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Page 175 - ... delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter...
Page 342 - Plurimum audaciae ad pericula capessenda, plurimum consilii inter ipsa pericula erat. Nullo labore aut corpus fatigari aut animus vinci poterat. Caloris ac frigoris patientia par ; cibi potionisque desiderio 10 natural!, non voluptate modus finitus ; vigiliarum somnique nee die nee nocte discriminata tempora; id quod gerendis rebus superesset quieti datum; ea neque molli strato neque silentio accersita ; multi saepe militari sagulo opertum humi iacentem inter custodias stationesque militum conspexerunt.
Page 415 - ... por dentro de la rueda esculpidas sus armas que eran una casa que estaba ardiendo en llamas y deshaciéndose; otra que estaba muy ennoblecida de edificios, y en medio de las dos un pie de venado...
Page 191 - Cortes came forward with a dignified and studied courtesy to receive him. The Aztec monarch probably knew the person of his conqueror, for he first broke silence by saying, "I have done all that I could to defend myself and my people. I am now reduced to this state. You will deal with me, Malinche, as you list.
Page 175 - The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness...
Page 290 - What he suffered from famine, from the hostility of the natives, from the climate, and from hardships of every species, has nothing in history parallel to it, but what occurs in the adventures of the other discoverers and conquerors of the New World. Cortes was employed in this dreadful service above two years ; and though it was not distinguished by any splendid event, he exhibited, during the course of it, greater personal courage, more fortitude of mind, more perseverance and patience, than in...
Page 416 - Tolan, que fue cabecera del imperio de los tultecas; y por el lado izquierdo que caía hacia la parte del Sur estaba la otra alberca, y en la peña esculpido el escudo de armas y nombre de la ciudad de...
Page 186 - Cuauht6moc was ready to die where he was, but would hold no interview with the Spanish commander; adding, in a tone of resignation, "it is for you to work your pleasure." "Go, then," replied the stern Conqueror, "and prepare your countrymen for death. Their hour is come.
Page 360 - Were the whole of mankind now cut off, with the exception of one family, inhabiting the old or new continent, or Australia, or even some coral islet of the Pacific, we might expect their descendants, though they should never become more enlightened than the South Sea Islanders or the Esquimaux, to spread in the course of ages over the whole earth, diffused partly by the tendency of population to increase...
Page 201 - Aztecs, a generous graft on a vicious stock, and could have brought no fruit to perfection. They ruled over their wide domains with a sword, instead of a sceptre. They did nothing to ameliorate the condition, or in any way promote the progress, of their vassals. Their vassals were serfs, used only to minister to their pleasure, held in awe by armed garrisons, ground to the dust by imposts in peace, by military conscriptions in war.