Travels in Brazil in 1815, 1816, and 1817

Travels in Brazil in 1815, 1816, and 1817

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...and trowsers which left his knees bare, and' spui's on his naked feet. This little man was, however, very goodnatured and kind, always riding before us, and seeking, not without danger to himself, 't e best pas s. After sulfermg under the just apprehensiori of losing our ag ge in the water, we at last, under a heavy fall__of rain, reached e end of these meadows. The last watery spot' we crossed in a boat near the church of 'S. Amara, and our tropa now proceeded on unmensely large green plains, which already make part of those of the Goa tacases, that, extending as far as the Paraiba, and from which t e Villa de S. ' Salvador is surnamed dos Campos dos Goa tacases. Between the grass of this track of land, as well aslin al pastures along the eastern coast of Brazil, ows the side carpinif ia, with a shrubby woody stem and yefibw flowers; it grows very fast, and fre. quently shelters a species of inambu, denominated perdiza, (partndge, described by Temminck under the name of tinamus mucu Iorua). This yet little known bird resembles our quail in colour, 'but is rather larger, and stays as long before the settin 'dog as our European partridge. A ter having rode over these p ains, m which a rent man cattle were grazing, till the evenin, we ar. 'rived at fire large a be of S. Bcnto. This convent, w ich be. longs to the abbey of. Bento in Rio de Janeiro, is possessed of considerable estates. The buildin itselfis large, has a fine church, two court-yards, and a small.gar en in the mtcrior, in which the beds, walled up with stones, are occupied by balsamines, tuberoses, &c. In one of the court-yards stood lofty cocoa-nut trees, (cocoa nucifera, Linn.) loaded with fruit. The convent possesses fifty slaves, who have...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236892321
  • 9781236892324