Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africaby David Livingstone
Pub. Date: 02/28/2006
Publisher: Echo Library
I have not entered into the early labors, trials, and successes of the missionaries who preceded me in the Bechuana country, because that has been done by the much abler pen of my father-in-law, Rev. Robert Moffat, of Kuruman, who has been an energetic and devoted actor in the scene for upward of
"[...]hospitality and kindness of the Portuguese on many occasions.
I have not entered into the early labors, trials, and successes of the missionaries who preceded me in the Bechuana country, because that has been done by the much abler pen of my father-in-law, Rev. Robert Moffat, of Kuruman, who has been an energetic and devoted actor in the scene for upward of forty years. A slight sketch only is given of my own attempts, and the chief part of the book is taken up with a detail of the efforts made to open up a new field north of the Bechuana country to the sympathies of Christendom. The prospects there disclosed are fairer than I anticipated, and the capabilities of the new region lead me to hope that by the production of the raw materials of our manufactures, African and English interests will become more closely linked than heretofore, that both countries will be eventually benefited, and that the cause of freedom throughout the world will in some measure be promoted.
Dr. Hooker, of Kew, has had the kindness to name and classify for me, as far as possible, some of the new botanical specimens which I brought over; Dr. Andrew Smith (himself an African traveler) has aided me in the zoology; and Captain Need has laid open for my use his portfolio of African sketches, for all [...]".
- Echo Library
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.11(d)
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >
This was a really fascinating account of his travels. I liked it.
This was a very interesting book. I really enjoyed reading it. It is a nice version too, without errors. The review that states it's a bad copy must be referring to another version, not this one. The one I have has a picture of Livingstone on it, with black lettering at the bottom.
poor copy. hard to read.