Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile: In the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, & 1773

Aarchibald Constable and Company, 1813

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Página 482 - And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed ; to you it shall be for meat.
Página 484 - To prevent this, Saul caused to be rolled to him a great stone, and ordered those that killed their oxen, to cut their throats upon that stone. This was the only lawful way of killing animals for food ; the tying of the ox, and throwing it upon the ground, was not permitted as equivalent. The Israelites did probably in that case, as the...
Página 487 - I may so call them, about twice as big as a pan-cake, and something thicker and tougher. It is unleavened bread of a sourish taste, far from being disagreeable, and very easily digested, made of a grain called teff. It is of different colours, from black to the colour of the whitest wheat-bread.
Página 411 - Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.
Página 312 - He conducted us through a court- yard planted with jasmine, to a very neat, and, at the same time, large room, furnished with a silk sofa : the floor was covered with Persian carpets and cushions. All round, flowers and green leaves were strewed upon the outer yard : and the windows and sides of the room stuck full of evergreens, in commemoration of the Christmas festival that was at hand. I...
Página 488 - Cayenne pepper, and fossile-salt ; they then wrap it up in the teff bread like a cartridge. In the mean time, the man having put up his knife, with each hand resting upon his neighbour's knee, his body stooping, his head low and forward, and mouth open, very like an...
Página 377 - to be the great reservoir from whence arise most of the rivers that water this part of Abyssinia. A multitude of streams issue from the very summit in all directions; the springs boil out from the earth in large quantities, capable of turning a mill. They plough, sow, and reap here at all seasons ; and the husbandman must blame his own indolence, and not the soil, if he has not three harvests. We saw in one place people busy cutting down wheat ; immediately next to it others at the plough, and the...
Página 489 - ... they can cut off the flesh from his bones, they do not meddle with the thighs, or the parts where the great arteries are. At last they fall upon the thighs likewise ; and soon after the animal, bleeding to death, becomes so tough that the cannibals, who have the rest of it to eat, find1 very hard work to separate the flesh from the bones with their teeth like dogs.
Página 482 - Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you ; even as the green herb have 1 given you all things.
Página 323 - within the outer gate of the church, below the steps, are three small square enclosures all of granite, with small octagon pillars in the angles apparently Egyptian ; on the top of which formerly were small images of the dog-star, probably of metal. Upon a stone in the middle of one of these the king sits and is crowned, and always has been since the days of paganism ; and below it, where he naturally places his feet, is a large oblong slab like a hearth, which is not of granite but of freestone....

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