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A Text Book of the Origin and History of the Colored People

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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ions he had with him were totally consumed." They proceeded to eat the beasts that carried the baggage, till these failed. And Herodotus very justly says, that had he let his passions cool, and led his army back, he might have still deserved praise ; but instead of this, his infatuation continued, and he proceeded on his march. They were now reduced to such herbs as they could find. But presently they found them-selves on the herbless sand of the desert, when they began, as their only subsistence, to draw lots for every tenth man to be served up for food ! It is just now that Cambyses became horror struck and gave up the expedition. But what must have been his fate had the Macrobian Ethiopian, been inhuman and ambitious enough to have come forth and fallen on him at this time?

9. After this the Egyptians and their immediate neighbors are subject to Persia; but the history of a large part of Africa is blended in that of Carthage ; and after Carthage with the Romans.



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