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illustrated.1825 Excerpt: ... with stones and trunks of trees; and
'thus, separate from the rest of mankind, commenced their labour
with order, 'intelligence, and courage. A great portion of the
earth was covered with gold, which they removed; and, in its place,
planted the potatoe and other useful vegetables. Soon, the
cottontree, the cocoa and bananas, strait and tall, and laden with
delicious fruit, spread therr protecting shades. Regular
habitations next succeeded; and their heirps of gold were converted
into a magnificent temple. Why has not this metal been always so
innocently employed? The reign of Capana was mild and peaceable as
the people he governed. He lived adored, and died lamented; and his
revered ashes were deposited in the sacred grove, which his own
bands had planted. His successors, inspired with respect for his
memory, observed his most minute institutions; and under them, as
under Capimit, the children imbibed, with their first milk, an
hatred of Europeans, and attachment to their own laws. But hoiv did
Theodore, with so much difficulty, find the entrance of this
passage? and how happened it, that he met with no obstacle through
its whole eitent? Capana's prophecy had been fulfilled. Pizarro and
his lieutenants, with others equally ambitious, commenced a bloody
war; and the thunder of their artillery resounded through the
recesses of Cayambur. The Peruvians doubted not but the moment was
arriving, when they might return to their beloved country: with
great difficulty, F therefore, they opened the mouth of the cavern,
and assembled to appoint a deputy, who should go and learn what was
passing in the plain. Capana, tho far advanced in years, not daring
to entrust another with so important a commission, determined to go
himself to Quito. Neither the tears nor entreatie...
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