k into my own eyes, weigh with my own mind, and be myself again.
In Africa, where I am free of newspapers, the mind has scope in which to revolve, virtuously content.
Civilisation never looks more lovely than when surrounded by barbarism; and yet, strange to say, barbarism never looks so inviting to me as when I am surrounded by civilisation.
Returning to England
When returning to Britain from the Continent, I am not struck by the great superiority of that land over France, Italy, Belgium, and Germany; in some things it is decidedly inferior, as in the more substantial structure, and more pleasing appearance, of the homes abroad: they are bigger, loftier, cleaner, and handsomer, the public buildings more imposing.
France and Italy shine with whiteness, Britain appears in a half-cleaned — up state, after being drenched with soot; its sky seems more threatening, and though the leafage and grass in the fields are pleasantly green, the stems and twigs are exceedingly black.
Barttelot, Major, 354, 360, 364.
Beauregard, General P. G. T., 185, 187 n., 445.
Bedford, Grammar School at, 456.
Belgium, in Africa.
Belmont, battle of, 175.
Bennett, J. G., Stanley's first interview with, 228; commission
Lee, Mr., nephew of General Lee, 165, 169.
Lee, General Robert E., Stanley's opinion of, 445.
Leopold, King, of Belgium, interested in the opening up of Africa, 334, 338; discusses African affairs with Stanley, 412-417; concludes treaty witto civilisation, 409, 410; writes his book, In Darkest Africa, 411, 412; goes to Brussels and is received by the King of Belgium, 412; Grand Crosses conferred on him, 412; discusses African affairs with the King of Belgium, 413-417; arrives in EnglaBelgium, 413-417; arrives in England, 418; his reception in England, 419; his interview with Gladstone, 419-421; his refutation of the charge that he used slaves, 421, 422; In Darkest Africa published, 422; stirs up societies to see that Germany does not absorb too much of East Afri