Life of Christopher Columbus

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G. Philip & Son, 1892 - America - 375 pages
 

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Page 139 - Indies, we should not have been devoid of a man who would have attempted the same that you did, here in our own country of Spain, as it is full of great men clever in cosmography and literature." Columbus said nothing in answer to these words, but having desired an egg to be brought to him, he placed it on the table, saying: 'Gentlemen, I will lay a wager with any of you, that you will not make this egg stand up as I will, naked and without anything at all.' They all tried, and no one succeeded in...
Page 297 - ... for it has few superiors in the whole Library of Travel. Enthusiastic Biographers, beginning with Ramusio, have placed Polo on the same platform with Columbus. But where has our Venetian Traveller left behind him any trace of the genius and lofty enthusiasm, the ardent and justified previsions which mark the great Admiral as one of the lights of the human race...
Page 22 - To this island, which is as large as England, the English, especially those from Bristol, go with their merchandise.
Page 258 - Never was the sea seen so high, so terrific, and so covered with foam; not only did the wind oppose our proceeding onward, but it also rendered it highly dangerous to run in for any headland, and kept me in that sea which seemed to me as a sea of blood, seething like a cauldron on a mighty fire. Never did the sky look more fearful; during one day and one night...
Page 266 - High do for the people of Israel, when He brought them out of Egypt ? or for David, whom from a shepherd He made to be king in Judaea?
Page 266 - IMS afflicted thee so much and so often, God or the world ? The privileges promised by God, He never fails in bestowing ; nor does He ever declare, after a service has been rendered Him, that such was not agreeable...
Page 352 - AND the fourth part of the world having been discovered by Americus, it may be called Amerige ; that is, the land of Americus or America.
Page 266 - Thus I have told thee what the Creator has done for thee, and what He does for all men. Even now He partially shows thee the reward of so many toils and dangers, incurred by thee in the service of others.

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