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" He appears, by his modest and unaffected narration, to have described things as he saw them, to have copied nature from the life, and to have consulted his senses, not his imagination. He meets with no basilisks that destroy with their eyes; his crocodiles... "
Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile: In the Years 1768, 1769, 1770 ... - Sida 317
efter James Bruce - 1804
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Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688-1804

Srinivas Aravamudan - 1999 - 424 sidor
...meets with no Basilisks that destroy with their Eyes, his Crocodiles devour their Prey without Tears, and his Cataracts fall from the Rock without Deafening the Neighbouring Inhabitants . . . here are no Hottentots without Religion, Polity, or Articulate Language, no Chinese perfectly...
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Social Anthropology

E. E. Evans-Pritchard - 2004 - 134 sidor
...Pinkcrton's Voyages, vol. IX, 181 1, p. 143. 2 John Lockman, Travels of the Jesuits, vol. I, 1 743, p. 93. nature from the life, and to have consulted his senses not his imagination.'1 When these early European travellers went beyond description and personal judgments...
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