Publication: 1893. Burton, Isabel, Lady. The life of Captain Sir Richd F. Burton by his wife, Isabel Burton, Vol. 1 of 2 volumes. Original language:
The Chief Officer Of Richard's Brigade Of Amazons
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He made my husband a Brigadier-General of his Amazons, and I was madly jealous from afar; for I imagined lovely womern in flowing robes, armed, and riding thoroughbred Arabs, and opposite is the Amazon as, to my great relief, I found she was (afterwards).
[p383 re King Gelele of Dahomé making Richard Burton a Brigadier-General of the king's Amazons]