Although with the destruction of the Invincible Armada the sea power of Spain had been crippled, it had not been utterly broken, and still whenever Spanish
and English ships met on the seas, there was sure to be battle.
He spends the whole day in settling whether Homer expressed himself correctly or not in such and such a line of the Iliad, whether Martial was indecent or not in such and such an epigram, whether such and such lines of Virgil are to be understood in this way or in that; in short, all his talk is of the works of these poets, and those of Horace, Perseus, Juvenal, and Tibullus; for of the moderns in our own language he makes no great account; but with all his seeming indifference to Spanish
poetry, just now his thoughts are absorbed in making a gloss on four lines that have been sent him from Salamanca, which I suspect are for some poetical tournament."
"Poor creature!" she murmured to the sallow Spanish
servant-girl who came out with the pigs and hens to receive them, "no wonder you hardly look like a human being!" Maria accepted the compliment with an exquisite Spanish
The writer had been one of the crew, and the letter was to his son, who was, at the very time the letter was written, master of a Spanish
This party could muster but little Spanish
, and talked to each other in their own tongue.
But, before he returned, he was told of another Spanish
ship, or galleon, which had been east away near Porto de la Plata.
My sister pined for her Spanish
home all these years of exile; she was always talking of Spain to the child, and tending and nourishing the love of Spain in the little thing's heart as a precious flower; and she died happy in the knowledge that the fruitage of her patriotic labors was as rich as even she could desire.
In the open plain clouds of light horse galloped and swooped with swaying bodies and waving javelins, after the fashion which the Spanish
had adopted from their Moorish enemies.
As they find it difficult, with their blunt shafts, to kill the wild game of the mountains, they occasionally supply themselves with food, by entrapping the Spanish
The country along this branch of the Spanish
River, as far as they could see, was perfectly level, bounded by ranges of lofty mountains, both to the east and west.
And although Swiss and Spanish
infantry may be considered very formidable, nevertheless there is a defect in both, by reason of which a third order would not only be able to oppose them, but might be relied upon to overthrow them.
Vincent was dimly to be seen, forming the south-western point of the Spanish
At short intervals along the Spanish
shore were quaint-looking old stone towers--Moorish, we thought--but learned better afterwards.
( Foresail rises and discovers the watch standing, lounging, leaning, and lying in various attitudes, all singing in chorus.) Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish
Olivain had ready the horses of the young men, and the lackeys of the Count de Guiche guarded carefully between them the Spanish
prisoner, mounted on a pony which had been bought for his use.