Amazulu: The Zulus, Their Past History, Manners, Customs, and Language, with Observations on the Country and Its Productions, Climate, Etc., the Zulu War, and Zululand Since the War

W.H. Allen, 1884 - 268 sider

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Side 73 - Give me the Priest these graces shall possess, Of an ambassador the just address: A father's tenderness, a shepherd's care, A leader's courage, which the cross can bear; A ruler's awe, a watchman's wakeful eye, A pilot's skill the helm in storms to ply; A fisher's patience, and a labourer's toil, A guide's dexterity to disembroil; A prophet's inspiration from above, A teacher's knowledge, and a Saviour's love.
Side 102 - Hundreds were lying faint, from excessive fatigue and want of nourishment ; while the carcases of forty oxen lay in a heap, which had been slaughtered as an offering to the guardian spirits of the tribe. At noon the whole force formed a circle, with Chaka in their centre, and sang the war-song, which afforded them some relaxation during its continuance.
Side 122 - That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
Side 121 - I turned my eyes, and behold ! an immense multitude on the hill. About nine or ten Zulus to each Boer were dragging their helpless, unarmed victims to the fatal spot, — where those eyes which awaked this morning to see the cheerful light of day for the last time, are now closed in death. I laid myself down on the ground.
Side 108 - hyena-man " instantly seized his own child by the heels, and, with one blow, deprived it of that life, which with such a father it could have been no privilege to enjoy. This horrid deed was. only surpassed by the immediate murder of the agonised mother, whose eyes closed with the vivid impressions of the scene she had beheld.
Side 105 - Ten Weeks in Natal," p. 224. From " A Narrative of a Journey to the Zoolu Country in South Africa," by ^Captain Allen F. Gardiner, RN, undertaken in 1835: — " The object of my journey was to open a way whereby the ministers of the Gospel might find access to the Zoolu nation.
Side 128 - The plan pursued is the following : one or two friendly tribes are forced to accompany a party of mounted Boers, and these expeditions can be got up only in the winter, when horses may be used without danger of being lost by disease. When they reach the tribe to be attacked, the friendly natives are ranged in front, to form, as they say,
Side 119 - We are as hard as stones; nothing shall hurt us! ' Presently the military divided into two parts, when they made a tremendous rush, as if engaging each other in close conflict. The Zulus do not throw their spears as other tribes do, but come to close quarters. After...
Side 100 - ... and long after, formed an interminable catalogue of crimes. Scarcely a mountain, over extensive regions, but bore the marks of his deadly ire. His experience and native cunning enabled him to triumph over the minds of his men, and made his trembling captives soon adore him as an invincible sovereign. Those who resisted, and would not stoop to be his dogs, he butchered. He trained the captured youth in his own tactics, so that the majority of his army were foreigners ; but his chiefs and nobles...
Side 102 - ... distance of half a mile, joining to swell this terrible cry. Through the whole night it continued, none daring to take rest, or to refresh themselves with water, while at short intervals fresh bursts were heard, as more regiments approached.

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