The Land of the Incas and the City of the Sun: The Story of Francisco Pizarro and the Conquest of Peru

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Estes and Lauriat, 1885 - 256 strani
 

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Stran 76 - Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
Stran 40 - Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific — and all his men Looked at each other with a wild surmise — Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
Stran 250 - Pizarro here was born ; a greater name The list of glory boasts not. Toil and pain, Famine, and hostile elements, and hosts Embattled, failed to check him in his course ; Not to be wearied, not to be deterred, Not to be overcome.
Stran 214 - The appalling sounds which they had heard for the distance of six leagues were rendered yet more oppressive to the spirits by the gloomy stillness of the surrounding forests. The rude warriors were filled with sentiments o'f awe. Not a bark dimpled the waters ; no living thing was to be seen but the wild tenants of the wilderness, the unwieldy boa, and the loathsome alligator basking on the borders of the stream.
Stran 60 - I cannot forbear to commend the patient virtue of the Spaniards : we seldom or never find that any nation hath endured so many misadventures and miseries as the Spaniards have done, in their Indian discoveries ; yet persisting in their enterprises with an invincible constancy, they have annexed to their kingdom so many goodly provinces, as bury the remembrance of all dangers past.
Stran 220 - Extravagant as those tales were, they gave rise to an opinion, that a region abounding with gold, distinguished by the name of El Dorado, and a community of Amazons, were to be found in this part of the new world ; and such is the propensity of mankind to believe what is wonderful, that it has been slowly and with difficulty that reason and observation have exploded those fables. The voyage, however, even when stripped of every romantic...
Stran 242 - Francisco de Chaves to make fast the door. But that officer, who did not retain so much presence of mind as to obey this prudent order, running to the top of the stair-case, wildly asked the conspirators what they meant, and whither they were going P Instead of answering, they stabbed him to the heart, and burst into the hall.
Stran 130 - Leguizano, who had received as his share of the booty the image of the Sun, which, raised on a plate of burnished gold, spread over the walls in a recess of the great temple, and which, for some reason or other, — perhaps, because of its superior fineness,— was not recast like the other ornaments. This rich prize the spendthrift lost in a single night; whence it came to be a proverb in Spain, Juega el Sol antes que amanezca, " Play away the Sun before sunrise.
Stran 42 - ... thoughts which the same action will continue to present and call up in the minds of others to the end, it may be, of all time. And so a remarkable event may go on acquiring more and more significance. In this case, our knowledge that the Pacific, which Vasco Nunez then beheld, occupies more than...
Stran 42 - And through the storm of poisoned darts From many an ambush shed. He gained the turret crag — alone — And wept! to see below, An ocean, boundless and unknown, Three hundred years ago. And while he raised upon that height The banner of his lord, The mighty purpose grasped him still, As still he grasped his sword.

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