Peru as it is: a residence in Lima, and other parts of the Peruvian republic

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Page 206 - O thou that rollest above, round as the shield of my fathers ! Whence are thy beams, O sun ! thy everlasting light ! Thou comest forth in thy awful beauty ; the stars hide themselves in the sky ; the moon, cold and pale, sinks in the western wave ; but thou thyself movest aloive.
Page 160 - Coca" increases energy, removes drowsiness, enlivens the spirits, and enables the consumer to bear cold, wet, great bodily exertion and even want of food, to a surprising degree, with ease and impunity.
Page 109 - Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay: Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade; A breath can make them, as a breath has made: But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied.
Page 196 - Fill the wide circle of the eternal year : Stern winter smiles on that auspicious clime : The fields are florid with unfading prime ; From the bleak pole no winds inclement blow, Mould the round hail, or flake the fleecy snow ; But from the breezy deep the blest inhale The fragrant murmurs of the western gale.
Page 143 - Slow sinks, more lovely ere his race be run, Along Morea's hills the setting sun: Not, as in northern climes, obscurely bright, But one unclouded blaze of living light! O'er the hush'd deep the yellow beam he throws Gilds the green wave, that trembles as it glows.
Page 133 - The first is a petticoat, made to fit so tightly that, being at the same time quite elastic, the form of the limbs is rendered distinctly visible. The Manto, or cloak, is also a petticoat, but, instead of hanging about the heels, as all honest petticoats ought to do, it is drawn over the head, breast, and face ; and is kept so close by the hands, which it also conceals, 110 PEEU.
Page 133 - Manto, or clonk, is also a petticoat, but, instead of hanging about the heels, as all honest petticoats ought to do, it is drawn over the head, breast, and face, and is kept so close by the hands, which it also conceals, that no part of the body, except one eye, and sometimes only a small portion of...
Page 196 - The feverish air, fann'd by a cooling breeze ; The fruitful vales, set round with shady trees ; And guiltless men, who danced away their time, Fresh as their groves, and happy as their clime.
Page 41 - Indians use a soft, flat, round stone, about the size of a small cheese, which has had a hole beaten through its centre by dint of blows with a harder and pointed stone. To the stone thus perforated they fix a long handle, and as they swing it about they do great execution in the work of cimliiando, or field-levelling.

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