A Collection of the Most Celebrated Voyages & Travels, from the Discovery of America to the Present Time: Arranged in Systematic Order, Geographical and Chronological. The Whole Exhibiting a Faithful and Lively Delineation of the World. Carefully Selected from Writers of Different Nations. In Four Volumes, Volume 3
Mackenzie and Dent, 1818
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Page 197 - Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.
Page 90 - With the assistance of one of the soldiers I have changed a large canoe into a tolerably good schooner, on board of which I this day hoisted the British flag, and shall set sail to the east with the fixed resolution to discover the termination of the Niger or perish in the attempt.
Page 8 - ... the northward, when I felt the heat of its current plainly upon my face. We all lay flat on the ground, as if dead, till Idris told us it was blown over. The meteor, or purple haze, which I saw, was indeed passed, but the light air that still blew was of heat to threaten suffocation.
Page 90 - Mr. Anderson and likewise Mr. Scott are both dead ; but though all the Europeans who are with me should die, and though I were myself half dead, I would still persevere ; and if I could not succeed in the object of my journey, I would at last die on the Niger.
Page 54 - The air was sweet and plaintive, and the words, literally translated, were these. "The winds roared, and the rains fell. The poor white man, faint and weary, came and sat under our tree. He has no mother to bring him milk; no wife to grind his corn.
Page 8 - I saw from the southeast a haze come, in colour like the purple part of the rainbow, but not so compressed or thick. It did not occupy twenty yards in breadth, and was about twelve feet high from the ground. It was a kind of...
Page 6 - NW of us, we saw a number of prodigious pillars of sand at different distances, at times moving with great celerity, at others stalking on with a majestic slowness; at intervals we thought they were coming in a few minutes to overwhelm us; and small quantities of sand did actually more than once reach us. Again they would retreat so as to be almost out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds.
Page 169 - Thou makest darkness, that it may be night ; wherein all the beasts of the forest do move.
Page 305 - Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.