A five years' residence in Buenos Ayres: during the years 1820 to 1825 : containing remarks on the country and inhabitants and a visit to Colonia del Sacramento

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G. Herbert, 1825 - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - 176 pages
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Page 100 - that men have died, and worms have eaten them, but not for love,
Page 55 - It is rarely we see, in Buenos Ayres, a person marked with the small pox, vaccination being generally practised ;* and very few deformed people. Indeed, the generality of them may be called handsome. The young men are well grown, possess good figures, and their manners render them truly agreeable.
Page 32 - for the benefit of the widows and orphans of those who had fallen in the
Page 3 - sometimes causes great delay to vessels leaving the inner roads ; days, and even a week, being lost at some periods.
Page 3 - The outer and inner roads are, in fact, open roadsteads^ neither of them possessing good anchorage. A strong wind from the
Page 110 - Adieu, thou dreary pile, where never dies " The sullen echo of repentant sighs
Page 5 - In addition to the difficulty of large vessels getting up the river, an adequate freight cannot be procured for them
Page 58 - from his mouth, when passing another in the street. In another branch of politeness, Buenos Ayres is not outdone, even by Paris itself; viz. the constant custom of taking off the hat, when meeting each other in the street. The English mode of touching the hat is too groom and footman-like, to be followed here:
Page 119 - The hearses are modelled after the French fashion, and are not followed by mourners. The relatives of the deceased attend the burial-ground to receive the body, and the church ceremonies of mass, &c. take place some days after. The death of a friar, or any priest, is announced by a particular tolling of the bell.

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