A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World: Many of which are Now First Translated Into English ; Digested on a New Plan, Volume 14

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme ... and Cadell and Davies, 1813 - Voyages and travels

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Page 416 - The address of these creatures is here truly wonderful ; for in this rapid motion, when they seem to have lost all government of themselves, they follow exactly the different windings of the road, as if they had before accurately reconnoitred, and previously settled in their minds the route they were to follow, and taken every precaution for their safety amidst so many irregularities.
Page 331 - Salto atras, retrogrades, becaufe, inftead of advancing towards being Whites, they have gone backwards towards the Negro race. The children between a Negro and Quinteron are called Sambos de Negro, de Mulatto, de Terceron, &c.
Page 367 - Some unload them at the exchange, others in the middle of the square; yet, amidst the hurry and confusion of such crowds, no theft, loss, or disturbance, is ever known. He who has seen this place during the tiempo muerto, or dead time...
Page 401 - ... it when very young, is generally not lefs than eighteen or twenty feet high. It begins from the ground to divide itfelf into four or five ftems, according to the vigour of the root, from whence they all proceed. They are generally between four and feven inches in diameter ; but their firft growth is in an oblique direction, fo that the branches are all expanded and leparated from one another.
Page 590 - ... receding to a considerable distance, returned in mountainous waves foaming with the violence of the agitation, and suddenly turned Callao, and the neighbouring country, into a sea.
Page 573 - Cruzada, the superiors of the religious orders, the colleges, and other persons of eminence. On this day the judges attend the viceroy to an entertainment given by the alcalde ; and all persons of note take a pride in doing the like to his attendants. At night there is a play, to which the ladies are admitted veiled, and in their usual dress, to see the new viceroy. The second day after his arrival at Callao, he goes in a coach provided for him by the city, to the chapel de la Legua, so called from...
Page 398 - Wood, fuch as they ufe in making a Balza, being about five or fix yards in length, and near a foot in diameter. This Log will be...
Page 341 - Guayaquil, where the climate seems to be better adapted to it than that of Carthagena; for it is not only more common but grows to three or four feet in height, the leaves and every part in proportion. In the woods about Carthagena are found a great quantity of bejucos of a different magnitude, figure, and colour, and some of the stems flat.
Page 406 - ... till the whole are fecured ; that in the middle being the principal piece, and thence the number of beams is always odd. The larger fort of Balzas generally carry between four and five hundred quintals, without being damaged by the proximity of the water; for the waves of the...
Page 365 - ... to an extreme pain, when he endeavours to move them. In this difagreeable cry confifts his whole defence ; for, it being natural to him to fly at the firft hoftile approach of any beaft, he makes at every motion fuch...