Letters on South America: Comprising Travels on the Banks of the Paraná and Rio de la Plata, Volume 2


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Página 62 - Had you seen these roads before they were made, You would lift up your hands and bless General Wade.
Página 257 - ... and to all nations and men of the globe the justice that governs our votes, declare on the face of the Earth that it is the unanimous and unquestioned will of these provinces to break the forced chains that have linked them to the kings of Spain, to recover the rights of which they were despoiled, and to invest themselves with the high character of a nation free and independent from Ferdinand VII as well as from his successors and metropolis. In consequence they remain in fact and by right in...
Página 53 - Nimborum in patriam , loca feta furentibus austris , jEoliam venit. Hie vasto rex .¿Eolus antro Luctantes ventos tempestatesque sonoras Imperio premit , ac vinclis et carcere frenat.
Página 274 - A stranger would think that where beef was to be had for next to nothing, and fish for the trouble of picking it up, there could not be many beggars. He would be mistaken. In Buenos Ayres there are plenty of beggars, but then they beg in style. They almost all ride...
Página 257 - Power who presides over the universe, in the name and by the authority of the people whom we represent...
Página 256 - ... city of San Miguel del Tucuman, on the 9th of July, 1816, the ordinary sitting having terminated, the Congress of the United Provinces continued its former discussion on the great and august object of the independence of the countries which form them: constant and decided was the cry of the whole land for its solemn emancipation from the despotic power of the kings of Spain ; but the representatives, nevertheless, consecrated to so great a...
Página 264 - ... every variety of climate, productions, and people. It rises, toward the west, into a lofty and elevated soil of mountains, of which the bases terminate in immense plains, extending to the Atlantic Ocean. This region, commencing under the tropics of Capricorn, at the foot of the mountains of Jujui, is divided principally into Upper Peru and Rio de la Plata, properly so called. Peru comprehends the provinces of Potosi, Charcas or La Plata, Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra or Puno, Moxos,...

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