Nile (Source Of The). This great river rises in the Mountains of the moon, in about ten degrees of N. lat., and in a known course of 1,250 miles receives no tributary streams. The travels of Bruce were undertaken to discover the source of the Nile ; he Bet out from England in June, 1768 ; on the 14th November, 1770, he obtained the great object of his wishes, and returned home in 1773. The Nile overflows regularly every year, from the 15th of June to the 17th of September, when it begins to decrease, having given fertility to the land; and it must rise 16 cubits to ensure that fertility. In 1829 the inundation of the Nile rose to 26 instead of 22 cubits, by which 30,000 people were drowned, and immense property lost.