Stories of these adventurers, like Livingstone and Speke and Burton, had a cult status in Victorian society.
Mistaking o for the adverb, meaning then, he altered speche into Speke, spoiling the rhyme.
For we can not but Speke that which we haue seene and herde.
Bombay has received an excellent character from Burton and Speke.
The bait, however, did not take—Speke knew the rogue too well.
The king, who was seated near the door, with his wives behind him, asked Speke what he thought of it.
Grant had the same difficulties in moving that Speke had experienced.
Speke telegraphed early in 1863, that the Nile source was traced.
He quickly returned, and Speke was again invited in, with his men.
Speke was the leader, but Grant carried out several investigations independently and made valuable botanical collections.