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Page 344 - ... any water ; which, if they did, the anger of God would come upon them, and they should die, which they did observe very carefully and strictly. The ceremonies, dancing, and sacrifice ended, they went to unclothe themselves, and the priests and superiors of the temple...
Page 1 - Spanish works on America, having passed through numerous editions in many languages. Acosta was, perhaps, the most learned of the early writers upon America, and his writings, though modeled after those of the mediaeval schoolmen, were full of suggestive observations, "touching the naturall historie of the heavens, ayre, water and earth at the West Indies, also of their beasts, fishes, fowles, plants, and other remarkable varieties of nature.
Page 166 - sing after three or foure sort, for some of them sing pleasantly, other like ours of Spaine, some also whistle, and other some make another manner of noise : they are likewise of divers colours, as some greene, some russet or gray, and some almost blacke, but of all sorts they are great and filthie, and noious by reason of their great multitude, yet are they not venemous, as I have said.
Page 140 - Governours house, so taught as the things he did seemed incredible. They sent him to the taverne for wine, putting the pot in one hand and the money in the other, and they could not possibly gette the money out of his hand before he had his pot full of wine.
Page 367 - ... rheumatic coughed, the lame halted, telling their miseries and griefs; wherewith they made the people to laugh; others came forth in the form of little beasts, some attired like snails, others like toads, and some like lizards; then meeting together, they told their offices, and every one retiring to his place they sounded on small flutes which was pleasant to hear.
Page 303 - If wee shall seeke into the Indian tongue for a word to answer to this name of God, as in Latin, Deus, in Greeke, Theos, in Hebrew, El, in Arabike, Alia; but wee shall not finde any in the Cuscan or Mexicaine tongues. So as such as preach or write to the Indians vse our Spanish name Dios...
Page 182 - I saw how shee put of all her garments, and took out of a certain coffer sundry kindes of Boxes, of the which she opened one, and tempered the ointment therein with her fingers, and then rubbed her body therewith from the sole of the foot to the crowne of the head, and when she had spoken privily with her selfe, having the candle in her hand, she shaked the parts of her body, and behold, I perceived a plume of feathers did burgen out, her nose waxed crooked and hard, her nailes turned into clawes,...