On this Day: "Dr. Livingstone, I Pres...

On this Day: "Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?"

There are 16 comments on the www.findingdulcinea.com story from Nov 10, 2008, titled On this Day: "Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?". In it, www.findingdulcinea.com reports that:

On Nov. 10, 1871, reporter Henry Stanley located missing British explorer David Livingstone in a small Tanzanian village, and uttered the now-famous line.

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Lenni, PA

#1 Nov 10, 2008
Trekking through Africa was once such a noble affair...

Lenni, PA

#2 Nov 10, 2008
There was a biologist who did this recently for National Geographic and it was amazing to see how much of that continent is still unexplored and virtually unpenatrable.

Yonkers, NY

#3 Nov 10, 2008
I was familiar with the expression but didn't know where it came from. Interesting article.
Intrepid Implorer

Lenni, PA

#4 Nov 10, 2008
What impresses me most about both journeys - Livingstone's and Stanley's - is how difficult they'd be for the average person today, let alone back then when there were fewer navigation tools, less-detailed maps, lousy hiking gear, etc.

Lenni, PA

#5 Nov 10, 2008
I'll take air-conditioning and hottubs over mosquito nets and BO on vacation anyday.

Laramie, WY

#6 Nov 10, 2008
What a job assignment. "Go to Africa and find this guy..."

Portland, OR

#7 Nov 10, 2008
How did the line become so famous when so few know the real story? Interesting article.

Lenni, PA

#8 Nov 10, 2008
I agree with you, Intrepid Implorer,that the average person today would be ill-equipped to even attempt this journey. I doubt either Livingstone or Stanley was extensively trained in survival skills - and yet they made it work. Amazing stuff.

Lenni, PA

#9 Nov 10, 2008
Yea, I had no idea it was a true story at all.

Lenni, PA

#10 Nov 10, 2008
was stanley's journey worth it, considering that half of his party died and livingstone continued to live in the jungle?

Houston, TX

#11 Nov 10, 2008
what a one-liner. scriptwriters must be envious.

Lenni, PA

#12 Nov 11, 2008
BettyB wrote: "What a job assignment. "Go to Africa and find this guy..."

Hmm... sounds familiar... Bin Laden

Malvern, UK

#13 Nov 16, 2008
Janet wrote:
How did the line become so famous when so few know the real story? Interesting article.
The fact that Stanley was a slave trader was conveniently overlooked.
News to me too

Roselle, NJ

#14 Nov 16, 2008
I also wondered where the line came from. People used to quote it from time to time. I wonder if they knew, too.

Columbia, SC

#16 Nov 10, 2009
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Bob Bob Lorax

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Jan 22, 2013
I think its fine, it needs more info.

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