The History of America, 2. kötet

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F. A. Schraembl, 1787

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12. oldal - In paffing over their elevated and frozen fummits, it is fo thoroughly cooled, that the greater part of the countries beyond them hardly feel the ardour to which they feem expofed by their fituation.
33. oldal - ... life with which we have any acquaintance. From this it is manifest, that the tribes which originally migrated to America, came off from nations which must have been no less barbarous than...
40. oldal - Each fent fome of his people afhore : but in one place the inhabitants fled as the -Ruffians approached; in another, they carried off thofe who landed, and deftroyed their boats. The violence of the weather, and the diftrefs of their crews, obliged both to quit this inhofpitable coaft. In their return they touched at feveral iflands, which ftretch in a chain from eaft to weft between the country which they had difcovered and the coaft of Afia. They had fome intercourfe with the natives, who feemed...
10. oldal - Even in the most sultry weather, the moment that the wind veers to that quarter, its penetrating influence is felt in a transition from heat to cold, no less violent than sudden.
83. oldal - ... criminal desire, seems to have been peculiar to the Americans. By communicating it to their conquerors, they have not only amply avenged their own wrongs, but, by adding this calamity to those which formerly embittered human life, they have, perhaps, more than counterbalanced all the benefits which Europe has derived from the discovery of the New World.
352. oldal - Spaniards returned to the charge with such vigour, that they gradually forced their way up the steps, and drove the Mexicans to the platform at the top of the tower. There, a dreadful carnage began, when two young Mexicans of high rank, observing Cortes as he animated his soldiers by his voice and example, resolved to sacrifice their own lives, in order to cut off the author of all the calamities which desolated their country.
10. oldal - The wind, in paffing over fuch an extent of high and frozen land , becomes fo impregnated with cold , that it acquires a piercing keennefs, which it retains in its progrefs through warmer climates , and is not entirely mitigated until it reach the Gulf of M exiko. Over all the continent of North America , a northwefterly wind and exceffive cold are fynonymous terms.
153. oldal - A scene ensues, the bare description of which is enough to chill the heart with horror, wherever men have been accustomed by milder institutions to respect their species, and to melt into tenderness at the sight of human sufferings. The prisoners are tied naked to a stake, but so as to be at liberty to move round it. All who are present, men, women, and children, rush upon them like furies. Every species of...
100. oldal - Every circumstance reminds women of this mortifying inferiority. They must approach their lords with reverence ; they must regard them as more exalted beings, and are not permitted to eat in their presence.
253. oldal - Montezuma enabled him to take this spirited part, his own dispositions were such as seemed naturally to prompt him to it. Of all the princes who had swayed the Mexican sceptre, he was the most haughty, the most violent, and the most impatient of control. His subjects looked up to him with awe, and his enemies with terror.

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