A philosophical and political history of the settlements and trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies, Volume 3

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Page 37 - His fame and his forces made it impossible that this should be refused him ; but his usurpation was marked with so many enormities, that Nunez was regretted. He was recalled from exile, and soon collected a sufficient number of forces to enable him to take the field. Civil commotions were then renewed with extreme fury by both parties. No quarter was asked or given on either side. The Indians took part in this as they had done in the preceding wars ; some ranged themselves under the standard of the...
Page 403 - Montbar, with a fabre in his hand, fell upon. the enemy, broke through. them, and hurrying twice from one end of the fhip to the other, levelled every thing that oppofed him. When he had compelled the enemy to furrender, leaving to his companions the h.ippinefs of dividing fo rich a booty, he contented himlilf with the favage pleafure of contemplating the dead bodies.
Page 255 - Twe {hips were fent every year from Portugal, to carry the refufe of the kingdom to this new world, and to bring home parrots and woods for the dyers and cabinet-makers. Ginger was afterwards added ; but foon after prohibited, left it fhould interfere with the fale of the fame article from India.
Page 12 - The emperor, who heard him with a great deal of patience, replied, " / am very witting to be the friend of the king of Spain, but not his vassal ; the pope must surely be a very extraordinary man, to give so liberally what does not belong to him. I shall not change my religion for another, and if the Christians adore a God who died upon a cross, I worship the sun, who never dies.
Page 378 - Meat will not keep fweet above four-and-twenty hours. The fruits decay, whether they are gathered ripe, or before their maturity. The bread muft be made up into bifcuits, to prevent its growing mouldy. Common wines foon turn four ; and iron grows rufty in a day's time.
Page 408 - Oftend, but who had fcrved all his life among the French. His intrepidity would never let him fuffer the leaft figns of cowardice among thofe who afTociated with him.
Page 407 - Cruces, where itceafes to be navigable. He then proceeded by land to Panama, which was only five leagues diftant. Upon a large and extenfive plain that was before the city, he met with a...
Page 33 - The new governor marched into the heart of the empire, to reduce such places as refused to acknowledge his authority. A multitude of ruffians joined him on his march. His army breathed nothing but vengeance and plunder : every thing gave way before it. If the military talents of the general had equalled the ardour of his troops, the war had ended here. Unhappily for Almagro, he had lost his conductor, John de Herrada. His inexperience made him fall into the snares that were laid for him by Peter...
Page 371 - The nature of fome ofthole ioils is better adapted to vegetables than others. In thofe places where the clay is drier and more friable, and mixes...
Page 391 - The dress of these barbarians consisted of a shirt dipped in the blood of the animals they killed in hunting; a pair of drawers dirtier than the shirt and made in the shape of a brewer's apron ; a girdle made of leather, on which a very short sabre was hung, and some knives; a hat without any rim, except a flap before, in order to take hold of it; and shoes without stockings. Their ambition was satisfied if they could but provide themselves with a gun that carried balls of an ounce weight, and with...

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