Narrative of a Residence in South Africa

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Moxon, 1835 - 356 páginas
 

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Página 83 - Thou makest darkness, and it is night: Wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. The young lions roar after their prey, And seek their meat from God.
Página 37 - O God of Bethel, by whose hand Thy people still are fed, Who through this weary pilgrimage Hast all our fathers led: 2 Our vows, our prayers, we now present Before Thy throne of grace; God of our fathers, be the God Of their succeeding race! 3 Through each perplexing path of life Our wandering footsteps guide; Give us each day our daily bread, And raiment fit provide. 4 O spread Thy covering wings around, Till all our wanderings cease, And at our Father's loved abode Our souls arrive in peace! 5...
Página 36 - By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song ; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
Página 82 - He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle: and herb for the service of man; That he may bring forth food out of the earth...
Página 136 - ... he was meditating mischief. The Hottentots, by taking a circuit between him and the mountain, crossed the stream, and took a position on the top of a precipice overlooking the spot where he stood. Another party of us occupied a position on the other side of the glen; and placing the poor fellow thus between two fires, which confused his attention and prevented his retreat, we kept battering away at him till he fell, unable again to grapple with us, pierced with many wounds.
Página 304 - Boors sore. What those covetous men could not get from our fathers for old buttons, they took by force. Our fathers were MEN ; they loved their cattle; their wives and children lived upon milk; they fought for their property. They began to hate the colonists, who coveted their all, and aimed at their destruction. "' Now, their kraals and our fathers
Página 136 - ... which we had distinguished by the name of Douglas Water. The dogs were barking round, but afraid to approach him, for he was now beginning to growl fiercely, and to brandish his tail in a manner that showed he was meditating mischief. The Hottentots, by...
Página 299 - Zwartkops river and into the ocean ; ' and then,' said the prophet, ' we will sit down and eat honey !' Ignorant of our vast resources, Makanna probably conceived that, this once effected, the contest was over for ever with the usurping Europeans.
Página 37 - But though the result of our scheme is in the womb of futurity, and although it seems probable that greater perils and privations await us than we had once calculated upon, there yet appears no reason to repent of the course we have taken, or to augur unfavourably of the ultimate issue. Thus far Providence has prospered and protected us. We left not our native land from wanton restlessness or mere love of change, or without very sufficient and reasonable motives. Let us, therefore, go on calmly and...
Página 134 - The approved mode in such cases is to torment him with dogs till he abandons his covert, and stands at bay in the open plain. The whole band of hunters then march forward together, and fire deliberately, one by one. If he does not speedily fall, but grows angry, and turns upon his enemies, they must then stand close in a circle, and turn their horses...

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