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For Aztlan comes in anger, and her Gods
Spare none. — - XXIV. p. 363. Kill all that you can, said the Tlascallans to Cortes ; the young that they may not bear arms, the old that they may not give counsel.
BERNAL DIAZ, p. 56.
The Circle of the Years is full. XXVI. p. 373. Torquemada, 1. 10. c. 33. The tradition of the Five Suns is related by Clavigero : the origin of the present by the same author and by Torquemada, 1. 6. c. 42. ; the whole of the ceremonies is accurately stated.
Depart! depart ! for so the note,
Spake to the Azteca. - XXVII. p. 383. My excuse for this insignificant agency, as I fear it will be thought, must be, that the fact itself is historically true; by means of this omen the Aztecas were induced to quit their country, after a series of calamities. The leader who had address enough to influence them was Huitziton, a name which I have altered to Yuhidthiton for the sake of euphony; the note of the bird is expressed in Spanish and Italian thus, tihui ; the cry of the peewhit cannot be better expressed. — TORQUEMADA, 1. 2. c. 1. CLAVIGERO.
The Chair of God. - XXVII. p. 391 Mexitli, they said, appeared to them during their emigration, and ordered them to carry him before them in a chair; Teoycpalli it was called. TORQUEMADA, 1. 2. c. 1.
The hideous figures of their idols are easily accounted for by the Historian of the Dominicans in Mexico.
“ As often as the Devil appeared to the Mexicans, they made immediately an idol of the figure in which they had seen him; sometimes as a lion, othertimes as a dog, othertimes as a serpent; and as the ambitious Devil took advantage of this weak
ness, he assumed a new form every time to gain a new image in which he might be worshipped. The natural timidity of the Indians aided the design of the Devil, and he appeared to them in horrible and affrighting figures that he might have them the more submissive to his will; for this reason it is that the idols which we still see in Mexico, placed in the corners of the streets as spoils of the Gospel, are so deformed and ugly.Fr. AUGUSTIN DAVILA PADILLA.
To spread in other lands Mezitli's name.
XXVII. p. 395. It will scarcely be believed that the resemblance between Mexico and Messiah should have been adduced as a proof that America was peopled by the ten tribes. Fr. Estevan de Salazar discovered this wise argument, which is noticed in Gregorio Garcia's very credulous and very learned work on the Origin of the Indians, 1. 3. c. 7. § 2.
END OF THE FIFTH VOLUME.