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An Interesting Narrative of the Travels of James Bruce, Esq., Into Abyssinia ...
Samuel Shaw,James Bruce
No preview available - 2015
Abreha Abyssinia Alexandria Algiers ancient appeared Arabia Arabs army arrived Axum Ayto beasts Begemder besore boat brought Bruce Cairo called camels carried Christians church consined Damot danger death desert disferent dissiculty east Edom Egypt Ethiopia fame Fasil feet Fezzan friends Galla Geesh Gojam gold Gondar ground Gulf Gusho hand horse hyŠnas immediately India inhabitants island Iteghe Jidda journey king king's kingdom Koreish leave Mahomet Mahometans manner Masuah Mecca miles morning mountains Naybe never night Nile o'clock observed ossicers Ozoro palace passed plain priests prince province Ptolemy queen Ras Michael received Red Sea reign religion river seemed Sennaar sent servants Shekh side sield sigure sinished sire sirst sish sive slesh soldiers sussicient Tecla Haimanout temple tent thing Tigre tion took town trade traveller trees tribe vessel village violent wind Yambo Yasous
Page 236 - 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 236 - 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 286 - ... 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 239 - ... 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 213 - 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 327 - 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 376 - ... 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 197 - 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...