The Last journals of David Livingstone v.1, Volume 1

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J. Murray, 1874

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Page 359 - OF) from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles, 1713—83.
Page 168 - We now end 1866. It has not been so fruitful or useful as I intended. Will try to do better in 1867, and be better — more gentle and loving ; and may the Almighty, to whom I commit my way, bring my desires to pass, and prosper me ! Let all the sins of '66 be blotted out, for Jesus
Page 114 - The black loam forms soft slush and floats on the sand. The narrow opening prevents it from moving off in a land-slip, but an oozing spring rises at that spot. All the pools in the lower portion of this spring-course are filled by the first rains ; which happen south of the equator when the sun goes vertically over any spot. The second or greater rains happen in his course north again, when all the bogs...
Page 74 - ... to bind up the broken-hearted ; to proclaim liberty to the captives, the opening of the prison to them that are bound...
Page 204 - Lake, it still appears one of surpassing loveliness. Its peacefulness is remarkable, though at times it is said to be lashed up by storms. It lies in a deep basin whose sides are nearly perpendicular, but covered well with trees ; the rocks which appear are bright - red argillaceous schist ; the trees at present all green : down some of these rocks come beautiful cascades, and buffaloes, elephants, and antelopes wander and graze on the more level spots, while lions roar by night. The level place...
Page 360 - W.) Records of the Rocks; or Notes on the Geology, Natural History, and Antiquities of North and South Wales, Siluria, Devon, and Cornwall.
Page 14 - The effect of travel on a man whose heart is in the right place is that the mind is made more self-reliant : it becomes more confident of its own resources, — there is greater presence of mind.
Page 56 - WE passed a woman tied by the neck to a tree, and dead. The people of the country explained that she had been unable to keep up with the other slaves in a gang, and her master had determined that she should not become the property of any one else if she recovered after resting for a time. I may mention here that we saw others tied up in a similar manner, and one lying in the path shot or stabbed,* for she was in a pool of blood.
Page 256 - ... negotiation ; but treachery was suspected, and they were shot down. Another effort was made with ten goats, and repulsed. This was much to the regret of the head Arabs. It was fortunate for me that the Arab goods were not all sold, for Lake Moero lay in Nsama's country, and without peace no ivory could be bought, nor could I reach the lake.

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