Chile Today and Tomorrow

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Macmillan, 1922 - Chile - 345 pages
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Page 72 - ... besought Almighty God of His goodness to give him life and leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea.
Page 74 - This streight is extreme cold, with frost and snow continually; the trees seem to stoope with the burden of the weather, and yet are greene continually, and many good and sweete herbes doe very plentifully grow and increase under them. The bredth of the streight is in some place a league, in some other places 2.
Page 79 - He treats them with affection and they treat him with respect. He carries with him nine or ten cavaliers, cadets of English noblemen. These form a part of his council, which he calls together for even the most trivial matter, although he takes advice from no one.
Page 79 - This general of the Englishmen is a nephew of John Hawkins, and is the same who, about five years ago, took the port of Nombre de Dios. He is called Francisco Drac, and is a man about 35 years of age, low of stature, with a fair beard, and is one of the greatest mariners that sails the seas, both as a navigator and as a commander.
Page 82 - Voyage on which you are employed being to make a discovery both of the seas and Coasts of that part of the world, and if possible to lay the Foundations of a Trade there...
Page 22 - ... grandfather of Huayna Ccapac and father of Tupac Ynca, was the first who saw the coast and traversed its deserts. The Caciques and officers, by order of the Yncas, made a road fifteen feet wide through these coast valleys, with a strong wall on each side. The whole space of this road was smooth and shaded by trees. These trees, in many places, spread their branches laden with fruit over the road, and many birds fluttered amongst the leaves. In every valley there was a principal station for the...
Page 73 - The Spaniards never had any dealing, or so much as set a foot in this country, the utmost of their discoveries reaching only to many degrees southward of this place.
Page 73 - Spaniard that he wanted only some of their silver and gold which they got out of the earth and sent into Spain to trouble all the Earth.
Page 63 - ... Spaniards have done without help from others, solely by the valor of their persons and the forcefulness of their breed. In a period of seventy years they have overcome and opened up another world, without bringing with them wagons of provisions, or great store of baggage, or tents in which to rest, or anything but a sword and a shield, and a small bag in which they carried their food.
Page 94 - Almost every one had a pipkin in her hand, containing either fowls, or mutton made into broth, potatoes, eggs, or other eatables. We fell to work as if we had eat nothing in the night, and employed ourselves so for the best part of the day. In the evening the men filled our house bringing with them some jars of a liquor they called...

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