Impressions of South Africa

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Macmillan, 1897 - 604 strán (strany)

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Strana 207 - The South African Republic will conclude no treaty or engagement with any State or nation other than the Orange Free State, nor with any native tribe to the eastward or westward of the Republic, until the same has been approved by her Majesty the Queen.
Strana 241 - ... come near the same. This cape is a most stately thing, and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth, and we passed by it the 18.
Strana 439 - Thus the colored man is indispensable to the white man, and is brought into constant relations with him. He is a necessary part of the economic machinery of the country, whether for mining or for manufacture, for tillage or for ranching. But though the black people form the lowest stratum of society, they are not all in a position of personal dependence. A good many Kafirs, especially in the eastern province, own the small farms which they till, and many others are tenants, rendering to their landlord,...
Strana 161 - Vaal," by which the British government" guaranteed to the emigrant farmers beyond the Vaal River the right to manage their own affairs, and to govern themselves according to their own laws without any interference on the part of the British government," with provisions " disclaiming all alliances with any of the coloured nations north of the Vaal River...
Strana 361 - Assembly, who (not being of European origin) are Natives or descendants in the male line of Natives of countries which have not hitherto possessed elective representative institutions founded on the Parliamentary Franchise...
Strana 67 - no more right to claim that the land was made for him than have the wild beasts of the forest who roar after their prey and seek their meat from God'.13 Bryce's view was standard.
Strana 109 - Kafirs, as to most savage races, the world was full of spirits — spirits of the rivers, the mountains, and the woods. Most important were the ghosts of the dead, who had power to injure or to help the living, and who were therefore propitiated by offerings at stated periods, as well as on occasions when their aid was specially desired.
Strana 442 - ... which arises when the native either fails to understand or neglects to obey the command given. The sense of his superior intelligence and energy of will produces in the European a sort of tyrannous spirit, which will not condescend to argue with the native, but overbears him by sheer force, and is prone to resort to physical coercion. Even just men, who in theory have the deepest respect for human rights, are apt to be carried away by this consciousness of superior strength, and to become despotic,...
Strana 203 - Coast wars) not realizing the overwhelming force which could have been brought against them, they fancied themselves entitled to add some measure of contempt to the dislike they already cherished to the English, and they have ever since shown themselves unpleasant neighbours.
Strana 579 - These wretched colonies will all be independent too in a few years, and are a millstone round our necks.

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