Researches in South Africa: Illustrating the Civil, Moral, and Religious Condition of the Native Tribes : Including Journals of the Author's Travels in the Interior; Together with Detailed Accounts of the Progress of the Christian Missions, Exhibiting the Influence of Christianity in Promoting Civilization, Volume 2
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
able Africa appearance arrival asked attempts authority Bechuanas Bethelsdorp boors Bushmen Caffers called Cape carried cattle cause character chief Christian circumstances civilization Colonel colonial government colonists colony commandoes condition considerable considered continued Cuyler district effects employed establish Excellency fact families farmers feelings friends frontier give given Griqua ground hands hope Hottentots humanity individuals influence inhabitants institution interesting journey kraal labour land landdrost late laws leave letter live manner means measure mind missionaries missions murder natives nature necessary never object observed occasion oppressed party pass period persons possession present reason received remain remarks reply reports request residence respect river savage seen sent Signed slaves society South statement station suffered taken things tion Town tribes Uitenhage visited waggons wish young
Page 328 - The Europeans have scarcely visited any coast, but to gratify avarice, and extend corruption; to arrogate dominion without right, and practise cruelty without incentive.
Page 316 - We are all born savages, whether we are brought into the world in the populous city or in the lonely desert. It is the discipline of education, and the circumstances under which we are placed, which create the difference between the rude barbarian and the polished citizen — the listless savage and the man of commercial enterprise — the man of the woods and the literary recluse.
Page 374 - That all and every Hottentot in the different Districts of this Colony, in the same manner as all Inhabitants, shall have a fixed Place of Abode in some one of the Districts, and that an entry of the same shall be made in the Office of the Fiscal, or the respective Landdrosts, and that they shall not be allowed to change their place of abode from one District to another, without a Certificate from the Fiscal, or Landdrost of the District from which they remove ; which Certificate they shall be bound...
Page 387 - English (Ammanglezi), whom they should drive, before they stopped, across the Zwartkops river and into the ocean "and then," said the prophet, "we will sit down and eat honey!
Page 111 - On this account, when they intend to kill lions, they generally notice where the spring-bucks are grazing at the rising of the sun ; and by observing, at the same time, if they appear frightened and run off, they conclude that they have been attacked by the lion. Marking accurately the spot where the alarm took place, about eleven o'clock in the day, when the sun is powerful, and the enemy they seek is supposed to be fast asleep, they carefully examine the ground, and finding him in a state of unguarded...
Page 373 - Governor and Commander-in-Chief of her Majesty's colony of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, and of the territories and dependencies thereof, and vice-admiral of the same, and her Majesty's high commissioner, &c., &c., &c.
Page 387 - Zwartkops river and into the ocean ; " and then/' said the prophet, " we will sit down and eat honey !" Ignorant of our vast resources, Makanna probably conceived that, this once effected, the contest was over for ever with the usurping Christians.
Page 224 - what we were, savages, but men professing to be taught according to the Gospel. Let us then do accordingly. Live peaceably with all men, if possible : and if impossible, consult those who are placed over you, before you engage in any thing.
Page 224 - Remain together as you have done since I knew you. Then, when the Directors think fit to send you a missionary, you may be ready to receive him. Behave to any teacher you may have sent as one sent of God, as I have great hope that God will bless you in this respect when I am gone to heaven. I feel that I love God, and that He has done much for me of which I am totally unworthy.