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" ... cypresses which at this day fling their broad shadows over the land. In the distance beyond the blue waters of the lake, and nearly screened by intervening foliage, was seen a shining speck, the rival capital of Tezcuco, and, still further on, the... "
Columbian Historical Novels - Page 152
by John Roy Musick - 1895
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The North American Review, Volume 58

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1844
...rival capital of Tezcuco, and, still further on, the dark belt of porphyry, girdling the Valley around, like a rich setting which Nature had devised for the...her jewels. " Such was the beautiful vision which broke on the eyes of the Conquerors. And even now, when so sad a change has come over the scene ; when...
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A Course of Reading for Common Schools and the Lower Classes of Academies ...

Henry Mandeville - 1851 - 377 pages
...rival capital Tezc.uco ; and, still further on, (he dark belt of porphyry, girdling the valley around, like a rich setting which nature had devised for the...of her jewels. Such was the beautiful vision which broke on the eyes of the conquerors ; and even now, when so sad a change has come over the scene ;...
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Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican: A Historical, Geographical ..., Volume 1

Brantz Mayer - 1852 - 433 pages
...capital of Tezcoco ; and, still further on, the dark belt of porphyry, girdling the valley around, like a rich setting which Nature had devised for the fairest of her jewels." Cortez easily descended with his troops by the mountain road towards the plain of the valley; and as...
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Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican: A Historical, Geographical ..., Volume 1

Brantz Mayer - 1852 - 433 pages
...rival capital of Tezcoco; and, still further on, the dark belt of porphyry, girdling the valley around, like a rich setting which Nature had devised for the fairest of her jewels." Cortez easily descended with his troops by the mountain road towards the plain of the valley; and as...
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Hand-book of American Literature, Historical, Biographical, and Critical

Joseph Gostwick - 1856 - 319 pages
...rival capital of Tezcuco ; and still further on, the dark belt of porphyry, girdling the valley around, like a rich setting which nature had devised for the...of her jewels. Such was the beautiful vision which broke on the eyes of the conquerors. cf. t rrnptao -suru an I*4-/TRL . IL OL Itter liOTUSlfr...
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The Prose Writers of America: With a Survey of the Intellectual History ...

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1856 - 552 pages
...Tezcuco, and, still further on, the dark belt of porphyry, girdling the Valley around like a rich selling which Nature had devised for the fairest of her jewels. Such was the beautiful vision which broke on the eyes of the Conquerors. And even now, when so sad a change has come over the scene ; when...
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The Ladies' Reader: Designed for the Use of Ladies' Schools and Family ...

John William Stanhope Hows - 1860 - 425 pages
...rival capital of Tezcuco, and, still farther on, the dark belt of porphyry, girdling the Valley around like a rich setting which nature had devised for the fairest of her jewels. • and the soil, unsheltered from the fierce radiance of a tropical sun, is in many places abandoned...
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Cortes and Pizarro: Stories of the Conquests of Mexico and Peru, with a ...

William Dalton - 1862 - 499 pages
...rival capital of Tezcuco, and, still farther on, the dark belt of porphyry girdling the valley around, like a rich setting which nature had devised for the fairest of her jewels." The first feeling among these toil-worn, weatherbeaten veterans, was intense admiration and delight...
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Graduated exercises for translation into German, extr. from Engl. authors ...

Friedrich Otto Froembling - 1866
...rival capital of Tezcuco, and, still further on, the dark belt of porphyry, girdling the valley around, like a rich setting which nature had devised for the...of her jewels. Such was the beautiful vision which broke on the eyes of the Conquerors. And even now, when so sad a change has come over the scene, when...
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The Life of Ulysses S. Grant: General United States Army

Henry Champion Deming - 1868 - 533 pages
...farther on the dark belt of porphyry, girding the valley around like a rich setting which Nature has devised for the fairest of her jewels. " Such was the beautiful vision which broke upon the eyes of the Spaniards. And even now, when so sad a change has come over the scene ;...
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