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Image from page 110 of “The early annals of Kokstad and Griqualand East” (1902)
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Title: The early annals of Kokstad and Griqualand East
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Dower, William, 1837-1919
Subjects: Kokstad (South Africa) — History Griqualand East (South Africa) — History
Publisher: Port Elizabeth : Kemsley
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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81 odorous and unsightly veldschoenen. at the other a greasy,battered billycock hat, and in between, blue and purple, scarlettassels and gold lace, and Brunamagen jewellery to serve asinsignia of office. He bore his honours as an ass bears gold,to groan and sweat under the business. More than once Irode beside him thus got up, and at the head of his burgherarmy. I suppose I filled the position of pontifex maximus ofthe realm ! In 1874, Sir Henry Barkly annexed the country, and swal-lowed the little kingdom, king, lords, commons and all—pensioned them all oft—save and except the pontifex maximus.Pensions are supposed to be bad for ministers, especially whenthey are still young and strong. Adam Kok pulled a wry face at the loss of the prestige ofroyalty, but he rather enjoyed signing his receipts for £1,000 ayear. He did not enjoy his pension long nor did he live to seethe church completed He was long the bulwark of our northern border,standing sentinel between the Colony and the M
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