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Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

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Author: Mungo Park
Published: 1815
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,482 / 250 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.1
LoC Categories: G, CT
Downloads: 791
mnybks.net#: 5475
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Non-fiction, Travel

Together with Other Documents, Official And Private, Relating To The Same Mission, to Which Is Prefixed an Account of the Life off Mr. Park. Edited by John Whishaw.

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ldhood, and was indefatigable in his application at school, where he was much distinguished and always at the head of his class. Even at that early age, he was remarked for being silent, studious and thoughtful: but some sparks of latent ambition occasionally broke forth: and indications might even then be discovered of that ardent and adventurous turn of mind, which distinguished him in after life, and which often lies concealed under a cold and reserved exterior.

It was the original intention of Park's father to educate him for the Scottish church, for which he appeared to be well fitted by his studious habits and the serious turn of his mind; but, his son having made choice of the medical profession, he was readily induced to acquiesce. In consequence of this determination, Mungo Park was bound apprentice at the age of fifteen to Mr. Thomas Anderson, a respectable surgeon in Selkirk, with whom he resided three years; continuing, at the same time, to pursue his classical studies and to attend occasio

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