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Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po: Vol. 1
Richard Francis Burton
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African Steam Ship amongst appeared Ashantis basalt Bathurst beautiful Bencomo blue boats British built called Camaroons Canary Cape Palmas Cape Verde Captain church civilisation climate colony colour consul course dark darkie dwarf East England English European feet Fernando Fernando Po Freetown French Fula Funchal Gambia Gambia river Gold Coast Governor ground Guanche Guinea half hand head hills honour houses Indian island King land latter liberated Africans look Lugo Madeira Mandenga merchants miles missionaries Moslem mountain natives negro Niger once passed Portuguese present race rain remark river rock S'a Leone Santa Cruz Senegal settlement settlers Sherbro Sherbro Island shore Sierra Leone slave Spaniards Spanish steamer strangers tall Tenerife town trade travellers trees tropical upper usual vegetation visited voyages walls West Africa Western Africa whilst wine yellow
Page 171 - Denham, p. 149. writes from Coomassie : — " This place now presents the singular spectacle of a Christian and a Mahomedan agreeing in two particulars — rejecting fetishes, and absenting themselves from human sacrifices and other abominations. The rest of the people, of whatever country they may be, when the king's horns announce anything of the kind, strive who will get there first, to enjoy the agonies of...
Page 88 - On a narrow and sandy beach, houses of dazzling whiteness, with flat roofs, and windows without glass, are built close against a wall of black perpendicular rock, devoid of vegetation.
Page 263 - The white man," writes Mr. Robert Campbell, a mulatto, " who supposes himself respected in Africa because he is white, is grievously mistaken." I distinctly assert the reverse, and every one who Has studied the natural history of man, must have the same opinion. The same egregious nonsense was once propounded before the Ethnological Society — where with some ethnology there is no anthropology — by another "African".
Page 12 - I DO not know a spot on the globe which astonishes and delights, upon your first landing, as the island of Madeira. The voyager embarks, and is in all probability confined to his cabin, suffering under the dreadful protraction of seasickness. Perhaps he has left England in the gloomy close of the autumn, or the frigid concentration of an English winter.
Page 184 - I have travelled east, I have travelled west, north, and south, ascended mountains, dived in mines, but I never knew and never heard mention of so villanous or iniquitous a place as Sierra Leone. I know not where the Devil's Poste Restante is, but the place surely must be Sierra Leone.
Page 214 - ... the liberated Africans are far superior to the rising generation — in energy, in talents, and in honest principles.
Page 57 - When we take into consideration the mildness of the winter and the coolness of the summer, together with the remarkable equability of the temperature during . the day and night, as well as throughout the year, we may safely conclude that the climate of Madeira is the finest in the northern hemisphere.
Page 262 - Leone, I may remark that English ultra-philanthropy has granted at times almost all the wishes of the Ethiopian melodist — " I wish de legislator would set dis darkie free, Oh what a happy place den de darkie world would be ! We'd have a darkie parliament, An...