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A Winter in Central America and Mexico - Page 302
by Helen Josephine Sanborn - 1886 - 321 pages
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History of the conquest of Mexico: with a preliminary view of the ..., Volume 2

William Hickling Prescott - Mexico - 1843
...shining speck, the rival capital of Tezcuco, and, still further on, the dark belt of porphyry, girdling the Valley around, like a rich setting which Nature had devised for the fairest of her jewels. Such was the beautiful vision which broke on the eyes of the Conquerors. And even now, when so sad...
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The North American Review, Volume 58

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1844
...shining speck, the rival capital of Tezcuco, and, still further on, the dark belt of porphyry, girdling the Valley around, like a rich setting which Nature had devised for the fairest of her jewels. " Such was the beautiful vision which broke on the eyes of the Conquerors. And even now, when so sad...
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A course of reading for common schools and the lower classes of academies ...

Henry Mandeville - Readers and speakers - 1851 - 377 pages
...shining speck,) the rival capital Tezc.uco ; and, still further on, (he dark belt of porphyry, girdling the valley around, like a rich setting which nature had devised for the fairest of her jewels. Such was the beautiful vision which broke on the eyes of the conquerors ; and even now, when so sad...
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Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and republican, Volume 1

Brantz Mayer - 1852
...shining speck, the rival capital of Tezcoco; and, still further on, the dark belt of porphyry, girdling the valley around, like a rich setting which Nature had devised for the fairest of her jewels." Cortez easily descended with his troops by the mountain road towards the plain of the valley; and as...
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Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican: a historical, geographical ..., Volume 1

Brantz Mayer - Mexico - 1852
...shining speck, the rival capital of Tezcoco ; and, still further on, the dark belt of porphyry, girdling the valley around, like a rich setting which Nature had devised for the fairest of her jewels." Cortez easily descended with his troops by the mountain road towards the plain of the valley; and as...
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Hand-book of American literature, historical, biographical, and critical [by ...

Joseph Gostwick - 1856
...shining speck, the rival capital of Tezcuco ; and still further on, the dark belt of porphyry, girdling the valley around, like a rich setting which nature had devised for the fairest of her jewels. Such was the beautiful vision which broke on the eyes of the conquerors. cf. t rrnptao -suru » an...
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The Ladies' Reader: Designed for the Use of Ladies' Schools and Family ...

John William Stanhope Hows - Elocution - 1860 - 425 pages
...shining speck, the rival capital of Tezcuco, and, still farther on, the dark belt of porphyry, girdling the Valley around like a rich setting which nature had devised for the fairest of her jewels. • and the soil, unsheltered from the fierce radiance of a tropical sun, is in many places abandoned...
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Cortes and Pizarro

William Dalton - Biography & Autobiography - 1862 - 499 pages
...shining speck, the rival capital of Tezcuco, and, still farther on, the dark belt of porphyry girdling the valley around, like a rich setting which nature had devised for the fairest of her jewels." The first feeling among these toil-worn, weatherbeaten veterans, was intense admiration and delight...
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Graduated exercises for translation into German, extr. from Engl. authors ...

Friedrich Otto Froembling - History - 1866
...shining speck, the rival capital of Tezcuco, and, still further on, the dark belt of porphyry, girdling the valley around, like a rich setting which nature had devised for the fairest of her jewels. Such was the beautiful vision which broke on the eyes of the Conquerors. And even now, when so sad...
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The Life of Ulysses S. Grant: General United States Army

Henry Champion Deming - Presidents - 1868 - 533 pages
...lake, and nearly screened by intervening foliage, was seen a shining speck, the rival capital Tezcuco ; and still farther on the dark belt of porphyry, girding...the valley around like a rich setting which Nature has devised for the fairest of her jewels. " Such was the beautiful vision which broke upon the eyes...
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