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Page 202 - But their address in this rapid descent is truly wonderful ; for, in their swiftest motion, when they seem to have lost all government of themselves, they follow exactly the different windings of the road, as if they had previously settled in their minds the route they were to follow, and taken every precaution for their safety.
Page 30 - Quinterones, there are feveral intervening circumftances which throw them back ; for between the Mulatto and the negro, there is an intermediate race, which they call Sambos, owing their origin to a mixture between one of thefe with an Indian, or among themfelves.
Page 202 - They seem all this time ruminating on the danger that lies before them, and preparing themselves for the encounter. They not only attentively view the road, but tremble and snort at the danger. Having prepared...
Page 104 - Panama, each drove consisting of above an hundred, loaded with chests of gold and silver, on account of the merchants of Peru. Some unload them at the exchange, others in the middle of the square; yet, amidst the hurry and confusion of such crowds, no theft, loss, or disturbance, is ever known. He who has seen this place during the tiempo muerto, or dead time...
Page 202 - In these passages, on one side, are steep eminences, and, on the other, frightful abysses; and, as they generally follow the direction of the mountain, the road, instead of lying in a level, forms at every little distance steep declivities, of several hundred yards downward. These can only be descended by...
Page 195 - Our gloves were indeed some defence to our hands, but our faces were entirely exposed ; nor were our clothes a sufficient defence for the rest of our bodies, for their stings penetrating through the cloth, caused a very painful and fiery itching.
Page 202 - The address of these creatures is here truly wonderful ; for in this rapid motion, when they seem to have lost all government of themselves, they follow exactly the different windings of the road, as if they had before accurately reconnoitred, and previously settled in their minds the route they were to follow, and taken every precaution for their safety amidst so many irregularities. There would indeed otherwise be no possibility of travelling over such places, where the safety of the rider depends...
Page 430 - With regard to the first, they, choose a place where the river is very narrow, and has •on each side high rocks. They consist of only four long beams laid close together over the precipice, and form a path about a yard and a half in breadth, being just sufficient for a man to pass over on horseback ; and custom has rendered these bridges so natural to them, that they pass them without any apprehension. The second, or those formed of...
Page 124 - Its ikin is covered with a thin fcale adhering to it, which renders it rough and hard ; and, from the crown of its head to the beginning of its tail, which is generally about half a yard, runs a line of vertical...