History Of The Conquest Of Mexico

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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 175 - The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground...
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 187 - While this work of butchery was going on, numbers were observed pushing off in the barks that lined the shore, and making the best of their way across the lake.
Page 394 - That its mysterious import will ever be deciphered is scarcely to be expected. The language of the race who employed it, the race itself, is unknown. And it is not likely that another Rosetta stone will be found, with its trilingual inscription, to supply the means of comparison, and to guide the American Champollion in the path of discovery.
Page 269 - ... was more successful in his appeal to the Indian auxiliaries, till his own men, put to shame by the ready obedience of the latter, engaged in the work with a hearty...
Page 416 - ... las cabezas del imperio; y por un lado (que era hacia la parte del Norte) otra alberca, y en una peña esculpido el nombre y escudo de armas de la ciudad de Tolan...
Page 382 - North-western origin were found among the more barbarous tribes, and by the Mexicans were preserved both orally and in their hieroglyphical maps, where the different stages of their migration are carefully noted. But who, at this day, shall read them?
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.
Page 415 - ... memorables que hizo; y 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...

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