Researches Into the Physical History of Mankind, Том 2

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Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper, 1851
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Сторінка 46 - The view of this extensive city ; the numerous canoes upon the river ; the crowded population and the cultivated state of the surrounding country, formed altogether a prospect of civilization and magnificence, which I little expected to find in the bosom of Africa.
Сторінка 19 - He says that they seldom remove far from the spot of their abode ; they shave the fore-part of their heads, but suffer the hair to grow from the crown as far behind as the neck. Their only covering is a woollen garment without sleeves, fastened round the waist by a belt. These people, adds...
Сторінка 58 - Mandingos," says Monsieur Brue, "are rigid Mohammedans, drinking neither wine nor brandy. They are industrious and laborious, keeping their ground well cultivated, and breeding a good stock of cattle. Every town has a governor, and he appoints the labour of the people.
Сторінка 349 - In Sligo and northern Mayo, the consequences of the two centuries of degradation and hardship exhibit themselves in the whole physical condition of the people, affecting not only the features, but the frame, and...
Сторінка 349 - Five feet two inches upon an average, pot-bellied, bowlegged, abortively featured ; their clothing a wisp of rags, &c. — these spectres of a people that once were well-grown, able-bodied, and comely, stalk abroad into the day-light of civilization, the annual apparitions of Irish ugliness and Irish want.
Сторінка 235 - If we may form an idea of the complexion of the Egyptians from the numerous paintings found in their temples and in splendidly decorated tombs, in some of which the colours are known to be preserved in a very fresh state, we must conclude that this people were of a red-copper, or light chocolate colour, and that they resembled the reddest of the Fulah and Kafir tribes now existing in Africa. This colour may be seen in the numerous plates in the Description de 1'Egypte, and in the coloured figures...
Сторінка 64 - ... the last clink of the blacksmith's hammer was Sounding; the weaver was measuring the quantity of cloth he had woven during the day, and the gaurange, or worker in leather, was tying up his neatly-stained pouches, shoes, knife-scabbards, the work of his handicraft, in a large kotakoo or bag, while the crier of the mosque, with the melancholy call of ' Allah Akbar,' uttered at measured intervals, summoned the decorous Moslemin to their evening devotions.
Сторінка 349 - Sligo, and Mayo. Here they have been almost ever since, exposed to the worst effects of hunger and ignorance, the two great brutalizers of the human race.
Сторінка 119 - African race which they had seen. Their lips are less thick, and their noses more inclined to the aquiline shape than negroes in general. The men are well made, and have an independent carriage. The women are almost invariably of a more ordinary appearance than the men, owing to their being more exposed to the sun, and to the drudgery they are obliged to undergo, all the labours of the land devolving upon them.
Сторінка 48 - ... down the thigh, the skin of the tail and legs being also preserved. On their heads, which were covered with long woolly, or rather bristly, hair, coming quite over their eyes, they wore a cap of the skin of the goat, or some fox-like animal; round their arms, and in their ears, were rings of what to me appeared to be bone; and round the necks of each were from one to six strings of what I was assured were the teeth of the enemies they had slain in battle : teeth and pieces of bone were also pendant...

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