Travels in Central America: Including Accounts of Some Regions Unexplored Since the Conquest

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Leypoldt, Holt & Williams, 1871 - 430 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 414 - Whither shall I go from thy spirit ? or whither shall I flee from thy presence ? If I ascend up to heaven, thou art there ; if I make my bed in hell, behold thou art there.
الصفحة 410 - His titles, as printed in the official acts, are, " His most excellent Senor, Don Rafael Carrera, President for life of the Republic, Captain General of the Forces, General Superintendent of the Treasury, Commander of the Royal Order of Leopold of Belgium, Honorary President of the Institute of Africa, decorated with various insignia for actions in war,
الصفحة 97 - The principal figure sits cross-legged on a couch ornamented with two leopards' heads; the attitude is easy, the physiognomy the same as that of the other personages, and the expression calm and benevolent. The figure wears around its neck a necklace of pearls, to which is suspended a small medallion containing a face ; perhaps intended as an image of the sun.
الصفحة 130 - ... seventeen years, he clears a little spot of ground in the forest with the aid of fire and his machete. He plants it with maize, builds a little hut in the corner, and then brings to it a companion, most likely one who was affianced to him in his earliest infancy. Without doubt, he has some regard to the age and attractions of his female companion, but his marriage, if the union may be so called, is based on none of those tender sentiments and mutual appreciations, which with us lie at the foundation...
الصفحة 129 - He is taught to find his way in the most obscure forests, through means of the faintest indications. His ear is practised in quickly detecting the approach of wild animals, and his eye in discovering the venomous reptiles that may lie in his path. He is taught to distinguish the vines, the juices of which have the power of stupefying fishes so that they may be caught by hand, as also those which are useful for their flexibility, or for furnishing water to the wayfarer. He soon comes to...
الصفحة xiii - Nor was it until near the close of the seventeenth century, in lb'98, that the combined forces of the surrounding provinces were able to reduce the famous stronghold of the Itzaes in Peten, and break down the temples in which, until then, the religious rites of the people who built the massive structures of Uxmal and Chichen-itza had been kept up in all their primitive pomp and significance. The history of this reduction was written by the chronicler Villagutierre with all the minute detail, and...
الصفحة 129 - Maria, the precious balm with which he can heal his wounds, and the guaco which neutralizes the venom of serpents. He finds out the shady dells where the cacao flourishes, and the sunny eminences where the bees go to deposit their honey in the hollow trunks of decaying trees. He learns, or is taught, all these things early, and then his education is complete.

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