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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Harper & brothers, 1857
 

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Página 516 - The total amount of the gold was found to be one million, three hundred and twenty-six thousand, five hundred and thirty-nine pesos de oro, which, allowing for the greater value of money in the sixteenth century, would be equivalent, probably, at the present time, to near three millions and a half of pounds sterling, or somewhat less than fifteen millions and a half of dollars.
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 anything 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 15 - ... graves; las barbas tenía algo prietas y pocas y ralas, y el cabello que en aquel tiempo se usaba era de la misma manera que las barbas, y tenía...
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 323 - ... cacique's own town, the chief himself came out to meet Father Luis, and, bending before him, cast down his eyes, showing him the same mark of reverence that he would have shown to the priests of that country. More substantial and abiding honours soon followed. At the cacique's...
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 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...
Página 33 - ... e si agora viesen las cosas de la Iglesia y servicio de Dios en poder de canónigos o otras dignidades, y supiesen que aquellos eran ministros de Dios, y los viesen usar de los vicios y profanidades que agora en nuestros tiempos en esos reinos usan, sería menospreciar nuestra fe y tenerla por cosa de burla...
Página 193 - ... de mi casa, no es mucho lo que he gastado, pues nunca he salido de la corte con tres hijos que...

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