A Journey Through Spain in the Years 1786 and 1787: With Particular Attention to the Agriculture, Manufactures, Commerce, Population, Taxes, and Revenue of that Country; and Remarks in Passing Through a Part of France, Volume 1

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C. Dilly, 1791 - France - 1172 pages
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Page 5 - Spain, a man fhould have a good confutation, two good fervants, letters of credit for the principal ckies, and a proper introduction to the beft families, both of the native inhabitants and of ftrangers fettled in the country. ' The language will be eafily acquired.
Page 122 - ... their place of abode, the time when they were condemned, and the event; whether the party were...
Page 84 - ... embraced by four little beams, forming eight arms, similar to those above described, on the axis of the water-wheel. As the mule which they use goes round, these horizontal arms, supplying the place of cogs, take hold, each in succession, of those arms which are fixed on the axis of the water-wheel, and keep it in rotation.
Page 84 - ... and keep it in rotation. This machine, than which nothing can be cheaper, throws up a great quantity of water ; yet undoubtedly it has two defects ; the...
Page 317 - Nobles, discretos varones Que gobernáis a Toledo, En aquestos escalones Desechad las aficiones, Codicias, amor y miedo. Por los comunes provechos Dexad los particulares: Pues vos fizo Dios pilares De tan riquísimos techos, Estad firmes y derechos.
Page 84 - The axis of the wheel is embraced by four small beams, crossing each other at right angles, tapering at the extremities, and forming eight little arms. This wheel is near the centre of the horse-walk, contiguous to the vertical axis, into the top of which the...
Page 346 - June, in the evening, I returned to Madrid, and the next morning I attended at the bull feaft. The amphitheatre is three hundred and thirty feet diameter, and the arena, two hundred and twenty-five. It is faid to contain fifteen thoufand fpectators; but I doubt the truth of this afTertion.
Page 352 - Coftillaiis holds the fword, that he has not fptmd the vital part. I faw him bury the weapon up to the very hilt; but, as the point did not penetrate the thorax, it only glanced along the ribs, and after a few minutes, was fhaken out by the frantic animal.
Page 402 - An acre of ground : in tho opinion of some Spanish linguists, it is as much land as a pair of oxen can plough in a day.
Page 374 - ... neighbours, which might be more profitably employed for their own emolument and exaltation, if expended in agricultural improvements, and the general fomentation of their induftry.

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