Calavar

or The Knight of The Conquest, A Romance of Mexico

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Published: 1834
Language: English
Wordcount: 193,952 / 554 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 608
Added to site: 2010.10.23
mnybks.net#: 29344
Origin: gutenberg.org

"Calavar," which, apart from the ordinary objects of an author, was written chiefly with a view of illustrating what was deemed the most romantic and poetical chapter in the history of the New World; but partly, also, with the hope of calling the attention of Americans to a portion of the continent which it required little political forecast to perceive must, before many years, assume a new and particular interest to the people of the United States.

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ico, than the past? Hope speaks in the breath of fancy--time may, perhaps, teach us the lesson of mystery; and these magnificent climates, now given up, a second time, to the sway of man in his darkest mood,--to civilized savages and Christian pagans,--may be made the seats of peace and wisdom; and perhaps, if mankind should again descend into the gloom of the middle ages, their inhabitants will preserve, as did the more barbarous nations in all previous retrogressions, the brands from which to rekindle the torches of knowledge, and thus be made the engines of the reclamation of a world.'

The traveller muttered the conclusion of his speculations aloud, and, insensibly to himself, in the Spanish tongue, totally unconscious of the presence of a second person, until made aware of it by a voice exclaiming suddenly, as if in answer, and in the same language--

"Right! very right! pecador de mi! sinner that I am, that I should not have thought it, for the honour of God and my country!

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