An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa: Territories in the Interior of Africa

Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1820 - 547 pagina's

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Pagina 210 - And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same. And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.
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Pagina 452 - ... that instant the cage was opened, and a serpent crept out slowly; he was about four feet long, and eight inches in circumference; his colours were the most beautiful in nature - being bright, and variegated with a deep yellow, a purple, a cream colour, black and brown spotted, &c. As soon as he saw the Arab in the room, his eyes, which were small, and green, kindled as with fire: he erected himself in a second, his head two feet high, and, darting on the defenceless Arab, seized him between the...
Pagina 410 - The news of this occurrence was then conveyed to the Sultan Wawee, until it reached, by water, the territory of Kanjee, in the country of the Sultan Wawee. And we buried it in its earth ; and one of them we saw not at all in the water.
Pagina 410 - Eeaurie called aloud to them, to come out of the vessel, but they would not. They proceeded to the country of Busa, which is greater than that of the Sultan of Eeaurie.
Pagina 496 - ... till the next morning, and so traveled till ten of the clock, and then pitched our tents 'till four, and so traveled as long as day light would suffer, about twenty-six miles that day. The next day being Fryday, I traveled in like order but eight and twenty miles at the most; and by a p river, being about six miles within sight of the Citty of Morocco, wee pitched our tents. Imediately after came all our English Merchants, and the French on horseback, to meete me ; and before night there came...
Pagina 170 - Fas diminished in population twelve or fifteen hundred each day d , insomuch, that in these extensive cities, the mortality was so great, that the living having not time to bury the dead, the bodies were deposited or thrown altogether into large holes, which, when nearly full, were covered over with earth.
Pagina 454 - ... laid him on the ground by a wall, where he sunk into a sleep. This exhibition lasted for about a quarter of an hour from the time the serpents were let loose, until they were called off; and it was more than an hour from that time before he could speak. I thought I could discover that the poisonous fangs had been pulled out of these formidable serpents...
Pagina 30 - Moorish fashion. wide, and eight long, embroidered with silk and gold. When he sits in his apartment, he wears a dagger with a gold hilt, which hangs on his right side : when he goes out, his attendants carry his musket, bow, arrows, and lance. His subjects dress in the same manner, excepting the distinctions of royalty ; viz. the pear, the sashes on the shoulders, and the embroidered leather on the shoes. The sultana wears a caftan, open in front from top to bottom, under this a slip of cotton like...
Pagina 454 - ... to increase its rage. At this instant, I heard the shrill sound of a whistle, and looking towards the door, saw the other Arab applying a call to his mouth ; the serpents listened to the music ; their fury seemed to forsake them by degrees ; they disengaged themselves leisurely from the apparently lifeless carcass ; and creeping towards the cage, they soon entered it, and were immediately fastened in.

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