Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Last journey, and life (Google eBook)

Front Cover
John Murray, 1816 - Africa
0 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page lxxiii - I was anxiously looking around for the river, one of them called out, geo affili (see the water), and looking forwards, I saw with infinite pleasure the great object of my mission — the long sought for majestic Niger, glittering to the morning sun, as broad as the Thames at Westminster, and flowing slowly to the eastward.
Page cxxi - With the assistance of one of the soldiers I have changed a large canoe into a tolerably good schooner, on board of which I this day hoisted the British flag, and shall set sail to the east with the fixed resolution to discover the termination of the Niger or perish in the attempt.
Page clix - He remained, however, unshaken, and at length they reached the spot at which they had agreed to separate. A small ditch divided the moor from the road, and, in going over it, Park's horse stumbled, and nearly fell. " I am afraid, Mungo," said the Sheriff, " that is a bad omen." To which he answered, smiling, " Freits (omens) follow those who look to them.
Page clxxxiii - In years of plenty many thousands of them meet together in the mountains, where they feast and riot for many days; and at country weddings, markets, burials, and other the like public occasions, they are to be seen both men and women perpetually drunk, cursing, blaspheming, and fighting together.
Page clvii - This was the manner in which I used to ascertain the depth of a river in Africa before I ventured to cross it, judging whether the attempt would be safe by the time the bubbles of air took to ascend.
Page 292 - They took possession of the canoe and the man, and carried them to the King. I was kept in irons three months; the King released me and gave me a slave (woman). I immediately went to the slave taken in the canoe, who told me in what manner Mr. Park and all of them had died, and what I have related above. I asked him if he was sure nothing had been found in the canoe after its capture; he said that nothing remained in the canoe but himself and a sword-belt. I asked him where the sword-belt was; he...
Page cxxiv - I think it not unlikely but I shall be in England before you receive this. You may be sure that I feel happy at turning my face towards home. We this morning have done with all intercourse with the natives ; and the sails are now hoisting for our departure for the coast.
Page 290 - I found two men, who catne on horseback. They were sent by the chief of Yaour. They said to the king, " We are sent by the chief of Yaour to let you know, that the •white men went away, without giving you or him (the chief) any thing.
Page 291 - This army went and took possession of the top of this opening. Mr. Park came there after the army had posted itself; he nevertheless attempted to pass. The people began to attack him, throwing lances, pikes, arrows, and stones. Mr. Park defended himself for a long...
Page 202 - Here Modibinne desired me to speak on, as they were all my friends). " You all " know that the white pepple are a trading " people ; and that all the articles of value, " which the Moors and the people of Jinnie " bring to Sego, are made by us. If you " speak of a good gun, who made it ? the

References from web pages

JSTOR: Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa
234 BOOK REVIEWS TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR DISTRICTS OF AFRICA. By Mungo Park. Edited with an Introduction by Kate Ferguson Marsters. ...
links.jstor.org/ sici?sici=0361-7882(2001)34%3A1%3C234%3ATITIDO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-4

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa | Journal of Third ...
Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa from Journal of Third World Studies in News provided free by Find Articles.
findarticles.com/ p/ articles/ mi_qa3821/ is_200304/ ai_n9174268

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa - Mungo Park - ISBN ...
The classic first-person account of explorations in search of the Niger River, first published in 1799. Park provides a chronicle of the culture, ...
www.longitudebooks.com/ find/ p/ 13146/ mcms.html

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa
Throughout the journey he kept meticulous notes, which he transcribed into Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa on his return to Britain. ...
www.vacationcoach.com/ ebooks-shopping/ travels-in-the-interior-district-238561.html

Mungo Park
Park's record of his travels was entitled Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa, and it was first published in 1799. Park's final trip to Africa was ...
courses.wcupa.edu/ wanko/ LIT400/ Africa/ Mungo%20Park%20Travels.htm

Mungo Park (explorer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797 . London: John Murray. [edit] Mungo Park Medal ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Mungo_Park_(explorer)

Life of Mungo Park -- Biography of the Scots explorer Mungo Park
Park was an instant success, and the first edition of his book Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa sold out rapidly. His £1000 royalties allowed him ...
africanhistory.about.com/ cs/ biography/ p/ bio_Park.htm

MUNGO PARK AND THE SCOTTISH CONTRIBUTION TO AFRICA
Mungo Park, Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa (London, third edition, 1799) ;. posthumous publication of The Journal of a Mission to the Interior ...
afraf.oxfordjournals.org/ cgi/ reprint/ 70/ 280/ 277.pdf

Mungo Park: free web books, online
The African Association published the first edition of his travels as “Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa, 1795-7, by Mungo Park, with an Appendix ...
ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/ p/ park/ mungo/

Cavendish, "A Negro Song"
"A Negro Song" was originally published along with the first edition of Mungo Park's Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa in 1799. ...
www2.bc.edu/ ~richarad/ asp/ gcns.html