The History of South America, from the Discovery of the New World by Columbus, to the Conquest of Peru by Pizarro: Interspersed with Amusing Anecdotes, and Containing a Minute Description of the Manners and Customs ... of the Indians

Collins & Hannay, and Collins & Company, 1830 - 252 pàgines

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Pàgina 4 - District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the tenth day of August, AD 1829, in the fifty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, JP Dabney, of the said district, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit...
Pàgina 18 - ... them. He advanced before this steady gale with such uniform rapidity, that it was seldom necessary to shift a sail. When about four hundred leagues to the west of the Canaries, he found the sea so covered with weeds, that it resembled a meadow of vast extent, and . in some places they were so thick, as to retard the motion of the vessels.
Pàgina 86 - ... ascent, Balboa commanded his men to halt, and advanced alone to the summit, that he might be the first who should enjoy a spectacle which he had so long desired. As soon as he beheld the South Sea stretching in endless prospect below him, he fell on his knees, and lifting up his hands to heaven, returned thanks to God, who had conducted him to a discovery so beneficial to his country, and so honourable to himself. His followers, observing his transports of joy, rushed forward to join in his wonder,...
Pàgina 214 - is silent ; it tells me nothing ;" and threw it with disdain to the ground. The enraged monk, running towards his countrymen, cried out, " To arms, Christians, to arms ; the word of God is insulted ; avenge this profanation on those impious dogs [b].
Pàgina 18 - ... refusing to follow any longer a desperate adventurer to certain destruction. They contended that it was necessary to think of returning to Spain while their crazy vessels were still in a condition to keep the sea; but expressed their fears that the attempt would prove vain...
Pàgina 234 - ... his crime is, in some measure, balanced by the glory of having ventured upon a navigation of near two thousand leagues, through unknown nations, in a vessel hastily constructed, with green timber and by very unskilful hands, without provisions, without a compass, or a pilot.
Pàgina 36 - Columbus made no immediate reply, but, taking an egg, invited the company to make it stand on one end. Every one attempted it, but in vain ; whereupon he struck it upon the table so as to break the end, and left it standing on the broken part ; illustrating in this simple manner, that when he had once shown the way to the New World, nothing was easier than to follow it...
Pàgina 137 - Montezuma conducted Cortes to the quarters which he had prepared for his reception, and immediately took leave of him, with a politeness not unworthy of a court more refined.
Pàgina 185 - I have done,' said he, addressing himself to the Spanish general, ' what became a monarch. I have defended my people to the last extremity. Nothing now remains but to die. Take this dagger...
Pàgina 193 - Cortes ; and to complete the horror of the scene, the children and relations of the wretched victims were assembled, and compelled to be spectators of their dying agonies.* It seems hardly possible to exceed in horror this dreadful example of * Cortes, Relat.

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