Metodo Para Aprender a Leer El Ingles Por Reglas; Tanto En Prosa Como En Verso

Metodo Para Aprender a Leer El Ingles Por Reglas; Tanto En Prosa Como En Verso

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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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...more as allied princes than as vassals, bringing armies of their retainers into the field, led on by their own captains, or by themselves in person. They assisted with their armadas, and they contributed with their treasures to the successes of the war, but mantained a jealous right over the disposition of their forces. During the siege of Malaga, the duke of Medinasidonia volunteered, at one time a large force of the cavaliers of his household, sending twenty thousand doblas of gold, and one hundred vessels, some armed, and others laden with provisions, from his rich domains. The domestic establismhents of these nobles were like the establishments of petty sovereigns; whole armies of retainers thronged their various estates, and their houses were filled with persons of merit, and with young cavaliers of family, reared under their auspices in the exercise of arts and arms. To the duke of Medinasidonia, Columhus first applied. They had many interviews and conversations, but could never come to a conclusion (i). The duke was tempted, for a time, by the magnificent anticipations held out; but the very splendour of these anticipations threw a colouring of exaggeration over the enterprise, and Gomera assures us that he finally rejected it as the dream of an italian visionary (2). Columbus next turned to the duke of Medinacely, and for a time, with great prospect of success; they had various negotiations, and, at one time, the duke was actually on the point of despatching him on the contemplated voyage, with three or four caravels, which he had ready in his port. Fearing however, that such an expedition would be strongly discountenanced by the crown, he suddenly abandoned it observing that the object was too great to be grasped by a subject, and was...
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  • English
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