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Página 216 - 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 11 - ... their own houses, and prepared to defend themselves. Juan Bono summoned them to surrender : they would not hear of it ; and then, as Las Casas says, ' he resolved to pay them completely for the hospitality and kind treatment he had received,' and so, setting fire to the house, the whole hundred men, together with some women and children, were burnt alive. The Spanish captain and his men retired to the ships with their captives ; and his vessel happening to touch at Porto...
Página 274 - As soon as the space was marked out, the pioneers carefully levelled the ground, and removed every impediment that might interrupt its perfect 90 regularity. Its form was an exact quadrangle; and we may calculate, that a square of about seven hundred yards was sufficient for the encampment of twenty...
Página 155 - To the true God," FATHER Ruiz says, " they never made any sacrifice, nor more than a simple recognition," which he believes to be a relic of what religion the Apostle St. Thomas (who, according to his fancy, had been in the Indies) had left among them.
Página 307 - Who shall describe Mexico — the Mexico of that age ? It ought to be one who had seen all the wonders of the world ; and he should have for an audience those who had dwelt in Venice and Constantinople, who had looked down upon Granada from the Alhambra, and who had studied all that remains to be seen of the hundred-gated Thebes, of Babylon, and of Nineveh.
Página 514 - 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 328 - Hay en esta gran plaza una muy buena casa como de audiencia, donde están siempre sentadas diez o doce personas, que son jueces y libran todos los casos y cosas que en el dicho mercado acaecen, y mandan castigar los delincuentes. Hay en la dicha plaza otras personas que andan continuo entre la gente mirando lo que se vende y las medidas con que miden lo que venden, y se ha visto quebrar alguna que estaba falsa.
Página 307 - Like Granada, encircled, but not frowned upon, by mountains ; fondled and adorned by water like Venice ; as grand in its buildings as Babylon of old ; and rich with gardens like Damascus, — the great City of Mexico was, at that time, the fairest in the world, and has never since been equalled.
Página 253 - ... parece creible que en un lugar de tan corta poblacion como era entonces la villa de Santiago, se pudiesen embarcar trescientos hombres llamados de noche por sus casas, y entre ellos Diego de Ordaz y otros familiares del gobernador, sin que hubiese uno entre tantos que le avisase de aquella novedad , ó despertasen los que observaban sus acciones al ruido de tanta conmocion : admirable silencio en los unos, y estraordinario descuido en los otros.