discoveries of Burton and Speke, and Speke and Grant.
Page 420 - will you assist me in this project of a railway to Uganda, for the suppression of the slave-trade, if I can arrange that Crophi and Mophi shall be substituted in place of Gordon Bennett and Mackinnon?' 'Oh, that will not do; that is flat bribery and corruption' ; and, smiling, he rose to his feet, buttoning his coat lest his virtue might yield to the temptation.
Page 190 - After a steady exchange of musketry, which lasted some time, we heard the order: 'Fix Bayonets! On the doublequick!' in tones that thrilled us. There was a simultaneous bound forward, each soul doing his best for the emergency. The Federals appeared inclined to await us ; but, at this juncture, our men raised a yell, thousands responded to it, and burst out into the wildest yelling it has ever been my lot to hear. It drove all sanity and order from among us. It served the double purpose of relieving...
Page 187 - We loaded our muskets and arranged our cartridgepouches ready for use. Our weapons were the obsolete flintlocks, and the ammunition was rolled in cartridgepaper, which contained powder, a round ball, and three buckshot. When we loaded, we had to tear the paper with our teeth, empty a little powder into the pan, lock it, empty the rest of the powder into the barrel, press paper and ball into the muzzle, and ram home.

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