Captain Canot; or, Twenty years of an African slaver, by B. Mayer

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G. Routledge, 1855 - 288 oldal

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4. oldal - HISTORY OF ITALY. From the Fall of the Western Empire to the Commencement of the Wars of the Revolution.
9. oldal - Surely no one ever hit upon a worthier hero of romance, not from the days of Apuleius to those of Le Sage or of Bulwer Lytton. Sometimes the scene and the very title of his romance have been some renowned structure, a palace, a prison, or a fortress. It is thus with the 'Tower of London,' 'Windsor Castle,
10. oldal - Certainly no custom was ever more popular ; the fame of it is bruited throughout the length and breadth of the land. It is a subject that gives excellent scope to a writer of fiction ; and Mr. Ainsworth, by skilful treatment. has rendered it most entertaining The materials are put together with dramatic force.
72. oldal - Among the Mandingo chiefs, — the most industrious and civilized of Africans, — the beds, divans, and sofas are heaps of mud, covered with untanned skins for cushions. while logs of wood serve for bolsters ! I am of opinion, therefore, that emigrant slaves experience very slight inconvenience in lying down on the deck. " But ventilation is carefully attended to. The hatches and bulkheads of every slaver are grated, and apertures are cut about the deck for ampler circulation of air. Wind-sails,...
7. oldal - ... images of guilt and woe, they so clear our judgment by profound analysis, •while they move our hearts by terror or compassion, that we learn to detect and stifle in ourselves the evil thought which we see gradually unfolding itself into the guilty deed.
4. oldal - Including their Church and State, the Reorganization of the Inquisition the Rise, •Progress, and Consolidation of the Jesuits, and the means taken to effect the Counter-reformation in Germany, to revive Romanism in France, and to suppress Protestant Principles in the South of Europe. Translated from the last edition of the German by WALTER K. KELLY, of Trinity College, Dublin. "This translation of Ranke we consider to be very superior to any other in the English language.
212. oldal - I doubt them quite as much as I do the stories of his pride and arrogance. I have heard it said that he shot a sailor for daring to ask him for permission to light his cigar at the puro of the Don. Upon another occasion, it is said that he was travelling the beach some distance from Gallinas, near the island of Sherbro, where he was unknown, when he approached a native hut for rest and refreshment. The owner was squatted at the door, and, on being requested by Don Pedro to hand him fire to light...
10. oldal - The characters are drawn with extraordinary accuracy, and in a rich vein of humour ; the descriptive parts prove that Mr. Smith's talent is not exclusively confined to the comic style : he evidently appreciates the beauties of nature in her sequestered haunts, and reproduces them with a free and graphic hand. The illustrations by Phiz are in his best style.
247. oldal - Jen-ken and his chiefs were cannibals, and never trod the war-path without a pledge to return laden with human flesh to gorge their households. Several assaults were made by this savage and his bushmen on the dissatisfied cousin, but as they produced no significant results, the barbarians withdrew to the interior. A truce ensued. Friendly proposals were made by the younger to the elder, and again a couple of months glided by in seeming peace.
216. oldal - ... in a small Portuguese schooner to Liberia for tobacco ; and here the trader who had never contemplated the negro on the shores of his parent country except as a slave or a catcher of slaves, first beheld the rudiments of an infant state, which in time may become the wedge of Ethiopian civilization. The comfortable government house, neat public ware-rooms, large emigration home, designed for the accommodation of the houseless ; clean and spacious streets, with brick stores and dwellings ; the...

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