The Spanish Conquest in America, and Its Relation to the History of Slavery and to the Government of Colonies Volume 3

The Spanish Conquest in America, and Its Relation to the History of Slavery and to the Government of Colonies Volume 3

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...y Discurso de la Prwincia de Santiago de Mix-ico, lib. i., cap. 4. Brusselas, 1625. 268 Ilis Temptations in the Hermitage. and to bring them little presents, paid a visit to the new hermit, and, horrified at the state in which they found him, persuaded him to occupy a cell in another part of the island, where he would be more sheltered. Meanwhile, Pedro de Aconada, who had waited impatiently for some tidings of his friend, and had received none, entered the Dominican monastery of San Estevan, in Salamanca. _ Francisco de Betanzos at last bethought him of returning to his companion, of whose change of life he knew nothing. On his way to Salamanca he passed through his own city of Leon, where his rich parents were residing. There, as he was about to knock at the door of his father s house, his father came out on horseback, accompanied by his servants. The son recognized the father, but, as might be expected, the father did not recognize his son. For the love of Jesus Christ, give some charity to this poor stranger, said Francisco de Betanzos; but his father, seeing that the man who asked him alms was gray, yet that he appeared quite capable of work, said, with a loud voice, It would be far better for you to seek an employer, and to work, than to go about in the idleness of this vagabond life; and when the master had passed on, the servants were not slow to improve upon his comments. Pursuing the route to Salamanca, Betanzos was seized upon by the alcalde of a town through which he passed as a fit person, from his miserable appearance, to be an executioner; but he contrived to escape before he had to perform any of the duties of the oflice. In the course of the same journey he came to a town where dwelt a...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610806
  • 9781236610805