The Authentic Letters of Columbus (Google eBook)

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1894 - 200 pages
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Page 179 - God is the beginning, the middle and the end of all things; and that they are included in Him and He maintains each one in that state in which He placed it in the order (of the world), and all stand in need of Him and He of none, and He can change them whenever it may be agreeable to His will, and He...
Page 190 - ... people dressed or ships like ours. " And as soon as I arrived in the Indies, at the first island at which I touched, I captured some of them, that we might learn from them and obtain intelligence of what there was in those parts. And as soon as we understood each other they were of great service to us ; but yet, from frequent conversation which I had with them, they still believe we came from the skies. These were the first to express that idea, and others ran from house to house, and to the...
Page 104 - This letter was addressed to him by the title of " Don Christopher Columbus, our admiral of the ocean sea, and viceroy and governor of the islands discovered in the Indies;" at the same time he was promised still further rewards.
Page 17 - Ah, there is something here Unfathomed by the cynic's sneer, Something that gives our feeble light A high immunity from Night, Something that leaps life's narrow bars To claim its birthright with the hosts of heaven ; A seed of sunshine that doth leaven Our earthly dulness with the beams of stars, And glorify our clay With light from fountains elder than the Day...
Page 17 - Something to live for here that shall outlive us? Some more substantial boon Than such as flows and ebbs with Fortune's fickle moon?
Page 195 - Don Diego my son, or any other who may inherit this estate, on coming into possession of the inheritance, shall sign with the signature which I now make use of, which is an X with an S over it, and an M with a Roman A over it, and over that an S, and then a Greek...
Page 189 - The nightingale and a thousand kinds of birds enliven the woods with their song, in the month of November, wherever I went. There are seven or eight kinds of palms, of various elegant forms, besides various other trees, fruits, and herbs. The pines of this island are magnificent. It has also extensive plains, honey, and a great variety of birds and fruits. It has many metal mines, and a population innumerable.
Page 193 - IN the name of the .Most Holy Trinity, who inspired me with the idea, and afterwards made it perfectly clear to me, that I could navigate and go to the Indies from Spain, by traversing the ocean westwardly...
Page 151 - Her life was always catholic and holy. She was always ready for the things of God's holy service, and for this it must be believed that she is in His holy glory and beyond all desire relative to this rough and tiresome world. Secondly, an effort should be made thoroughly and in all things to serve well the King, our lord, and prevent him from being displeased. His Highness is the head of all Christen (loin.
Page 189 - The harbours must be seen to be appreciated; rivers are plentiful and large and of excellent water; the greater part of them contain gold. There is a great difference between the trees, fruits, and herbs of this island and those of Juana. In this island there are many spices, and large mines of gold and...

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