A Historical and Descriptive Narrative of Twenty Years' Residence in South America: Containing the Travels in Arauco, Chile, Peru, and Colombia; with an Account of the Revolution, Its Rise, Progress, and Results, Volume 3

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Hurst, Robinson & Company, 1829 - Chile
 

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Page 460 - The presence of a fortunate soldier, however disinterested he may bej is dangerous to newly constituted states. I am also disgusted with hearing that I wish to make myself a sovereign. Nevertheless, I shall always be ready to make the last sacrifice for the liberty of the country, but in the class of a private individual, and no other.
Page 466 - Consult the dignity to which your heroism has raised you, and if you must take any step to secure your national liberty — judge for yourselves — act with prudence — and be guided by reason and justice. 'It is now four years since the sacred cause of your independence called me to Chile. I assisted you to gain it. I have seen it accomplished. It only remains to preserve it. I leave you for a time, in order not to involve myself in matters foreign to my duties, and for other reasons concerning...
Page 296 - O'Higgins and Lautaro, under Lieutenants Bell and Robertson, are to set fire to one or more of the headmost hulks ; but these are not to be cut adrift so as to fall down upon the rest. " The watch-word, or parole and countersign, should the white dress not be sufficient distinction in the dark, are ' Gloria !' to be answered by ' Victoria !' (Signed)
Page 295 - The officers and men are all to be dressed in white jackets, frocks, or shirts, and are to be armed with pistols, sabres, knives, tomahawks, or pikes. ... " Two boat-keepers are to be appointed to each boat, who, on no pretence whatever, shall quit their respective 'boats ; but are to remain therein, and take care the boats do not get adrift.
Page 466 - Chilenos! You know that independence is purchased at the point of the bayonet Know also, that liberty is founded on good faith, and on the laws of honour; and that those who infringe upon them are your only enemies,— among whom you will never find. — Cochrane Quintero.
Page 279 - Lord Cochrane is such a miracle of nautical skill and courage; his cause of banishment from his country is so lamentable - his adventures have been so romantic - and his achievements so splendid, that no Englishman can read them without pride, that such things have been done by his countryman...
Page 296 - Esmeralda being the chief object of the expedition, the whole force is first to attack that ship, which, when carried, is not to be cut adrift, but is to remain in possession of the Patriot seamen, to ensure the capture of the rest.
Page 463 - The sovereign constituent Congress of Peru, contemplating how much the liberty of Peru owes to the Right Honourable Lord Cochrane, by whose talents, valour, and constancy the Pacific has been freed from our most inveterate enemies, and the standard of liberty has been displayed on the coasts of Peru, resolves that the Junta of Government, in the name of the Peruvian nation, do present...
Page 353 - Lordship objected, stating that ' as he was not master of the Spanish language, he wished them to remain as interpreters, fearful that some expression, not rightly understood, might be considered offensive.' San Martin now turned round to the Admiral, and said — ' Are you aware, my Lord, that I am Protector of Peru?
Page 258 - L mands me to inform your lordship, which I have the honour of doing, that should you persist in resigning the command of the squadron, which has been honoured by bearing your flag, the cause of terror and dismay to our enemies, and of glory to all true Americans ; or should the government unwisely admit it, this would be indeed a day of universal mourning in the new world...

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