The Foundation of British East Africa

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H. Marshall & son, 1901 - Uganda - 271 pages
 

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Page 52 - He hath showed His people the power of His works, that He may give them the heritage of the heathen.
Page 17 - But no! they rubb'd through yesterday In their hereditary way, And they will rub through, if they can, To-morrow on the selfsame plan, Till death arrive to supersede, For them, vicissitude and need.
Page 112 - incredible as it may appear to be, I have seen one, two, or three of the wretched palace w"omen led away to execution, tied by the hand, and dragged along by one of the body guard.
Page 116 - It is not the mere preacher, however, that is wanted here. The bishops of Great Britain collected, with all the classic youth of Oxford and Cambridge, would effect nothing, by mere talk, with the intelligent people of Uganda. It is the practical Christian tutor, who can teach people how to become Christians, cure their diseases, construct dwellings, understand and exemplify agriculture, and turn his hand to anything—
Page 71 - Arcanum natura caput non prodidit ulli, Nee licuit populis parvum te, Nile, videre, Amovitque sinus, et gentes maluit ortus Mirari, quam nosse, tuos. Consurgere in ipsis Jus tibi solstitiis, aliena crescere bruma.
Page 37 - Some say that people have ascended the mountain, and one of them began to laugh and clap his hands, and threw himself down on the further side of the mountain. The others were afraid of being seized with the same fit, and so came back. It
Page 125 - such districts and countries as I may explore, for the benefit of the commercial world. The mission is supported by a philanthropic society, which numbers noble-minded men of several nations. It is not a religious society; but my instructions are entirely
Page 25 - We were dreamers, dreaming greatly, in the man-stifled town ; We yearned beyond the sky-line, where the strange roads go down.
Page 104 - the improvement of the savage tribes of the White Nile is the annihilation of the slave trade. Until this be effected, no legitimate commerce can be established, neither is there an opening for missionary enterprise; the country is sealed and closed against all improvement.
Page 222 - been admitted in principle by all the parties to the Act of Berlin that a claim of sovereignty in Africa can only be maintained by real occupation of the territory claimed.

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