The Discovery of America, with Some Account of Ancient America and the Spanish Conquest, Volume 2

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1892

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Page 450 - The bread of the needy is their life: he that defraudeth him thereof is a man of blood. He that taketh away his neighbour's living slayeth him; and he that defraudeth the labourer of his hire is a bloodshedder.
Page 481 - The historian can only bow in reverent awe before a figure which is in some respects the most beautiful and sublime in the annals of Christianity since the Apostolic age. When now and then in the course of the centuries God's providence brings such a life into this world, the memory of...
Page 159 - Gentlemen, what does this mean ? Chops and Tomato Sauce, Yours Pickwick. Chops! gracious heavens ! and tomato sauce ! Gentlemen, is the happiness of a sensitive and confiding female to be trifled away by such shallow artifices as these? The next has no date whatever, which is in itself suspicious ; "Dear Mrs. B. I shall not be at home till to-morrow, slow coach," And then follows this very remarkable expression: "don't trouble yourself about the warming-pan.
Page 477 - I believe he could not have done unless the times had been favourable ; for such is the reverence they bear to the Church here, and so holy a conceit they have of all ecclesiastics, that the greatest don in Spain will tremble to offer the meanest of them any outrage or affront.
Page xxiii - ... leading melody foretells the inevitable catastrophe toward which the action is moving, as when in Lohengrin's bridal chamber the well-known sound of the distant Grail motive steals suddenly upon the ear, and the heart of the rapt listener is smitten with a sense of impending doom. So in the drama of maritime discovery, as glimpses of new worlds were beginning to reward the enterprising crowns of Spain and Portugal, for a moment there came from the North a few brief notes fraught with ominous...
Page 431 - But what heart was that, how hard soever, which was not pierced with sorrow, seeing that company : for some had sunken cheeks, and their faces bathed in tears, looking at each other ; others were groaning very dolorously, looking at the heights of the heavens, fixing their eyes upon them, crying out loudly, as if they were asking...
Page 565 - Strictly speaking these descriptions of the "suffering servant of Yahweh" cannot be said to embody the true and beautiful conception that " the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.
Page 263 - They led me within a valley to a fertile spot, a flowery spot, where the dew spread out in glittering splendor, where I saw various lovely fragrant flowers, lovely odorous flowers, clothed with the dew, scattered around in rainbow glory.
Page 450 - The most High is not pleased with the offerings of the wicked; Neither is he pacified for sin by the multitude of sacrifices.

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