History of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope: From Its Discovery to the Year 1819

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J. C. Juta, 1869 - Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) - 530 pages
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Page 397 - With the silent Bush-boy alone by my side ; Away, away, in the wilderness vast, Where the white man's foot hath never passed, And the quivered Coranna or Bechuan Hath rarely crossed with his roving clan ; A region of emptiness, howling and drear, Which man hath abandoned from famine and fear...
Page 13 - Have passed the bounds which jealous Nature drew To veil her secret shrine from mortal view: Hear from my lips what direful woes attend, And, bursting, soon shall o'er your race descend ! With every bounding keel that dares my rage Eternal war my rocks and storms shall wage; The next proud fleet that through my drear domain...
Page 397 - A region of drought, where no river glides, Nor rippling brook with osiered sides ; Where sedgy pool nor bubbling fount, Nor tree nor cloud nor misty mount, Appears to refresh the aching eye, But the barren earth and the burning sky, And the blank horizon round and round, Spread, void of living sight or sound.
Page 480 - Colony and Natal by employing them upon public works which will tend to open up their country; by establishing institutions for the education of their children and the relief of their sick ; by introducing among them institutions of a civil character suited to their present condition...
Page 12 - With such mad seas the daring Gama fought, For many a day, and many a dreadful night, Incessant, labouring round the stormy Cape ; By bold ambition led, and bolder thirst Of gold.
Page 318 - I do not want your subjects' cattle ; I am sent for the Colonial cattle which have been stolen, and which I will have.' ' Then,' said the Chief, ' allow me to send Umtini, my principal Councillor, forward to tell my people I am here, that they must not drive away their cattle, and that the cattle of your nation will be alone selected.
Page 303 - We have a notable good law at Corinth, Where, if an idle fellow outruns reason, Feasting and junketing at furious cost, The sumptuary proctor calls upon him And thus begins to sift him. — You live well, But have you well to live ? You squander freely, Have you the wherewithal ? Have you the fund For these out-goings ? If you have, go on ! If you have not...
Page 316 - You voluntarily placed yourself in our hands as a hostage ; you are, however, to look upon me as having full power over you, and if you attempt to escape, you will assuredly be shot.* I consider my nation at peace with yours, and I shall not molest your subjects provided they are peaceable. When they bring the cattle according to your command, I shall select the bullocks and return the cows and calves to them.
Page 374 - They did so, fully expecting they had vanquished his resolution, when, to the astonishment of all, he stood up a ghastly spectacle, broiled alive ! his smoking flesh hanging in pieces from his body, and composedly asked his tormentors, 'What do you wish me to do now?' They repeated their demand, but he resolutely asserted his innocence, and begged them to put him out of his misery ; and as they were now getting tired of their labour, they made a running noose on the rheim around his neck, jerked...

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