Tradiciones peruanas

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Author: Ricardo Palma
Published: 1872
Language: Spanish
Wordcount: 53,108 / 172 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 3,337
Added to site: 2007.05.04
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oacute; algunos segundos pensativo; y luego, levantándose de su asiento, puso la mano sobre el hombro de su secretario:

--Amigo mío, lo hecho está bien hecho; y mejor andaría el mundo si, en casos dados, no fuesen leguleyos trapisondistas y demás cuervos de Temis, sino duendes, los que administrasen justicia. Y con esto, buenas noches y que Dios y Santa María nos tengan en su santa guarda y nos libren de duendes y remordimientos.


LOS POLVOS DE LA CONDESA

CRÓNICA DE LA ÉPOCA DEL DECIMOCUARTO VIRREY DEL PERÚ

(Al doctor Ignacio La-Puente.)

I

En una tarde de junio de 1631 las campanas todas de las iglesias de Lima plañían fúnebres rogativas, y los monjes de las cuatro órdenes religiosas que a la sazón existían, congregados en pleno coro, entonaban salmos y preces.

Los habitantes de la tres veces coronada ciudad cruzaban por los sitios en que, sesen

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