History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic, of Spain, Volume 1

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G. Routledge & Company, 1854 - Spain - 465 pages
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Page 346 - Alas!" exclaimed the unhappy exile, "when were woes ever equal to mine!" The scene of this event is still pointed out to the traveller by the people of the district; and the rocky height, from which the Moorish chief took his sad farewell of the princely abodes of his youth, is commemorated by the poetical title of El Ultimo Sospiro del Moro, "The Last Sigh of the Moor.
Page 345 - There was crying in Granada when the sun was going down, Some calling on the Trinity, some calling on Mahoun ; Here passed away the Koran, there in the Cross was...
Page 383 - Columbus a recital of his adventures. His manner was sedate and dignified, but warmed by the glow of natural enthusiasm. He enumerated the several islands...
Page 382 - The admiral's progress through the country was everywhere impeded by the multitudes thronging forth to gaze at the extraordinary spectacle, and the more extraordinary man, who, in the emphatic language of that time, which has now lost its force from its familiarity, first revealed the existence of a
Page v - To compile a history from various authors, when they can only be consulted by other eyes, is not easy, nor possible, but with more skilful and attentive help than can be commonly obtained...
Page 382 - ... as he passed through the principal «cities, with collars, bracelets, and other ornaments of gold, rudely fashioned. He exhibited, also, considerable quantities of the same metal in dust or in crude masses...
Page 382 - When they beheld their faces once more, and saw them accompanied by the numerous evidences which they brought back of the success of the expedition, they burst forth in acclamations of joy and gratulation. They awaited the landing of Columbus, when the whole population of the place accompanied him and his crew to the principal church, where solemn thanksgivings were offered up for their return ; while every bell in the village sent forth a joyous peal in honor of the glorious event.
Page 200 - It was considered good evidence of the fact, if the prisoner wore better clothes or cleancr linen on the Jewish sabbath than on other days of the week ; if he had no fire in his house the preceding evening ; if he sat at table with Jews, or ate the meat of animals slaughtered by their hands...
Page 12 - Thus while the inhabitants of the great towns in other parts of Europe were languishing in feudal servitude, the members of the Castilian corporations, living under the protection of their own laws and magistrates in time of peace, and commanded by their own officers in war, were in full enjoyment of all the essential rights and privileges of...
Page 372 - ... will not enlarge on the cruelty and the avarice which they frequently experienced from the masters of the ships which transported them from Spain. Some were murdered to gratify their cupidity, others forced to sell their children for the expenses of the passage. They arrived in Genoa in crowds...

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