A View of South-America and Mexico: Comprising Their History, the Political Condition, Geography, Agriculture, Commerce, &c., of the Republics of Mexico, Guatamala, Colombia, Peru, the United Provinces of South-America and Chile, with a Complete History of the Revolution, in Each of These Independent States, Τόμοι 1-2
H. Huntington, jr., 1825 - 443 σελίδες
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Σελίδα 52 - Valverde, reaching out to him his breviary. The inca opened it eagerly, and turning over the leaves, lifted it to his ear : ' This,' says he, ' is silent ; it tells me nothing ;' and threw it with disdain to the ground.
Σελίδα 28 - 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. ' You are now,' says he, ' with your brothers in your own house; refresh yourselves after your fatigue, and be happy until I return ".' The place allotted to the Spaniards for their lodging was a house built by the father of Montezuma.
Σελίδα 41 - 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,' laying his hand on one which Cortes wore, ' plant it in my breast, and put an end to a life which can no longer be of use.
Σελίδα 43 - In almost every district of the Mexican empire, the progress of the Spanish arms is marked with blood, and with deeds so atrocious as disgrace the enterprising valour that conducted them to success.
Σελίδα 43 - Nor was this shocking barbarity perpetrated in any sudden sally of rage, or by a commander of inferior note. It was the act of Sandoval, an officer whose name is entitled to the second rank in the annals of New Spain, and executed...
Σελίδα 122 - In the civil war existing between Spain and the Spanish Provinces in this hemisphere the greatest care has been taken to enforce the laws intended to preserve an impartial neutrality. Our ports have continued to be equally open to both parties and on the same conditions, and our citizens have been equally restrained from interfering in favor of either to the prejudice of the other.
Σελίδα 8 - Each person who lived in those districts where gold was found, was obliged to pay quarterly as much gold dust as filled a hawk's bell ; from those in other parts of the country, twenty-five pounds of cotton were demanded.
Σελίδα 99 - Majesty, be it with forces, or with arms and ammunition to any extent; with the assurance, that the views of His Britannic Majesty go no further than to secure to them their independence...