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There are fully forty towers, which are lofty and well built, the largest of which has fifty steps leading to its main body, and is…
The city is as large as Seville or Cordova; its streets, I speak of the principal ones, are very wide and straight; some of these,…
An abundant supply of excellent water, forming a volume equal in bulk to the human body, is conveyed by one of these pipes, and distributed…
This city has many public squares, in which are situated the markets and other places for buying and selling.
He travels safest in the dark night who travels lightest.
Thus they have an idol that they petition for victory in war; another for success in their labors; and so for everything in which they…
There are apothecaries’ shops, where prepared medicines, liquids, ointments, and plasters are sold; barbers’ shops, where they wash and shave the head; and restaurateurs, that…
The meals were served in a large hall, in which Moctezuma was accustomed to eat, and the dishes quite filled the room, which was covered…
Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest, whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe; for…
The priests are debarred from female society, nor is any woman permitted to enter the religious houses.
I love to travel, but hate to arrive.
We Spaniards know a sickness of the heart that only gold can cure.
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