England and South Africa by Edward J. GibbsEngland and South Africa by Edward J. Gibbs

England and South Africa

byEdward J. Gibbs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...goes on to say: 'How far that decree 'can be admitted as an international ground I will not discuss. 'France and Germany have admitted the claim of Portugal, 'subject to any rights which other Powers may have. We have 'not admitted it. But upon that claim Portugal builds a 'further claim that the Zambesi is hers also, and un-'doubtedly, if the zone of territory belongs to her, there would 'be' a fair contention to that effect. There is territory beyond, 'however, which is not Portuguese, and with which we have 'some connection, and also we have interests of an undefined, 'though very interesting character, with respect to those 'splendid monuments of British energy and enthusiasm shown 'on Lake Nyassa.... I do not like to pursue this theme too 'far, because it would be very easy for language to drop from 'my mouth which would rather retard than advance an under'standing. But I agree with my noble friend in thinking that 'the possession of a vast natural highway like the Zambesi, 'under the peculiar circumstances of its history, cannot be 'claimed by Portugal. After all, it was discovered by English'men, and it is now principally used by Englishmen. It leads 'to settlements wherein Englishmen are conducting their 'operations, religious and commercial.' It would scarcely be expected that a Prime Minister would go further than this in respect to a matter which is under negotiation with a foreign country. But the writers who are not bound by diplomatic caution make out a very serious case against Portugal. In the first place, it is said that Portugal has no real hold even of the Mozambique country. In one map published by the African Lakes Company, it is said that ' only 'one European Portuguese has ever traversed this land.' North and east of...
Title:England and South AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:June 26, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217206166

ISBN - 13:9780217206167