Your lighter boxes of family papers went up-stairs into a Barmecide room, that always had a great dining-table in it and never had a dinner, and where, even in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty, the first letters written to you by your old love, or by your little children, were but newly released from the horror of being ogled through the windows, by the heads exposed on Temple Bar with an insensate brutality and ferocity worthy of Abyssinia
Yes," said Big Toomai, his driver, the son of Black Toomai who had taken him to Abyssinia
, and grandson of Toomai of the Elephants who had seen him caught, "there is nothing that the Black Snake fears except me.
In his account of the mission, where his veracity is most to be suspected, he neither exaggerates overmuch the merits of the Jesuits, if we consider the partial regard paid by the Portuguese to their countrymen, by the Jesuits to their society, and by the Papists to their church, nor aggravates the vices of the Abyssins; but if the reader will not be satisfied with a Popish account of a Popish mission, he may have recourse to the history of the church of Abyssinia, written by Dr.
In the account of Abyssinia, and the continuation, the authors have been followed with more exactness, and as few passages appeared either insignificant or tedious, few have been either shortened or omitted.
There are even a thousand miles of its wire in Abyssinia
and one hundred and fifty miles in the Fiji Islands.
I had remembered the wall in the fencing-room decorated with trophies of cold steel in all the civilized and savage forms; sheaves of assegais, in the guise of columns and grouped between them stars and suns of choppers, swords, knives; from Italy, from Damascus, from Abyssinia
, from the ends of the world.
Koner, triumphantly demonstrated the feasibility of the journey, its chances of success, the nature of the obstacles existing, the immense advantages of the aerial mode of locomotion, and found fault with nothing but the selected point of departure, which it contended should be Massowah, a small port in Abyssinia
, whence James Bruce, in 1768, started upon his explorations in search of the sources of the Nile.
Convinced that it would take a long time to overhaul the raider, and that the chances of engagement made the outcome extremely questionable, Mourak, none too unwillingly, abandoned his plan and gave the necessary orders for his command to pitch camp where they were, preparatory to taking up the return march toward Abyssinia
the following morning.
In a week he had finished Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
He was a colonel in the cavalry of Abyssinia
, a country of which I do not remember ever hearing, but which Colonel Belik assured me is the oldest civilized country in the world.
On the mountains of Abyssinia
, several European forms and some few representatives of the peculiar flora of the Cape of Good Hope occur.
I may remark, that in Abyssinia
the elephant, according to Bruce, when it cannot reach with its proboscis the branches, deeply scores with its tusks the trunk of the tree, up and down and all round, till it is sufficiently weakened to be broken down.