A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, Volume 3

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John Murray, 1828 - America - 434 pages
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Page 203 - Well would it have been for Columbus Chap. II.] COAST OF HONDURAS. 203 had he followed their advice. Within a day or two he would have arrived at Yucatan ; the discovery of Mexico and the other opulent countries of New Spain would have necessarily followed; the Southern Ocean would have been disclosed to him, and a succession of splendid discoveries would have shed fresh glory on his declining age, instead of its sinking amidst gloom, neglect, and disappointment.
Page 348 - Now and then, but very sparingly, they were allowed a drop of water from the kegs ; but this was only in cases of the utmost extremity, and principally to those who were employed in rowing. The night had far advanced, but those whose turn it was to take repose were unable to sleep, from the intensity of their thirst ; or if they slept, it was but to be tantalized by dreams of cool fountains and running brooks, and to awaken in redoubled torment.
Page 376 - ... down and died by the way ; some by the side of a brook, others under the shade of a tree, where they had crawled for shelter from the sun. •- I have found many dead in the road...

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