History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and of the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes Volume 2

History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and of the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...of the commander-in-chief himself." 9 "E aquel Capitan que estaba con el General, que se decia Antonio de Quifiones, dixole: Vamos, Sefior, de aqui, ysalvemos vuestra Persona, pues que ya esto esta de manera, que es morir desesperado atender; e sin vos, ninguno de nosotros puede escapar, que no es esfuerzo, sino poquedad, por fiar aqul otra cosa." Oviedo, Hist. de las Ind., MS., lib. 33, cap. 26. 1 It may have been the same banner which is noticed by Mr. Bullock, as Cortes at length succeeded in regaining the firm ground, and reaching the open place before the great street of Tacuba. Here, under a sharp fire of the artillery, he rallied his broken squadrons, and, charging at the head of the little body of horse, which, not having been brought into action, were still fresh, he beat off the enemy. He then commanded the retreat of the two other divisions. The scattered forces again united; and the general, sending forward his Indian confederates, took the rear with a chosen body of cavalry to cover the retreat of the army, which was effected with but little additional loss." Andres de Tapia was despatched to the western causeway to acquaint Alvarado and Sandoval with the failure of the enterprise. Meanwhile the two captains had penetrated far into the city. Cheered by the triumphant shouts of their countrymen in the adjacent streets, they had pushed on with extraordinary vigor, that they might not be outstripped in the race of glory. They had almost reached, the market-place, which lay nearer to their quarters than to the general's, when they heard the blast from the dread horn of Guatemozin," followed by the overpowering yell of the barbarians, which had so startled the ears of Cortes; till at...show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894383
  • 9781236894380