The Spanish Conquest in America: And Its Relation to the History of Slavery and to the Government of Colonies, Volumen 3

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J.W. Parker and Son, 1857
 

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Página 15 - ... el pecho alto y la espalda de buena manera, y era cenceño y de poca barriga...
Página 58 - Diverging from the base, and working our way through the thick woods, we came upon a square stone column, about fourteen feet high, and three feet on each side, sculptured in very bold relief, and on all four of the sides, from the base to the top. The front was the figure of a man curiously and richly dressed, and the face, evidently a portrait, solemn, stern, and well fitted to excite terror. The back was of a different design, unlike any thing we had ever seen before, and the sides were covered...
Página 407 - I cannot forbear to commend the patient virtue of the Spaniards. We seldom or never find that any nation hath endured so many misadventures and miseries as the Spaniards have done in their Indian discoveries...
Página 58 - Egyptians ; one displaced from its pedestal by enormous roots ; another locked in the close embrace of branches of trees, and almost lifted out of the earth ; another hurled to the ground, and bound down by huge vines and creepers; and one standing, with its altar before it, in a grove of trees which grew around it, seemingly to shade and shroud it as a sacred thing ; in the solemn stillness of the woods, it seemed a divinity mourning over a fallen people.
Página 320 - In the evening the merchants asked for a ' teplanastl,' an instrument of music which we may suppose to have been the same as the Mexican ' teponaztli' or drum. They then produced some timbrels and bells which they had brought with them, and began to sing the verses which they had learned by heart, accompanying themselves on the musical instruments. The effect produced was very great. The sudden change of character, not often made, from a merchant to a priest, at once arrested the attention of the...
Página 60 - ... el ánima dejar aquella tierra en el estado y coyuntura que la dejaba, porque era perderse totalmente; y tengo por muy cierto que en ella vuestra majestad...
Página 193 - Véome viejo, y pobre y empeñado en este reino en mas de veinte mil ducados, sin mas de ciento otros que he gastado de los que traje é me han enviado...
Página 137 - De algunas de ellas los españoles que en estas partes residen no están muy satisfechos, en especial de aquellas que los obligan a arraigarse en la tierra; porque todos, o los más, tienen pensamientos de se haber con estas tierras como se han habido con las islas que antes se poblaron, que es esquilmarlas y destruirlas, y después dejarlas.
Página 58 - With an interest perhaps stronger than we had ever felt in wandering among the ruins of Egypt, we followed our guide, who, sometimes missing his way, with a constant...
Página 57 - ... trechos de la cerca unas garitas altas que sobrepujaban sobre ella cerca otro estado y medio, asimismo con sus torreones y muchas piedras encima para pelear...

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