eagerly devour the marrow of the koodoo and other antelopes raw, as a matter of course.
The reader will here find no regions cursed with irremediable barrenness, or blessed with spontaneous fecundity, no perpetual gloom or unceasing sunshine; nor are the nations here described either devoid of all sense of humanity, or consummate in all private and social virtues; here are no Hottentots
without religion, polity, or articulate language, no Chinese perfectly polite, and completely skilled in all sciences: he will discover, what will always be discovered by a diligent and impartial inquirer, that wherever human nature is to be found there is a mixture of vice and virtue, a contest of passion and reason, and that the Creator doth not appear partial in his distributions, but has balanced in most countries their particular inconveniences by particular favours.
The Frenchman felt himself as much alone among them as if he had dropped down in the midst of Hottentots
and Kickapoos are very well in their way.
I observe in Burchell's travels in South Africa, that he remarks, "Having killed a male ostrich, and the feathers being dirty, it was said by the Hottentots
to be a nest bird.
With their damned prate and civilities, and doing the honour of their nation to strangers (as they are pleased to call it), but indeed setting forth their own vanity; they are so troublesome, that I had infinitely rather pass my life with the Hottentots
than set my foot in Paris again.
Now it was gradually growing light, and as we sat staring blankly at each other, I observed the Hottentot Ventvogel rise and begin to walk about with his eyes on the ground.
whispered the Hottentot, throwing himself on his face, an example which we all followed.
Not very long before dawn I heard the Hottentot Ventvogel, whose teeth had been chattering all night like castanets, give a deep sigh.
Gleefully, Mays leads the dowager's travel-battered, increasingly beleaguered entourage in "Lady Hyacinth Abroad'' ("the hottentots
and pygmys may appall us/but even they are part of God's design
The native races of South Africa: a history of the intrusion of the Hottentots
and the Bantu into the hunting grounds of the Bushmen, the aborigines of the country.
Here, he argues, the figure of the Hottentot
presented a scandal to European settlers precisely in that Hottentot
idleness presented no grounds for an anthropological discourse of difference: the Hottentots
were, in effect, not different enough (2007: 23).