Spain in the West, Volume 3

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A. H. Clark Company, 1919 - America
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Page 327 - Blessed is the man whose help is from thee : in his heart, he hath disposed to ascend by steps, in the vale of tears, in the place which he hath set.
Page 64 - His deathbed, as his bed had always been, consisted of two calfskins for a mattress, two blankets such as the Indians use for covers, and a pack-saddle for a pillow.
Page 27 - The preparation of this work for publication has been under way for some ten years. Meanwhile pressing duties have intervened and new material has been uncovered. It was planned to publish the original Spanish, but owing to uncertainties caused by the Great War, the publishers have deemed this inadvisable. The editor has gathered material for another volume or more of letters and diaries by Kino, which he hopes to publish later, if the interest in and support for the present volumes make such publication...
Page 236 - ... from a little hill which was about a quarter of a league away. For the mortar for these foundations it was not necessary to haul water, because by means of the irrigation ditches we very easily conducted the water where we wished.
Page 64 - ... in the annals of Christianity since the Apostolic age. When now and then in the course of the centuries God's providence brings such a life into this world, the memory of it must be cherished by mankind as one of its...
Page 63 - His conversation was of the mellifluous names of Jesus and Mary, and of the heathen for whom he was ever offering prayers to God. In saying his breviary he always wept. He was edified by the lives of the saints, whose virtues he preached to us. When he publicly reprimanded a sinner he was choleric. But if anyone showed him personal disrespect he controlled his temper to such an extent that he made it a habit to exalt whomsoever maltreated him by word, deed, or in writing.
Page 122 - I told them also how in ancient times the Spaniards were not Christians; how Santiago came to teach them the faith, and how for the first fourteen years he was able to baptize only a few, because of which the holy Apostle was discouraged; but that the most holy Virgin appeared to him and consoled him, telling him that the Spaniards would convert the rest of the people of the world. And I showed them on the map of the world...
Page 379 - I obtained more than three thousand dollars' worth, which shortly and with ease were paid for with the goods, provisions, and cattle of the three rich districts. I invited some men from the frontier for the work on these buildings, and there came far and away more than I had asked for; and very especially, for entire months, the many inhabitants of the great new pueblo of San Francisco Xavier del Bac, which is sixty leagues distant to the north, worked and built on the three pueblos of this place...
Page 183 - We saw and counted fifty-four corpses nearby, thirty-one of men, and twenty-three of women. The natives gave us various spoils, which we brought away with us, among them an arquebus, powder, and balls, a leathern jacket, buffalo and deer skins, bows and arrows, and scalps of the above mentioned enemies. Of the Pima natives in the rancheria of Santa Cruz five died, and nine were wounded but recovered."8 228 This paragraph is taken directly from Kino's Breve Relaci6n.
Page 315 - Also, it was a matter of much astonishment to them to see our pack-animals and mounts, for they had never seen horses or mules or heard of them. And when the Yumas and Pimas who came with us said to them that our horses could run faster than the most fleet-footed natives, they did not believe it, and it was necessary to put it to the test. Thereupon a cowboy from Nuestra Senora de los Dolores saddled a horse and seven or eight of the most fleet-footed Quiquima runners set out, and although the cowboy...

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