By Emmeline Stuart-Wortley
Released in 1851, girl Emmeline Stuart Wortley's account of her travels in the course of the Americas throughout the mid 19th century represents an early instance of the commute writing style. the us used to be changing into an more and more renowned vacationer vacation spot for Europeans at the present, and woman Emmeline's writings current a quintessentially British influence of the USA and its humans. quantity II of this three-volume paintings follows on from girl Emmeline's reports within the usa as mentioned in quantity I, taking the reader on a trip via Mexico. Written in an attractive and conversational tone, the volumes are either informative and enjoyable, satisfying the author's target to 'amuse' with 'the gossip of travel.'
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Dispense. V. Caballero, Sirvase V. " " Si, Senora, con mucho gusto," and up went the windows on both sides, but soon to come down again, for it was too hot, full as the carriage was, to keep them closed long. Oh, what a dust was that! Methinks I shall never hear people talk, or see them write of the dust of their ancestors with patience again—it will seem so disrespectful to compare them to such an unmitigated RIO FRIO. 45 nuisance. Such dust, and such quantities of it! Had it been gold dust, we might have become very valuable freight before we drove into the court-yard of the Casa di Diligencias here.
I must confess, however, it is very likely at these times the stage may have been a little before its time, and this was the reason the " caballeros" were allowed to stretch their cramped limbs for a little longer period. I ought to have mentioned before, that we passed a fine-looking hacienda, or quinta, that belonged to General Santa Anna. It had a deserted melancholy appearance ; but whether it still is his property or no, I know not. It is between Yera Cruz and Jalapa; and, I believe many other haciendas between those two places are, or were, his.
No : it was for the precious pistols exposed on the box-seat (or rather what is called the pescante) to the storm; having carefully placed the big umbrella upon these sweet little pets, he returned to his repast, with a clear conscience. The welcome drops began to patter down fast; however, soon it became rather too much of a good thing, and 46 TRAVELS IN AMERICA. the day became chilly and clouded. It is said, though, at Rio Frio it is always cold, and almost always windy ; it was both that morning.