Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile: in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773/Volume 4

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TRAVELS

TO DISCOVER THE

SOURCE OF THE NILE,

In the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773.

IN FIVE VOLUMES.

BY JAMES BRUCE OF KINNAIRD, ESQ. F. R. S.

Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, Volume 4, Title Page Illustration.jpg

VOL. IV.



Sola potest Libye turbam præstare molorum,
Ut deceat fugisse viros.

Lucan. lib. ix.


EDINBURGH:
PRINTED BY J. RUTHVEN,
FOR G. G. J. AND J. ROBINSON, PATERNOSTER-ROW,
LONDON.


MDCCXC.




CONTENTS
of the
FOURTH VOLUME.


BOOK VII.

Return from the source of the nile to gondar — transactions there — battle of serbraxos, and its consequences — the author prepares to leave abyssinia

Return from the Source of the Nile by Maisha — Come to the House of Welled Amlac — Reception there — Pass the Nile at Delakus — Arrive at Gondar P. 1

Fasil's insidious Behaviour — Arrival at Gondar — King pases the Takeazze — Iteghe and Socinios fly from Gondar, 30

The Author joins the Army at Mariam-Ohba — Reception there — Universal Terror on the Approach of the Army Several great Men of the Rebels apprehended and executed — Great Hardness of the King's Heart, P. 54

The King promises Leave to the Author to depart — Receives a Reinforcement from Shoa — Amiable Carriage of Amha Yasous — Striking Contrest between him and a Prince of the Galla — Bad State of the King's Affairs, 87

Rebel Army approaches Gondar — King marches out of Gondar — Takes Post at Serbraxos — The Author returns to Gondar with Confu, wounded, 110

Michael attempts to enter Begemder — First Battle of Serbraxos — The Rebels offer Battle to the King in the Plain — Armies separated by a violent Storm, P. 138

King offers Battle to the Rebels in the Plain — Description of the second Battle of Serbraxos — Rash Conduct and narrow Escape of the King — Both Armies keep the Ground, 159

King rewards his Officers — The Author again persecuted by Guebra Mascal — Great Displeasure of the King — The Author and Guebra Mascal are reconciled and rewarded - Third Battle of Serbraxos, 181

Interview with Gusho in his Tent — Conversation and Interesting Intelligence there — Return to the Camp — Kings Army returns to Gondar — Great Confusion in that Night's March, P. 204

Rebel Army invests Gondar — King's troops deliver up their Arms — The Murderers of Joas put to death — Gusho made Ras — Ras Michael carried away Prisoner by Powussen — Iteghe returns to Koscam — Fasil arrives at Gondar — King acknowledged by all Parties — Bad Conduct of Gusho — Obliged to fly but is taken and put in Irons, 229

The Author obtains Liberty to return Home — Takes Leave of the Iteghe at Koscam — Last Interview with the Monks, 249

BOOK VIII.

The author returns by senaar throught nubia and the great desert — arrives at alexandria, and after at marseilles.

Journey from Gondar to Tcherkin, P. 271

Reception at Tcherkin by Ozoro Esther, &c. — Hunting of the Elephant, Rhinoceros, and Buffalo, 293

From Tcherkin to Hor-Cacamot in Ras el Feel — account of it — Transactions there, 313

From Hor-Cacamot to Teawa, Capital of Atbara, P. 333

Transactions at Teawa — Attempts of the Shekh to detain the Author there — Administers Medicines to him and his Wives — Various Conversations with him, and Instances of his Treachery, 355

Transactions at Teawa continued — A Moullah and Sherriffe arrive from Beyla — News from Ras el Feel and Sennaar — An Eclipse of the Moon — Leave Teawa, 384

Arrival at Beyla — Friendly reception there, and after, amongst the Nuba — Arrival at Sennaar, 408

Conversation with the King — With Shekh Addan — Interview with the King's Ladies &c. P. 429

Conversations with Achmet — History and Government of Sennaar — Heat — Diseases — Trade of that Country — The Author's distressed Situation — Leaves Sennaar 455

Journey from Sennaar to Chendi 500

Reception at Chendi by Sittina — Conversations with her — Enter the Desert — Pillars of moving Sand — The Simoon — Latitude of Chiggre, 529

Distress in the Desert — Meet with Arabs — Camels die — Baggage abandoned — Come to Syene, P. 562

Kind Reception at Assouan — Arrival at Cairo — Transactions with the Bey there — Land at Marseilles, 602