Yet if they who endeavoured with so much ardour to discover the spring of this river had landed at Mazna on the coast of the Red Sea, and marched a little more to the south than the south-west, they might perhaps have gratified their curiosity at less expense, and in about twenty days might have enjoyed the desired sight of the sources of the Nile.
But this discovery was reserved for the invincible bravery of our noble countrymen, who, not discouraged by the dangers of a navigation in seas never explored before, have subdued kingdoms and empires where the Greek and Roman greatness, where the names of Caesar and Alexander, were never heard of; who have demolished the airy fabrics of renowned hypotheses, and detected those fables which the ancients rather chose to invent of the sources of the Nile than to confess their ignorance.
Here, then, are three sources
of vague and incorrect definitions: indistinctness of the object, imperfection of the organ of conception, inadequateness of the vehicle of ideas.
The Susquehanna, a narrow though rapid stream at its source
, was much filled with “flood wood,” or fallen trees; and the troops adopted a novel expedient to facilitate their passage.
The former is a river which has its source
in a considerable lake about one hundred and fifty miles west of the point of junction.
In the first days after the birth of the cubs, One Eye had journeyed several times back to the Indian camp and robbed the rabbit snares; but, with the melting of the snow and the opening of the streams, the Indian camp had moved away, and that source
of supply was closed to him.
I do not despair of yet bringing about such a search, and it is a source
of deep grief to me that it has been delayed by the undeserved hostility and unwise incredulity of the family and friends of the late Judge Veigh.
The little New Hanover boy had been frightened, but had proved faithful, following him without hesitancy into the bush in the quest after the source
of the wonderful sound.
General Chairman--Member Pickwick Club], entitled "Speculations on the Source
of the Hampstead Ponds, with some Observations on the Theory of Tittlebats;" and that this Association does hereby return its warmest thanks to the said Samuel Pickwick, Esq.
With respect to critical difficulties and their solutions, the number and nature of the sources
from which they may be drawn may be thus exhibited.
And to conclude, when we shall have briefly gone through everything that is necessary, we will endeavour to point out the sources
of corruption, and stability, in government, as well those which are common to all as those which are peculiar to each state, and from what causes they chiefly arise.
Dan--Bashan--Lake Huleh-- the Sources
of Jordan--the Sea of Galilee.
In other days, to seek the sources
of the Nile--fontes Nili quoerere--was regarded as a mad endeavor, a chimera that could not be realized.
From what I've been able to gather from certain sources
that I can't tell you, I know that he didn't leave England by himself.
I know from reliable sources
that the Dowager Empress is taking a keen interest in the whole affair.