Chile and Her People of Today: An Account of the Customs, Characteristics, Amusements, History and Advancement of the Chileans, and the Development and Resources of Their Country

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L. C. Page, 1912 - 411 pÓgines
 

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PÓgina 147 - But where to find that happiest spot below. Who can direct, when all pretend to know ? The shuddering tenant of the frigid zone Boldly proclaims that happiest spot his own ; Extols the treasures of his stormy seas, And his long nights of revelry and ease ; The naked negro, panting at the line Boasts of his golden sands and palmy wine, Basks in the glare, or stems the tepid wave, And thanks his gods for all the good they gave. Such is the patriot's boast, where'er we roam ; His first, best country,...
PÓgina 146 - Basks in the glare, or stems the tepid wave, And thanks his gods for all the good they gave. Such is the patriot's boast, where'er we roam, His first, best country ever is at home. And yet, perhaps, if countries we compare, And estimate the blessings which they share, Though patriots flatter, still shall wisdom find An equal portion dealt to all mankind; As different good, by art or nature given, To different nations makes their blessings even.
PÓgina 160 - Sooner shall these mountains crumble into dust than the people of Argentina and Chile break the peace to which they have pledged themselves at the feet of Christ the Redeemer.
PÓgina 292 - The presence of a fortunate soldier, however disinterested he may be, is dangerous to newly constituted states. I am also disgusted with hearing that I wish to make myself a sovereign. Nevertheless, I shall always be ready to make the last sacrifice for the liberty of the country, but in the class of a private individual, and no other.
PÓgina 117 - Away, away, from men and towns, To the wild wood and the downs To the silent wilderness Where the soul need not repress Its music lest it should not find An echo in another's mind, While the touch of Nature's art Harmonizes heart to heart.
PÓgina 64 - IN MEMORY OF ALEXANDER SELKIRK, MARINER, A native of Largo, in the county of Fife, Scotland, who lived on this island in complete solitude for four years and four months. He was landed from the Cinque Ports galley, 96 tons, 18 guns, AD 1704, and was taken off in the Duke, privateer, 12th February, 1709.
PÓgina 292 - I have witnessed the declaration of the independence of the states of Chile and Peru. I hold in my possession the standard which Pizarro brought to enslave the empire of the Incas, and I have ceased to be a public man — thus I am more than rewarded for ten years spent in revolution and warfare. My promises to the countries in which I warred are fulfilled ; to make them independent, and leave to their will the election of their governments. " The presence of a fortunate soldier, however disinterested...
PÓgina 64 - IN MEMORY OF ALEXANDER SELKIRK MARINER A NATIVE OF LARGO IN THE COUNTY OF FIFE, SCOTLAND WHO LIVED ON THIS ISLAND IN COMPLETE SOLITUDE, FOR FOUR YEARS AND FOUR MONTHS HE WAS LANDED FROM THE CINQUE PORTS GALLEY, 96 TONS, 16 GUNS, AD 1704, AND WAS TAKEN OFF IN THE DUKE, PRIVATEER, 12TH FEB., 1709.
PÓgina 64 - Cinque Ports" galley, 96 tons, 18 guns. AD 1704, and was taken off in the "Duke," privateer, 12th February, 1709. He died Lieutenant of HMS "Weymouth,
PÓgina 61 - POOR old Robinson Crusoe ! Poor old Robinson Crusoe ! They made him a coat, Of an old nanny goat, I wonder how they could do so ! With a ring a ting tang, And a ring a ting tang, Poor old Robinson Crusoe

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