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Title: Lima; or, Sketches of the capital of Peru, historical, statistical, administrative, commercial and moral
Year: 1866 (1860s)
Authors: Fuentes, Manuel Atanasio, 1820-1889
Subjects: Lima (Peru)
Publisher: London : Trübner & co.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN


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theprincipal square is decorated, or, to speak more correctly, made toassume the aspect of a village-green on a feast day, by erectingalong its four sides a number of stalls or booths, ornamented withbranches of willow, paper flags, and small Venetian lanterns. Inthe midst of this verdure and glare, may be seen hanging fowls,viands of all kinds, especially hams, sausages, etc. The stalls arecovered with childrens toys, porcelain, flowers, and cakes. The airrings with a thousand voices crying tamales (maize-flour cakes) andbizcoches (biscuits), in tones more or less discordant. The deafeningnoise of drums, whistles, and matracas (wooden clappers), summonsthe young generation to the scene where their parents hard-earnedcoins are to be expended. Between ten and eleven the square beginsto fill with people ; persons of all classes and conditions hurry to thespot — monks, soldiers, magistrates, the rich, the poor — in shortevery body in Lima visits the Plaza Mayor duiing the happy night

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bookid:limaorsketcheso00fuenrich bookyear:1866 bookdecade:1860 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Fuentes__Manuel_Atanasio__1820_1889 booksubject:Lima__Peru_ bookpublisher:London___Tr__bner___co_ bookcontributor:University_of_California_Libraries booksponsor:MSN bookleafnumber:236 bookcollection:cdl bookcollection:americana

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