Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains: An Exploration, Volume 2
Tinsley Brothers, 1863 - Abeokuta (Nigeria)
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African altitude appeared arrived ascended base began Bimbia blue brought called Camaroons camp chief clear cloth clouds coast cold cone Crater crossed dark direction distance district east English feet Fernando Fernando Po fire five followed foot forest four grass green ground half hand head height hills huts Isabel islands Judge King Krumen land lava leave less light looked lower Mann miles minutes morning Mount mountain natives nearly night party passed Peak plantain present probably proved rain reached regions rest ridge rising River rocks Saker season seemed seen Selim showed side slope stream summit town traveller trees upper usual Victoria walk whilst wind wood yellow
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Page 254 - I sang a hymn, read a, portion of Scripture, and engaged in prayer, in which we specially implored the Lord to visit the dark places of the earth with the light of His glorious Gospel. Smith and I conversed much with Copper to-day about the necessity of a change of heart. It is very gratifying to me to be able to state that light seems gradually shining upon this man's mind. He has already abandoned a few of his country practices, and will, I hope, be given to us as the first-fruit of our labours....
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Page 151 - Victoria mountain now proved to be a shell of a huge double crater opening to the south-eastward, where a tremendous torrent of fire had broken down the weaker wall, the whole interior and its accessible breach now lay before me plunging down in vertical cliff. The depth of the bowl may be 360 feet. The total diameter of the two, which are separated by a rough partition of lava, 1,000 feet.
Page 97 - How fading and insipid do all objects accost us that are not conveyed in the vehicle of delusion ! How shrunk is everything as it appears in the glass of nature ! So that, if it were not for the assistance of artificial mediums, false lights, refracted angles, varnish, and tinsel, there would be a mighty level in the felicity and enjoyments of mortal men.
Page 254 - ... the way. True, I did not entertain the slightest apprehensions of personal danger, yet I by no means imagined that my path would be a smooth one. Indeed from the day of my arrival at Bwea, I plainly foresaw that we should meet with opposition before our departure. It was not to be expected that Satan would sit quietly and see one of his strongholds attacked without retaliation. But greater is He that is for us than they who are against us. The prey of the enemy will yet be plucked from his teeth,...
Page 152 - The total diameter of the two, which are separated by a rough partition of lava, 1,000 feet. . . . Not a blade of grass, not a thread of moss, breaks the gloom of this Plutonic pit, which is as black as Erebus, except where the fire has painted it red or yellow.
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