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Seite 169 - Horses and asses were unknown, and humped cattle, of a small size, rare. At length we entered a narrow gorge of rocks, which only left room for two boats to pass one another, and warned us that the aquatic part of our excursion was at an end, and in a few minutes we were in the midst of a number of boats the counterparts of our own, which completely lined a beach about 100 yards long, scarcely leaving space for the painted nose of our own craft to insinuate itself between them. Here were clustered...
Seite 122 - ... eastern or north-eastern littoral of Lake Nyassa; had crossed the lake at some point as yet unascertained; had reached a station named Kompoonda or Mapoonda, on its western (probably its northwestern) shore, and was pushing west or north-west, into dangerous ground, when between Marenga and Mukliosowa a band of implacable savages stopped the way, a mixed horde of Zulus, or Mafite and Nyassa folk.
Seite clvii - But whilst Geology has been the pusuit on which I have established whatever little reputation I possess as a labourer in the fields of Science, I know that you will believe me when I say that I have so loved Geography that I have through life considered these two great branches of knowledge to be inseparably connected. At all events, during my term of office as your President, I have ever striven to the utmost of my power to preserve the efficiency and augment the influence of the Royal Geographical...
Seite 80 - River on the left, approach each other and seem to cut down into the very foundation of the mountain. The waters were rushing from beneath the glaciers, which, at their upper extremity were rent and broken into fissures and caverns of unknown depth. The present summit of the mountain is evidently what was long since the northern rim of an immense crater, which could not have been less than 3 miles in diameter.
Seite 122 - December 10th, 1866. MY LORD, I send you the saddest news. Dr. Livingstone in his despatch from Ngomano, informed your Lordship that he stood '' on the threshold of the unexplored.
Seite cxxx - China. has established an entirely new and well-protected route between Europe and China, far to the north of that followed by travellers and merchants in the middle ages, which was from the south end of the Caspian. England, holding as she does so high a maritime position among the nations, may reflect with satisfaction on her great eastern traffic with India and China carried on by her own great road, the ocean ; and, far from envying the recent opening out of this land and river route through...
Seite cxii - ... have been lauded in the pages of history. I therefore, Mr. President, accept this Medal with great pleasure, and I have no doubt that this marked testimony to the merits of one individual will be felt not only by him, but by all that class of individuals, who, at their own cost and expense, carried on his enterprise. It will, moreover, stimulate them to repeat such efforts in emulation of your countrymen, by which the bounds of science may still further be indefinitely extended.
Seite 198 - Caffres, and has inherited their intelligence, as experience is showing me. To-day I sent to inquire about the course of the Zambeze (Chambeze) from sundry Mussucumas, a tribe mixed in small numbers with the Muizas on this side of the Zambeze, some of them vassals to the Cazembe (these were my informants), and others independent.! All said that it trends to the river which runs by the city of the Cazembe,t whatever be the truth ot their information, which at present I neither allow nor disallow.
Seite 223 - Its flesh, perfectly white and very tender, make me prefer it to all other fresh-water fish. Entirely cartilaginous, with the exception of three small bones in the neck, it has lips formed like those of a shark, the upper protruding much over the lower. Like the shark, it turns itself to seize its prey or bite the hook ; and, like it, swims slowly and clumsily. The cartilage and bones are the most esteemed portions of the fish, and sell at San-sim for one and a-half tael of silver the pound. The...
Seite 80 - ... miles in diameter. The southern wall of the crater has fallen completely away, and the crater itself become filled with rock and ashes overlaid with the accumulated snows of ages, through the rents and chasms of which now escape smoke, steam and gases from the pent-up fires below. The fires are yet so near that many of the rocks which project upward are so hot that the naked hand cannot be held upon them. Just at the south-west foot of the circular wall, now constituting the summit, and at a...