The life and adventures of Nathaniel Pearce: written by himself, during a residence in Abyssinia from the years 1810 to 1819, together with Mr. Coffin's account of his visit to Gondar, Том 2

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H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1831
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Стр. 347 - God to call me hence do thereby make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in the manner and form following, that is to say, First...
Стр. 349 - Alexandria: hereby revoking all former will or wills by me at any time heretofore made, and do hereby declare this to be my last will and Testament.
Стр. 48 - GOJEE. sand bullocks and ten thousand pieces of cloth were to be distributed, on account of his late father, Colasse, who had desired him to do so on his death-bed. A large dass was made on a plain at the back of which was a great wood, which Liban had fixed upon to hide his Galla horsemen. On the day appointed the plain was filled with old monks and poor of all sorts, lame and blind ; but, before he carried his bloody deed into effect...
Стр. 10 - ... to the Mohammedan or Christian religion, the inhabitants on the appearance of the small-pox burn their villages and retire to a distance. As the diseased are consumed along with the houses in which they dwell, fathers, mothers, and the nearest relations, if unable to remove, fall indiscriminately a sacrifice to this barbarous practice. Horrid as it may appear, the natives esteem it a prudent, as well as a humane method of stopping the progress of a frightful malady, and reproach the Christians...
Стр. 83 - Ill, 112. the alarm, had not one of the slaves knocked her down senseless, and threatened her life if she even sobbed. Every thing was carried away by stealth to the giddam of Temben ; and on the second night after his death his body was wrapped up in a clean cloth, and, as if stolen, was taken by the slaves, Mr. Coffin, and Buggerunde Tusfu, over the wall of his garden to the church, where they had already opened...
Стр. 292 - ... privations. His countenance is handsome, a little inclining to the Roman ; his teeth are white and regular ; his hair is jet black and in profusion, and, which is very remarkable in that country, his large expressive penetrating eye is of a dark-gray. His complexion, as well as that of his family, is fair for an Abyssinian, and indeed he sometimes makes it his boast that he is descended from white people, — a circumstance which the great antiquity of his race renders by no means improbable....
Стр. 84 - Allicar Barhe and the Abuna were informed of the event; but before they arrived the others had taken up the bones of Manasse, which were in a great coffin made out of the door of his house when he died in December 1809. The Ras's body was put beneath, and...
Стр. 6 - It is surprising how these poor creatures endure their labour, having to pass over mountains and the worst roads, where at times they are obliged to crawl on their hands and feet up steep precipices, with the jars on their backs, yet they are seldom known to break the jars, though ever so much crowded on their march. They always keep together in gangs, in the rear of the army, and in • This meal only needs mixing with water, when it becomes fit for eating.
Стр. 224 - ... the only way to put an end to such songs is to be generous and give each gang a cow. On all great holidays the women go to the premises of the different chiefs, where they sing in praise of each...
Стр. 292 - ... the nature of his pursuits, it was not to be expected that his habits should have been distinguished by a very rigid morality. But the Ras, a little time before Mr. Coffin left the country, when he had become settled in his government, began to devote his thoughts seriously to religious subjects. He dismissed all his wives with a handsome provision, except the daughter of Hilier Mariam whom he had recently married, and to confirm his promise of remaining * Teuce, vol ii « 8* faithful to her...

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