Living Age Volume 44

Living Age Volume 44

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... but this letter is so full of French idiomatic phrases, that it cannot have been translated frotn English, and Sir Walter would not, of course, have written in French to an English friend.--Lz't. Gazette. Brnmon-: c. GUATEMALTECA.---A pros ectuu has been recently issued in the city of untemnln, for the publication of some of the valuable ancient MSS., which exist in the archives of the old Captain-Generalcy of Guatemala, together with a number of works of native authors. Many vul_uable MSS. must exist, scattered amongst the municipalities. There is one of Gonzalo dc Alvarado, brother of the conqueror, and Juarros refers to histories com iled by the Caziqucs of the Pipil (or Nahanl, ) (suicke, and Pocoman lndians, who had been taught to write in Spanish. He speaks also of the MSS. of Don Juan Torres, Juan Macario, and Francisco Gomes, descendants of the Kachiqucl kings. Pelacs also mentions various documents which must have the highest interest and value to students, and which if their publication does not fall within the coinpctcnce of private enterprise' or that of existing societies, should be brought out by the government. A tithe of the money annually squandered in qntrrrels which parody the name of wars, if spent in this manner, would confer more glory on the State than it has derived from its arms.--Lit. Gazelle. M. Leon Fancher, an eminent French writer on questions of political economy, has just died. Amongst his productions are two large volumes, called " Etudes sur l'Angleterre," one of the best and most serious books on our country published in France. M. Faueber played a leading part in political alfuirs, and was for some time a Cabinet Minister. PART II. CHAPTER VII.--PERCY WE have left him pacing up and...show more

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  • Paperback | 712 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,247g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973038
  • 9781236973030