The History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles The Fifth Volume 1

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byWilliam Robertson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...suited to his present way of life.20 Such time as was not given to his religious exercises was divided among various occupations, for which he had always had a relish, though hitherto but little leisure to pursue them. Besides his employments in his garden, he had a decided turn for mechanical pursuits. Some years before, while in Germany, he had invented an ingenious kind of carriage for his own accommodation.21 He brought with him to Yuste an engineer named Torriano, famous for the great hydraulic works he constructed in Toledo. With the assistance of this man, a most skilful mechanician, Charles amused himself by making a variety of puppets representing soldiers, who went through military exercises. The historian draws largely on our faith, by telling us also of little wooden birds which the ingenious pair contrived, so as to fly in and out of the window before the admiring monks!22 But nothing excited their astonishment so much as a little hand-mill, used for grinding wheat, which turned out meal enough in a single day to support a man for a week or more. T)je good fathers thought this savored of downright necromancy; and it may have furnished an argument against the unfortunate engineer in the persecution which he afterwards underwent from the Inquisition. 20 " Si alguno se errava dezia consigo mismo: O hideputa bermcjo, que aquel erro, 6 otro nombre semejante." Sandoval, Hist, de Carlos V., tom. ii. p. 613.--I will not offend ears polite by rendering it in English into corresponding Billingsgate. It is but fair to state that the author of the Perfecto Desengafio puts no such irreverent expression into Charles's mouth. Both, however, profess to follow the MS. of the Prior Angulo. Charles took, moreover, great interest in the mechanism of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...suited to his present way of life.20 Such time as was not given to his religious exercises was divided among various oc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217590802

ISBN - 13:9780217590808

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