Courtesy of the the Library of the University of the beautiful city of Adelaide in Australia, consider the diary of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, G.C.B..
“I would have run to him, only I was a coward in the presence of such a mob–would have embraced him, but that I did not know how he would receive me; so I did what moral cowardice and false pride suggested was the best thing–walked deliberately to him, took off my hat, and said:
“DR. LIVINGSTONE, I PRESUME?”
“Yes,” said he, with a kind, cordial smile, lifting his cap slightly.“