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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 ... - Page 319
by James Bruce - 1804
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British Travellers in Holland During the Stuart Period: Edward Browne and ...

C. D. Van Strien - History - 1993 - 444 pages
...the author "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"; the other quotations are from an essay on travel books in The Idler, 97 (23 Feb. 1760); cf. also Curley,...
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Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688-1804

Srinivas Aravamudan - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 424 pages
...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

Evans-Pritchard - Social Science - 2004 - 134 pages
...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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