Voyage to South America: performed by order of the American government, in the years 1817 and 1818, in the frigate Congress, Volumen2

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Página 342 - Westward the course of empire takes its way ; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day ; Time's noblest offspring is the last.
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Página 117 - Art thou, too, fallen, Iberia ? Do we see The robber and the murderer weak as we ? Thou ! that has wasted earth and dared despise Alike the wrath and mercy of the skies, Thy pomp is in the grave ; thy glory laid Low in the pit thine avarice has made.
Página 326 - Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume ; And we are weeds without it. All constraint, Except what wisdom lays on evil men, Is evil...
Página 106 - The plan in my opinion ought to be — a fleet of Great Britain, an army of the United States, a government for the liberated territory agreeable to both the co-operators, about which there will be no difficulty. To arrange the plan a competent authority from Great Britain to some person here, is the best expedient. Your presence here will, in this case, be extremely essential. We are raising an army of about twelve thousand men. General Washington has resumed his station at the head of our armies....
Página 369 - They have chased our vessels, sacked our sea-coasts, murdered defenceless inhabitants,without sparing clergymen, and those in extreme old age ; by the order of General Pezuela, they burnt the town of Puno, and meeting with no others, they put to the sword old men, women, and children. They have excited atrocious conspiracies among the Spaniards residing in the midst of us, imposing upon us the painful necessity of putting to death the fathers of numerous families. They have compelled our brothers...
Página 371 - ... pardon. It is in the name of Ferdinand of Bourbon that the heads of patriot officers, prisoners, are fixed up in the highways, that they beat and stoned to death a commandant of light troops, and that, after having killed Colonel...
Página 106 - But this can now scarcely be the case. The winter, however, may mature the project, and an effectual co-operation by the United States may take place. In this case I shall be happy, in my official station, to be an instrument of so good a work.
Página 367 - Antesana to be shot, and, observing with complacency, from the balcony of his house, this iniquitous assassination, ferociously cried out to his troops not to shoot the victim in the head, as it was wanted to be stuck upon a pike.
Página 362 - All public offices and employments belonged exclusively to the Spaniards; and although Americans were equally called to them by the laws, they were appointed only in rare instances, and even then not without satiating the cupidity of the Court by enormous sums of money. Of one hundred and seventy Viceroys that have governed in this country, but four of them have been.

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