THE SPANISH CONQUEST IN AMERICA, AND ITS RELATION TO THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY AND TO THE GOVERNMENT OF COLONIES

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Página 265 - Vista la discordia y desconformidad de los unos y de los otros, no hube poco placer, porque me pareció hacer mucho a mi propósito, y que podría tener manera de más aína sojuzgarlos...
Página 455 - Eat of the flesh of these teules, and of your brothers, for we are quite satiated with it ; and, look you, for the houses you have pulled down, we shall have to make you build in their place much better ones with 1 BERNAL DIAZ, cap.
Página 125 - By night, sweet odours, varying with every hour of the watch, were wafted from the shore to the vessel lying near ; and the forest trees, brought together by the serpent tracery of myriads of strange parasitical plants, might well seem to the fancy like some great design of building, over which the lofty palms, a forest upon a forest, appeared to present a new order of architecture.
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...
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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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Página 102 - Gracia, he was at the base of the earthly Paradise. He also, upon reflection, concluded that it was a continent which he had discovered, the same continent of the east which he had always been in search of; and that the waters, which we now know to be a branch of the river Orinoco, formed one of the four great rivers which descended from the garden of Paradise.

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