Cuzco: A Journey to the Ancient Capital of Peru; with an Account of the History, Language, Literature, and Antiquities of the Incas. And Lima: a Visit to the Capital and Provinces of Modern Peru; with a Sketch of the Vice Regal Government, History of the Republic, and a Review of the Literature and Society of Peru. With Illustrations and a Map

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Chapman and Hall, 1856 - 419 pages
 

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Page 279 - And they repenting and groaning for anguish of spirit shall say within themselves, This was he, whom we had sometimes in derision, and a proverb of reproach: we fools accounted his life madness, and his end to be without honour: how is he numbered among the children of God, and his lot is among the saints!
Page 238 - Dares stretch her wing o'er this enormous mass Of rushing water; scarce she dares attempt The sea-like Plata; to whose dread expanse, Continuous depth, and wondrous length of course, Our floods are rills. With unabated force, In silent dignity they sweep along, And traverse realms unknown, and blooming wilds, And fruitful deserts, worlds of solitude, Where the sun smiles and seasons teem in vain, Unseen, and unenjoy'd.
Page 112 - Voltcrra and Agrigentum, arc wonderful monuments of the perseverance and energy of the people who raised them ; but they fall immeasurably short, in beauty of execution, to the fortress of Cuzco, where the huge blocks are fitted into each other, though of unequal sizes, and various shapes, with as minute accuracy as is to be seen in the mosaics of ancient Rome. Viewed from a liltle distance, the great fortress of Cuzco has a most striking effect.
Page 16 - ... bank facing the sea, so that this face may be ten or twelve feet or more high, and the other may not be above three or four. They are built, or rather faced, with hewn stones of a very large size ; and the workmanship is not inferior to the best plain piece of masonry we have in England. They use no sort of cement ; yet the joints are exceedingly close, and the stones morticed and tenanted one into another, in a very artful manner.
Page 96 - ... walls of the old convent of Santa Teresa, under the houses forming the west side of the great square of Cuzco, down the centre of a broad street where it is crossed by numerous stone bridges, and eventually unites with the Rodadero, which separates the city from the little eastern suburb of San Bias, to the south of the Gardens of the Sun. The principal part of the ancient city was built between the two rivers, with the great square in the centre; and to the westward of the Huatanay are two more...
Page 37 - To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; On the wilderness, wherein there is no man; To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; And to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
Page 158 - De los nuevos campeones los rostros Marte mismo parece animar; la grandeza se anida en sus pechos; a su marcha todo hacen temblar. Se conmueven del Inca las tumbas y en sus huesos revive el ardor, lo que ve renovando a sus hijos de la Patria el antiguo esplendor.
Page 103 - ... square slab, and a steep stone staircase leads from one of the recesses, or portals, to a second terrace. There are remains of a similar kind on other sides of the hill, the summit of which appears to have been reached by a succession of terraces. The remains of another of the palaces of the Incas are situated in the present Calle del Triunfo, near the great square of Cuzco. The walls are constructed of huge masses of rock, of various shapes and sizes, one of them actually having twelve sides....
Page 93 - Incas ! city, where; in by-gone times, a patriarchal form of government was combined with a high state of civilisation ; where works were conceived and executed, which, to this day, are the wonder and admiration of the wanderer ; where a virtuous race of monarchs ruled an empire, equal in size to that of Adrian, exceeding that of Charlemagne. Cuzco ! the hallowed spot where Manco's golden wand sank to its head into the ground ; the favoured city, whose beautiful temple surpassed in splendour the...
Page 315 - Peru is from this moment free and independent, by the general vote of the people, and by the justice of her cause, which GOD defend...

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