Exploration of the Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia Samuel White Baker

ISBN: 9781150662393

Published: January 30th 2012

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Exploration of the Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia  by  Samuel White Baker

Exploration of the Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia by Samuel White Baker
January 30th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 330 pages | ISBN: 9781150662393 | 9.35 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868. Excerpt: ... Chap. xxn. THE RACE OF LIFE. 589 meansMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868. Excerpt: ... Chap. xxn. THE RACE OF LIFE. 589 means of communication with his fellow-men, that he may see his own inferiority by comparison- provide channels for the transport of his produce, and for the receipt of foreign manufactures, that will engender commerce: and then, when he has advanced so far in the scale of humanity, you may endeavor to teach him the principles of Christianity.

Then, and not till then, can we hope for moral progress. We must begin with the development of the physical capabilities of a country, before we can expect from its inhabitants sufficient mental vigor to receive and understand the truths of our religion. I have met with many Christian missionaries, of various and conflicting creeds, who have fruitlessly sown the seed of Christianity upon the barren soil of Africa- but their labors were ill-timed, they were too early in the field, the soil is unprepared- the missionary, however earnest, must wait until there be some foundation for a superstructure.

Raise the level of the waters, and change the character of the surrounding deserts- this will also raise the intellectual condition of the inhabitants by an improvement in the natural conditions of their country The first portion of our task was completed. We had visited all the Nile tributaries of Abyssinia, including the great Blue Nile that had been traced to its source by Bruce. The difficult task still lay before us--to penetrate the unknown regions in the distant south, to discover the White Nile source.

Speke 590 FAREWELL TO CIVILIZATION. chap. xxn. and Grant were on their road from Zanzibar, cutting their way upon untrodden ground towards Gondokoro. Pethericks expedition to assist them had met with misfortune, and we trusted to be able to reach the equator, and perhaps to meet our ...



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