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accordingly Africa afternoon appeared arrived attendants Bambarra banks brought called carried cattle chief cloth coffle collect concerning conduct considerable considered continued corn course crossed departed desired distance Dooty dress entered European five formed four frequently Gambia give given gold ground hand head hills hopes horse immediately inhabitants Jarra journey Kaarta Karfa kind king kingdom leave lodging looking Mandingo manner March means miles Moorish Moors morning natives nature nearly necessary Negroes never night o'clock observed offered passed person present proceed provisions purchase rain reached received remained rest river road salt sand season seemed seen Sego sent side sitting situation Slatees slaves soon sort stopped strangers stream taken tent thing thought tion told took town travelled tree village whole women woods
Page 294 - 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
Page 440 - I could learn, is never found in any matrix or vein, but always in small grains, nearly in a pure state, from the size of a pin's head, to that of a pea; scattered through a large body of sand or clay; and in this state, it is called by the Mandingoes sanoo munko,
Page 290 - Korro, and Sego See Korro. They are all surrounded with high mud walls; the houses are built of clay, of a square form, with flat roofs ; some of them have two stories, and many of them are whitewashed. Besides these buildings, Moorish mosques are seen in every quarter ; and the streets, though narrow, are broad enough for every useful purpose, in a country where wheel carriages are entirely unknown.
Page 301 - ... in water, has somewhat the appearance of a Spanish olive. The kernel is enveloped in a sweet pulp, under a thin green rind ; and the butter produced from it, besides the advantage of its keeping the whole year without salt, is whiter, firmer, and to my palate of a richer flavour than the best butter I ever tasted made of cow's milk.
Page 389 - I never addressed myself in the language of decency and friendship, without receiving a decent and friendly answer; with man it has often been otherwise.
Page 359 - I reflected that no human prudence or foresight, could possibly have averted my present sufferings. I was indeed a stranger in a strange land, yet I was still under the protecting eye of that Providence who has condescended to call himself the stranger's friend.
Page 226 - Moors have singular ideas of feminine perfection.' The gracefulness of figure and motion, and a countenance enlivened by expression, are by no means essential points in their standard ; with them, corpulence and beauty appear to be terms nearly synonymous. A woman, of even moderate pretensions, must be one who cannot walk without a slave under each arm to support her, and a perfect beauty is a load for a camel.
Page 290 - The circumstance of the Niger's flowing towards the east, and its collateral points, did not, however, excite my surprise; for although I had left Europe in great hesitation on this subject, and rather believed that it ran in the contrary direction,. I had made such frequent inquiries during my progress, concerning this river; and received from Negroes of different nations, such clear and decisive assurances that its general course was towards the rising sun, as scarce left any doubt on my mind ;...
Page 181 - My arrival was no sooner observed, than the people who drew water at the wells threw down their buckets ; those in the tents mounted their horses, and men, women, and children, came running or galloping towards me. I soon found myself surrounded by such a crowd, that I could scarcely move ; one pulled my clothes, another took off my hat, a third stopped me to examine my waistcoat buttons, and a fourth called out, la illah el allah Mahamet rasowl allahi,* and signified, in a threatening manner, that...
Page 264 - The same dismal uniformity of shrubs and sand every where presented itself, and the horizon was as level and uninterrupted as that of the sea. Descending from the tree, I found my horse devouring the stubble and brushwood with great avidity ; and as I was now too faint...