Narrative and Critical History of America, Količina 2

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Justin Winsor
Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1886

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Stran 133 - I have come to another conclusion respecting the Earth, namely, that it is not round as they describe, but of the form of a pear, which is very round except where the stalk grows, at which part it is most prominent...
Stran 443 - Know that on the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California...
Stran 135 - God made me the messenger of the new heaven and the new earth, of which he spoke in the Apocalypse of St. John, after having spoken of it by the mouth of Isaiah, and he showed me the spot where to find it.
Stran 429 - Idea de una nueva historia general de la America septentrional (Madrid, 1746), which was the result of eight years' investigations into the history of Mexico.
Stran 603 - Englishmen as tall as the highest of any we could see. But peradventure the Spaniards did not think that ever any Englishman would come thither to reprove them, and thereupon might presume the more boldly to lie, — the name Pentagones, five cubits, viz. seven foot and half, describing the full height (if not somewhat more) of the highest of them.
Stran 136 - East where spices growe, by a way that was never knowen before, by this fame and report there increased in my heart a great flame of desire to attempt some notable thing.
Stran 603 - Magellan was not altogether deceived in naming them giants, for they generally differ from the common sort of men, both in stature, bigness, and strength of body, as also in the hideousness of their voice; but yet they are nothing so monstrous or giantlike as they were reported...
Stran 537 - The emperor appointed a committee composed of churchmen and lawyers of the highest position in 1542, to consider the whole subject. The result was the promulgation of what were called the "New Laws." I. After the death of the conquerors, the repartimientos of Indians, given to them in encomienda, were not to pass to their heirs, but were to be placed under the king.
Stran 317 - Containing the most exact relation hitherto publish'd, of their unparallel'd cruelties on the Indians, in the destruction of above forty millions of people. With the propositions offer'd to the King of Spain, to prevent the further ruin of the West Indies.
Stran 253 - Guachoyanque to his well-palisaded town on the banks of the Mississippi, at the mouth of the Red River, arriving there on Sunday, April 17, 1542. Here he fell ill of the fever; difficulties beset him on every side, and he sank under the strain. Appointing Luis de Mosco£o as his successor in command, he died on the 2ist of May. The Adelantado of Cuba and Florida, who had hoped to gather the wealth of nations, left as his property five Indian slaves, three horses, and a herd of swine.

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