Columbus and His Predecessors: A Study in the Beginnings of American History

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J. J. McVey, 1912 - 224 páginas

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Página 194 - East where spices growe, by a way that was never knowen before, by this fame and report there increased in my heart a great flame of desire to attempt some notable thing.
Página 96 - Seneca the tragedian hath these verses: --Venient annis Saecula seris, quibus Oceanus Vincula rerum laxet, et ingens Pateat Tellus, Tiphysque novos Detegat orbes; nec sit terris Ultima Thule: a prophecy of the discovery of America.
Página 126 - D. Isag Abrahan por otro tanto que "prestó á sus Altezas para los gastos de la guerra, é el un "cuento ciento cuarenta mil maravedís restantes para pagar "al dicho Escribano de Racion en cuenta de otro tanto que "prestó para la paga de las carabelas que sus Altezas man"daron ir de armada á las Indias, é para pagar á Cristóbal "Colon que va en la dicha armada.
Página 125 - Dio y pago mas el dicho Alonso de las Cabezas «(Tesorero de la Cruzada en el Obispado de Badajoz) »por otro libramiento del dicho Arzobispo de Gra»nada, fecho 5 de Mayo de 92 años...
Página 124 - Tesorero de la Hermandad desde el año 1491 hasta el de 1493, en el finiquito de ellas, se lee la partida siguiente: "Vos fueron recibidos...
Página 22 - I believe it will be well," answered the King, " and thither thou shalt go upon my errand, to proclaim Christianity there." Leif replied that the King should decide, but gave it as his belief that it would be difficult to carry this mission to a successful issue in Greenland. The King replied that he knew of no man who would be better fitted for this undertaking; "and in thy hands the cause will surely prosper.
Página 140 - I saw the royal banners of your highnesses placed by force of arms on the towers of the Alhambra, which is the fortress of that city, and beheld the Moorish king sally forth from the gates of the city, and kiss the royal hands of your highnesses...
Página 194 - I was very yong, yet having neverthelesse some knowledge of letters of humanitie, and of the Sphere. And when my father died in that time when...
Página 174 - The caravels set sail early in October, bearing off Columbus shackled like the vilest of culprits, amid the scoffs and shouts of. a miscreant rabble, who took a brutal joy in heaping insults on his venerable head, and sent curses after him from the shores of the island he had so recently added to the civilized world.
Página 200 - Blest and thrice blest the Roman Who sees Rome's brightest day, Who sees that long victorious pomp Wind down the Sacred Way, And through the bellowing Forum, And round the Suppliant's Grove, Up to the everlasting gates Of Capitolian Jove.

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