Lights and Shadows of African History, 第 10 巻

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37 ページ - The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold ; Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them : the oars were silver ; Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water, which they beat, to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes.
86 ページ - Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib ? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow ? or will he harrow the valleys after thee ? Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great or wilt thou leave thy labour to him?
54 ページ - Where slaves once more their native land behold, No fiends torment, no Christians thirst for gold. To Be, contents his natural desire, He asks no Angel's wing, no Seraph's fire; But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company.
37 ページ - Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were lovesick with them; the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggared all description: she did lie In her pavilion, cloth-of-gold of tissue, O'erpicturing that Venus where we see The fancy outwork nature.
37 ページ - O'er-picturing that Venus where we see The fancy outwork nature: on each side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-colour'd fans, whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did . . . Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides, So many mermaids, tended her i...
230 ページ - I shall only observe that no event which took place during the journey, ever threw the smallest gloom over my mind, till I laid Mr: Anderson in the grave. I then felt myself, as if left a second time lonely and friendless amidst the wilds of Africa.
91 ページ - It appeared to me like entering a city of giants, who, after a long conflict, were all destroyed, leaving the ruins" of their various temples as the only proofs of their former existence.
219 ページ - ... he must inevitably have been dashed to pieces. The shepherds being anxious to proceed, gave themselves little trouble about me or my horse, and kept walking on at a considerable distance. It was about eleven o'clock, as I stopped to drink a little water at a rivulet (my companions being near a quarter of a mile before me), that I heard some people calling to each other, and presently a loud screaming, as from a person in great distress. I immediately conjectured that a lion had taken one of the...
88 ページ - Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon : 12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife : and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister : that it may be well with me for thy sake ; and my soul shall live because of thee.
288 ページ - In this island we stayed certain days, going every day on shore to take the inhabitants, with burning and spoiling their towns ; who before were Sapies, and were conquered by the Samboses, inhabitants beyond Sierra Leona.

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