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A Living Man from AfricaJan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa$
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Roger S. Levine

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780300125214

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300125214.001.0001

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Great Britain 1836–1838

Great Britain 1836–1838

We Can Come to England and Get Justice

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(p.142) Great Britain 1836–1838
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A Living Man from Africa
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Roger S. Levine

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300125214.003.0013

This chapter discusses Dr. John Philip and his colleagues' visit to Weymouth, a coastal town in southwestern England and the center of Thomas Fowell Buxton's parliamentary district. The visitors made a very powerful impression on the town, so much so, that Tzatzoe, Philip, and Read were each presented with a portrait of Buxton himself. Tzatzoe and Read spent three days at Oxford, with both speaking at a public meeting, a Sunday service, and a public breakfast. At a crowded meeting in a little chapel in Read's hometown, a young, most pious and zealous curate of the Church of England presented Tzatzoe with a very handsome compass, which always pointed to the north—just as the Bible always pointed to Jesus Christ as the way to heaven.

Keywords:   coastal town, Dr. John Philip, Weymouth, Thomas Fowell Buxton, parliamentary district, Church of England, compass

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