Lima; Or, Sketches of the Capital of Peru, Historical, Statistical, Administrative, Commercial and Moral

Lima; Or, Sketches of the Capital of Peru, Historical, Statistical, Administrative, Commercial and Moral

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...and Saviour of all generations to have forbidden this year, by paramount but not competent authority, the presence of devils and giants in the public processions of Quasimodo (Sunday next). The measure is unreasonable and unnecessary, 1. because the said devils form an innocent escort to the Divine Majesty, and the people delight to see them prostrate themselves before God; and 2., because the giants, without frightening children, attract a more numerous crowd of devout persons, but for whose presence the Divine procession would be completely deserted. Your petitioner therefore begs of your Excellency and of your pious heart, that from my church of my faithful parishioners may proceed disguised as devils and giants; I await this favour from your pious Christian heart. "f Dr. N. N. Cura de... "I further pray that there may be Papa-huevos." The viceroy, moved by so much eloquence and convinced by the reverend theologian's arguments, replied in these terms: "In conformity with the prayer of this petition, the venerable cura of... is permitted to have four giants to accompany the Divine Majesty on Quasimodo Sunday next, and also Papa-huevos. (Signed)." The procession of the Senor de los Milagros (Lord of Miracles), called lhe Rodeo de las Viejas (procession of old women), though many young girls join it, starts from the church of the Nazarene nuns on the 18th of October, in commemoration of one of the earthquakes which destroyed the capital. The Senor de los Milagros has been made the patron of earthquakes, for the reasons given in the following popular legend. "At a certain place in Lima called Pachacamilla, there stood a building used as a place of meeting by the Angolas negroes, one of whom painted on the wall more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236508737