Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 and 1773: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author, المجلد 3

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J. Ballantyne, 1804

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الصفحة 422 - And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah, in the day of judgment, than for that city.
الصفحة 354 - I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
الصفحة 124 - Covillan described the several ports in India which he had seen ; the temper and disposition of the princes ; the situation and riches of the mines of Sofala. He reported, that the country was very populous, full of cities both powerful and rich ; and he exhorted the king to pursue, with unremitting vigour, the passage round Africa, which he declared to be attended with very little danger ; and that the Cape itself was well known in India. He accompanied this description with a chart, or map, which...
الصفحة 483 - It drew tears, says he, from the eyes of father Brevedent, my dear companion, when he reflected, that it was not long since this was a Christian country ; and that it had not lost the faith, but only for want of some person who had zeal enough to consecrate himself to the instruction of this abandoned nation.
الصفحة 346 - IN 1621," says the Abyssinian historian, " there was brought into Abyssinia a bird called Para, which was about the bigness of a hen, and spoke all languages ; Indian, Portuguese, and Arabic. It named the King's name ; although its voice was that of a man, it could likewise neigh like a horse and mew lile a cat, but did not sing like a bird.
الصفحة 288 - Here he stops at a hole made for the purpose in one of the steps, and is there fumigated with incense and myrrh, ' aloes, and cassia. Divine service is then celebrated ; and, after receiving the sacrament, he returns to the camp, where fourteen days should regularly be spent in feasting, and all manner of rejoicing and military exercise.
الصفحة 33 - ... of David ; after which the coffin is placed in the sepulchre of the kings in presence of the imperial family and nobles. It is well known that the royal standard of Abyssinia displays the lion of the tribe of Judah, to indicate the descent of its kings from Solomon ; a fiction, it may be presumed, by which the clergy flattered the vanity of the monarch and preserved the relic of a custom older than Christianity. In the fair season of the year his majesty was always in the field. The form of the...
الصفحة 56 - ... in possession of certain genii, averse to intercourse with men, and very vindictive, if even by accident they are ruffled, or put out of their way by their interference. This, indeed, is carried to...
الصفحة 94 - ... judgment, with the heads of his clergy and the principal officers of state around him, he had the satisfaction to hear all the culprits capitally convicted and ordered for execution. A proclamation from his majesty immediately followed, declaring that all persons who did not carry upon their right hands an amulet with these words, " I renounce the devil for Christ our Lord...
الصفحة 232 - All of them believe that, after death, they are to live again ; that they are to rise with their body, as they were on earth, to enter into another life, they know not where, but they are to be in a state of body infinitely more perfect than the present ; and are to die no more, nor suffer grief, sickness, or trouble of any kind.

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