The Spanish conquest in America: and its relation to the history of slavery and to the government of colonies, Volumen 2

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Harper & brothers, 1856
 

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Página 198 - For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities.
Página 281 - ... no hay lengua humana que sepa explicar la grandeza y particularidades de ella, porque es tan grande que dentro del circuito de ella, que es todo cercado de muro muy alto, se podía muy bien hacer una villa de quinientos vecinos...
Página 264 - E a la salida del dicho valle fallé una gran cerca de piedra seca, tan alta como estado y medio, que atravesaba todo el valle de la una sierra a...
Página 455 - Then the words and threats which they said to our friends the Tlaxcalans were so injurious and evil that they disheartened them, and they threw them roasted legs of Indians and the arms of our soldiers and cried to them: "Eat of the flesh of these Teules and of your brothers, for we are already glutted with it, and you can stuff yourselves with this which is over, and observe that as for the houses which you have destroyed we shall have to bring you to rebuild them much better with white stone and...
Página 296 - Obsidian, jade, and Lydian-stone are three minerals which nations ignorant of the use of copper or iron have in all ages employed for making keen-edged weapons. * * * This variety of lava...
Página 249 - In the midst of the camp, the praetorium, or general's quarters, rose above the others; the cavalry, the infantry, and the auxiliaries occupied their respective stations; the streets were broad and perfectly straight, and a vacant space of two hundred feet was left on all sides, between the tents and the rampart. The rampart itself was usually twelve feet high, armed with a line of strong and intricate palisades, and defended by a ditch of twelve feet in depth as well as in breadth. This important...
Página 463 - Y llegado al albarrada, dijéronme que pues ellos me tenían por hijo del sol, y el sol en tanta brevedad como era en un...
Página 299 - ... elevation above the surface of the water. These were the first fields which the Mexicans owned after the foundation of Mexico ; there they first cultivated the maize, great pepper, and other plants, necessary for their support. In progress of time, as those fields grew numerous (eccessivamente moltiplicati, orig.) from the industry of those people, there were among them gardens of flowers and odoriferous plants, which were employed in the worship of their gods, and served for the recreation of...
Página 139 - Algunos deslos son predicadores Tenidos en sagrada reverencia , Que solo se mantienen de loores, Y guardan vida estrecha y abstinencia : Estos son los que ponen en errores Al liviano común con su elocuencia , Teniendo por tan cierta su locura Como nos la evangélica Escritura.
Página 14 - Whether they thought they were coming to some festival, or that they were to do something more for the great house, does not appear. However, there they all were, four hundred of them, looking with much delight at their own handiwork. Meanwhile, Juan Bono brought his men round the building, with drawn swords in their hands ; then, having thoroughly entrapped his Indian friends, he entered with a party of armed men, and bade the Indians keep still, or he would kill them. They did not listen to him,...

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