Travels in Central America: Being a Journal of Nearly Three Years' Residence in the Country : Together with a Sketch of the History of the Republic, and an Account of Its Climate, Productions, Commerce, Etc

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1847 - Central America - 358 pages
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Page 340 - a terror to evil doers," and " a praise to those who do well," that they may most truly be termed a terror to those who do well, and a protection to evil doers. Under such a government, and with a people spiritless enough to submit to it, there can be little hope of any moral improvement;
Page 278 - rich mines of iron, which produce a purer and more malleable metal than any imported from Europe; the ore is almost close to the surface, and very abundant, and there are extensive forests in the immediate vicinity, which serve for making charcoal; but the
Page 336 - I never have found any native of Central America, who would admit that there could be any vice in lying; and when one has succeeded in cheating another, however gross and infamous the fraud may be, the natives will only remark,
Page 49 - stirred to free it from the outer pulp; after which it is spread out upon a platform, with which every coffee estate is furnished, to dry in the sun; but there still exists an inner husk, which, when
Page 143 - the cinders, which were in some places so hot as to burn my shoes, and guiding myself by the flashes of lightning which played about the volcano, and the direction from which the loudest noises proceeded, as the smoke entirely obscured the vision, I slowly ascended among the lava and cinders; which however occupied a
Page 32 - Art. 5. No duty shall be charged on instruments and machinery imported for the works of the canal. " Art. 6. The expense of the work shall be acknowledged as a national debt, and the tolls of the canal shall all be applied to
Page 324 - the British vice-consul, in Nicaragua, but the proceeds of the article which was sold in Nicaragua being invested in indigo for remittance to England, did not, from the state of the markets, realise the anticipated amount, netting only 16,210 16s. 3d., instead of 26,765
Page 86 - mestizo. He was originally servant to a woman of no very respectable character in Amatitlan, and afterwards to a Spaniard, from whom it is supposed he learnt the little knowledge and breeding he possessed when he first appeared on the political stage of Guatemala; afterwards he was employed as a
Page 27 - water over a mud bottom. Opposite this port there is a fine level beach, possessing deep water close to the edge, which would form an admirable site for a town; and where, at very little expense, a wharf might be constructed capable of accommodating almost any number of
Page 31 - the opening of a canal fitted for the passage of the largest vessels in the state of Nicaragua. " Art. 2. The works to be of the most solid construction. " Art. 3. The government shall offer to the undertakers an indemnification equivalent to the cost and

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