Narrative of an Official Visit to Guatemala from Mexico

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J. Murray, 1829 - 528 Seiten

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Seite 127 - O Cassius, you are yoked with a lamb That carries anger, as the flint bears fire; Who, much enforced, shows a hasty spark, And straight is cold again.
Seite 250 - Guatemala," gives the following account of the plant. " The nopal is a plant consisting of little stems, but expanding itself into wide thick leaves, more or less prickly according to its different kind : one or two of these leaves being set as one plant, at the distance of two or three feet square from each other, are inoculated with the cochineal, which, I...
Seite 144 - The Roman Catholic religion, the only true one, is, and always shall be, that of the Spanish nation. The government protects it by wise and just laws, and prohibits the exercise of any other whatever.
Seite 168 - ... great, that, on finding a hoard of meat, he will chuckle the hens together, and without touching one bit himfelf will rehnquifh the whole of it to them.
Seite 250 - The nopal is a plant consisting of little stems, but expanding itself into wide thick leaves, more or less prickly according to its different kind : one or two of these leaves being set as one plant, at the distance of two or three feet square from each other, are inoculated with the cochineal, which, I scarcely need say, is an insect : it is the same as if you would take the blight off an apple or other common tree, and rub a small portion of it on another tree free from the contagion, when the...
Seite 467 - Santiago de Guatemala, the capital, stands in the midst of a large handsome plain, surrounded on all sides by sierras of a moderate height, and at the distance of from three to seven league*.
Seite 199 - Permission to cut wood in the said province. 4th. Exemption from duty on the introduction of goods, on account of the company, until the canal be completed.
Seite 250 - ... square from each other, are inoculated with the cochineal, which, I scarcely need say, is an insect : it is the same as if you would take the blight off an apple or other common tree, and rub a small portion of it on another tree free from the contagion, when the consequence would be that the tree so inoculated would become covered with the blight : a small quantity of the insects in question is sufficient for each plant, which, in proportion as it increases its leaves, is sure to be covered...
Seite 251 - ... tree so inoculated would become covered with the blight : a small quantity of the insects in question is sufficient for each plant, which, in proportion as it increases its leaves, is sure to be covered with the costly parasite. When the plant is perfectly saturated, the cochineal is scraped off with great care. The plants are not very valuable for the first year, but they may be estimated as yielding after the second year, from a dollar to a dollar and a half profit on each plant.
Seite 468 - They slope from each side towards the centre, along which runs almost perpetually a streamlet of clear water, the edges of which being covered with verdure, give to the city a picturesque, though deserted appearance. In some few of the streets there are trottoirs, particularly in the Plaza, or chief square, where they are covered with a colonnade, extending all round the square, excepting on the side occupied by the cathedral ; opposite to this is the palace...

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