Travels in Africa: Performed During the Years 1785, 1786, and 1787, in the Western Countries of that Continent. Comprized Between Cape Blanco of Barbary, 20° 47 ̀and Cape Palmas, 4° and 30' North Latitude. Embellished with a General Map of Africa, Corrected from the Most Authentic Discoveries, Volume 1

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M. Jones, 1803 - 362 pages
 

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Page 255 - What if the lion in his rage I meet ! — Oft in the dust I view his printed feet: And, fearful ! oft, when day's declining light Yields her pale empire to the mourner night, By hunger...
Page 255 - Or moss-crown'd fountains mitigate the day, In vain ye hope the green delights to know Which plains more blest, or verdant vales, bestow : Here rocks alone, and tasteless sands, are found ; And faint and sickly winds for ever howl around. " Sad was the hour, and luckless was the day,
Page 209 - ... years. They also possessed several other islands ; and, passing into Europe and Africa, subdued all Lybia as far as Egypt, and all Europe to Asia Minor. At length the island sunk under water; and for a long time afterwards the sea thereabouts was full of rocks and shelves.
Page 255 - At that dead hour the silent asp shall creep, If aught of rest I find, upon my sleep ; Or some swoln serpent twist his scales around, And wake to anguish with a burning wound. Thrice happy they, the wise contented poor...
Page 73 - Of the Senegambian nations, the Mandingoes are remarkable for their industry ; and, of all the inter-tropical races have shown the greatest energy of character. Their features are regular, their character generous and open, and their manners gentle. Their hair is of the kind termed completely woolly. The Fulahs, another Senegambian people, forge iron and silver, and work skilfully in leather and wood, and fabricate cloth. An intelligent French traveller describes them as fine men, robust and courageous,...
Page 74 - ... deviation from the form which may be looked upon as the common type of the human head. We are assured, for example, by M. Golberry, that the loloffs, whose colour is a deep transparent black, and who have woolly hair, are robust and well made, and have regular features. Their countenances, he says, are ingenuous, and inspire confidence : they are honest, hospitable, generous, and faithful. The women are mild, very pretty, well made, and of agreeable manners. On the other side of the equinoctial...
Page 255 - By hunger rous'd, he scours the groaning plain, Gaunt wolves and sullen tigers in his train : Before them Death with shrieks directs their way, Fills the wild yell, and leads them to their prey. Sad was the hour, and luckless was the day, When first from Schiraz
Page 75 - This race of Negroes, the most handsome and the finest black of all those dependent upon the government of the Senegal, proves that the deepest colour does not arise solely from the heat of the climate, nor the being more subjected to the vertical rays of the sun, but results from other causes. For the...
Page 72 - Their women are handsome and sprightly. The colour of their skin is a kind of reddish black; their countenances are regular, and their hair is longer and not so woolly as that of the common Negroes...
Page 58 - Although the vertex appears fliarp, and the exacT: refemblance of a cone, yet it is flat for the extent of an acre of ground, in the centre of which is a dreadful volcano, which frequently breaks out into flames, fo violent as to make the whole ifland with an incredible force.

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