Richard Francis Burton Quotes (56 quotes)
“Little islands are all large prisons: one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.”
―Richard Francis Burton
Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po: By a F.R.G.S. (2011 edition), Cambridge University Press - ISBN: 9781108030519
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRichard Francis Burton
Born: March 19, 1821
Died: October 20, 1890 (aged 69)
Bio: Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures.