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Missionary travels and researches in South Africa

including a sketch of sixteen years" residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the west coast; thence across the continent, down the river Zambesi, to the eastern ocean.

by Livingstone, David

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Published by Harper & Brothers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Missions -- South Africa,
  • South Africa -- Description and travel,
  • Africa, Southern -- Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    Published also, the same year, with title: Livingstone"s travels and researches in South Africa.

    Other titlesLivingstone"s travels and researches in South Africa.
    StatementBy David Livingstone ... With portrait; maps by Arrowsmith; and numerous illustrations.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT731 .L742
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiv, 732 p.
    Number of Pages732
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13567192M
    LC Control Number05015251
    OCLC/WorldCa25943867

    At this season the grass becomes so dry as to crumble to powder in the hands; so the poor beasts stood wearily chewing, without taking a single fresh mouthful, and lowing painfully at the smell of water in our vessels in the wagons. I sometimes felt annoyed at the low estimation in which some of my hunting friends were held; for, believing that the chase is eminently conducive to the formation of a brave and noble character, and that the contest with wild beasts is well adapted for fostering that coolness in emergencies, and active presence of mind, which we all admire, I was naturally anxious that a higher estimate of my countrymen should be formed in the native mind. It takes a keen ear to distinguish the voice of the lion from that of the silly ostrich. Thomas Dick, "The Philosophy of Religion" and "The Philosophy of a Future State", it was gratifying to find my own ideas, that religion and science are not hostile, but friendly to each other, fully proved and enforced.

    Some very minor wear to head and tail of spine. Some of their wives, like those of the companions of Ulysses of old, wearied by their long absence, had married other husbands. But how is it that the natives, being so vastly superior in numbers to the Boers, do not rise and annihilate them? The man whose shoulder was wounded showed me his wound actually burst forth afresh on the same month of the following year. It is as stagnant as the lake itself.

    Abbey, Travel, They say that they wish their mouths to be like those of oxen, and not like those of zebras. But the great object of his expedition was only partially attained. A letter from Sechele to Mr. Thinking it to be a lion, he galloped up to her. The plan pursued is the following: one or two friendly tribes are forced to accompany a party of mounted Boers, and these expeditions can be got up only in the winter, when horses may be used without danger of being lost by disease.


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Missionary travels and researches in South Africa book

Moffat, I was induced to turn my thoughts to Africa; and after a more extended course of theological training in England than I had enjoyed in Glasgow, I embarked for Africa inand, after a voyage of three months, reached Cape Town.

And while foreigners imagine that we want the spirit only to overturn capitalists and aristocracy, we are content to respect our laws till we can change them, and hate those stupid revolutions which might sweep away time-honored institutions, dear alike to rich and poor.

A long time after the period of our visit, the chief of the Lake, thinking to make soldiers of them, took the trouble to furnish them with shields. It ought to have been an ox. If left undisturbed, it comes forth as a beautiful butterfly: the transmutation was sometimes employed by me with good effect when speaking with the natives, as an illustration of our own great change and resurrection.

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The wife was maid-of-all-work in doors, while the husband was Jack-at-all-trades outside.

Missionary travels and researches in South Africa;

They were paid at the rate of one shilling a day and a large loaf of bread between six of them. Even melons in a garden may be made bitter by a few bitter kengwe in the vicinity.

Their good word in the aggregate forms a reputation which may be well employed in procuring favor for the Gospel. To be sure they returned about as poor as they went, for their gun and their one suit of red and white cotton were all that they had saved, every thing else having been expended during their long journey.

As some of the Bamangwato people had accompanied me to Kuruman, I was obliged to restore them and their goods to their chief Sekomi.

This peculiar state is probably produced in all animals killed by the carnivora; and if so, is a merciful provision by our benevolent Creator for lessening the pain of death.

Living ever since on the same plains with the Bushmen, subjected to the same influences of climate, enduring the same thirst, and subsisting on similar food for centuries, they seem to supply a standing proof that locality is not always sufficient of itself to account for difference in races.

Missionary Travels Researches South Africa, First Edition

In he discovered the great falls of the Zambesi and named them the Victoria Falls. I am glad, I am quite pleased. His gun, a flint one, missed fire in both barrels; the lion immediately left me, and, attacking Mebalwe, bit his thigh.

School was over at eleven, when the husband set about his work as gardener, smith, or carpenter, while his wife busied herself with domestic matters -- baking bread, a hollow in a deserted ant-hill serving for an oven; churning butter in an earthen jar; running candles; making soap from ashes containing so little alkaline matter that the ley had to be kept boiling for a month or six weeks before it was strong enough for use.

At Lotlakani a little reedanother spring three miles farther down, we met with the first Palmyra trees which we had seen in South Africa; they were twenty-six in number. He set out early in November, the chief with a large body of retainers accompanying him as far as the Falls of Mosioatunye, the most remarkable piece of natural scenery in all Africa, which no European had ever seen or heard of.

He had spoken it but little for thirteen years; and for three and a half, except for a short time at Loanda, not at all. Sekwebu became a great favorite on shipboard, but he was bewildered by the crowd of new ideas that rushed upon his mind. Sebituane, though the greatest warrior in the south, always leading his men to battle in person, was still anxious for peace.

A small piece of land, sufficient for a garden, was purchased when we first went to live with them, though that was scarcely necessary in a country where the idea of buying land was quite new. But traders came in the train of the missionaries, and sold guns and powder to the Bechuanas.Missionary travels and researches in South Africa: including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the west coast, thence across the continent, down the River Zambesi, to the eastern oceanBook Edition: First.

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MISSIONARY TRAVELS AND RESEARCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA; Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence Across the Continent, Down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean.