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The Highlands of Ethiopia

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Published: 1844
Language: English
Wordcount: 292,049 / 872 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.4
LoC Category: DT
Downloads: 871
Added to site: 2011.08.14
mnybks.net#: 30595
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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e, which says, "There are none so blind as those who won't see."

The argument by which I am proved to have read Mr Salt, though I make no allusion to him, is curious; but I either profited by my reading, or I did not. If I profited, the consequences must be visible in my work; if I derived nothing from Mr Salt, then my work can contain no proof that I did. But it does, according to the critic, contain such proof; ergo, I have profited by Mr Salt's labours. It would have been well, however, if the critic had pointed out where and how much; for until he does so, my word will probably be thought as good as his, especially as he is anonymous, and I am not. One proof of my careless reading of Mr Salt is, I own, very remarkable. It seems, had I been well versed in his production, I should have known that Oubie is "still alive and ruler of Tigre;" Mr Salt having, of course, been careful to relate that circumstance. It so happens, however, that at the period I was engaged in writing my work, Oubie was

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