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A Voyage To Abyssinia

Auhtor: Father Lobo

Language: english

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Review by Bob Tobias, September 2007


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Excerpts from the Book 'A Voyage To Abyssinia':

... all we desired, both getting us a permission to go out of the kingdom, and procuring us camels to carry our baggage, and that of the Abyssinian ambassadors ...
... Portuguese in the reign of King John the Second. The country is properly called Abyssinia, and the people term themselves Abyssins. Their ...
... that they never feed but surrounded with other beasts that defend them. Deer and other defenceless animals often herd about the elephant, which, ...
... for wherever they fall, that unhappy place is laid waste and ruined they leave not one blade of grass, nor any hopes of a harvest. God, ...
... distant from Maigoga. The lord or governor of the place was a Catholic, and had desired missionaries, but his wife had conceived an implacable aversion ...
... to march through the whole country, in order to join the Emperor, who was then in the most remote part of his dominions. Mahomet, who was in ...
... was buried, and to send him some of his relics. The viceroy, son-in-law to the Emperor, with whom I was joined in the commission, gave me ...
... they evidently write with contrary designs: the Portuguese, to make their mission seem more necessary, endeavoured to place in the strongest ...
... somewhat beyond the bounds of exact temperance. Next day, to make some return for his entertainment, he took upon him to divert me with some of ...
... swim over without danger of being devoured. The only way of passing it is upon floats, which they guide as well as they can with long poles. ...
... to the name but some likeness in his ears, and his neighing and snorting like a horse when he is provoked or raises his head out of water. ...
... in military affairs, made him a person very capable of executing the orders of the Emperor, and of suppressing any insurrection that might be raised, ...
... in hope that after they had inflicted all kinds of tortures on us, to make us confess where we had hid our gold, or what we had done with it, they would ...
... while his passion was still hot against the monks, I presented him with two ounces of gold and two plates of silver, with some other things of small ...
... deceived. But I had here another affair upon my hands which was near costing me dear. My servant had been taken from me and left at Mazna, ...
... of that fleet deprived of the succours necessary for its defence, was taken by the Persians and English. The beginning of this voyage was ...
... about forty leagues distant from Pate, on board which I put some provisions, together with my sacerdotal vestments, and all that was necessary for ...
... therefore, that I should ever come this way to Abyssinia, I resolved to return back with my intelligence to my companion, whom I had left at Pate. ...
... resort thither from all parts of the world, are above description, and so richly laden are the ships that come hither, that when the Indians would ...
... being told by us that the present was picked out by himself, that we had nothing better to give, and that what we had left would scarce defray the ...