Under their auspices, Lieutenant (now Captain) Speke has associated with him Captain Grant, of the army in India; they have put themselves at the head of a numerous and well-equipped expedition; their mission is to ascend the lake and return to Gondokoro; they have received a subsidy of more than five thousand pounds, and the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope has placed Hottentot
soldiers at their disposal; they set out from Zanzibar at the close of October, 1860.
This done, we wait until the palace is half-way up, and then we pay some tasty architect to run us up an ornamental mud hovel, right against it; or a Down-East or Dutch Pagoda, or a pig-sty, or an ingenious little bit of fancy work, either Esquimau, Kickapoo, or Hottentot
The utmost I can do for him is to consider him a respectable Hottentot
At last I secured two, one a Hottentot
named Ventvogel, or "windbird," and one a little Zulu named Khiva, who had the merit of speaking English perfectly.
If it could be proved that the Hottentot
had descended from the Negro, I think he would be classed under the Negro group, however much he might differ in colour and other important characters from negroes.
on his own back, why, good luck to them, and many a merry roadside adventure, and steaming supper in the chimney corners of roadside inns, Swiss chalets, Hottentot
kraals, or wherever else they like to go.
He had brought back much scientific information from South Africa, and many a charming evening we have spent together discussing the comparative anatomy of the Bushman and the Hottentot
Continental dialects, African dialects, Hottentot
These, from their regular form and position, reminded me of the drawings of the Hottentot
habitations in Southern Africa.
From the sorrow of a Hottentot
to that of a woman in large buckram sleeves, with several bracelets on each arm, an architectural bonnet, and delicate ribbon strings, what a long series of gradations
Four hundred pounds, or I'm a Hottentot
," he concluded.
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.