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" We could not but regard it as a holy place, dedicated to the gods, and consecrated by the religious observances of a lost and unknown people. Comparatively, the hand of ruin has spared it, and the great tablet, surviving the wreck of elements, stands... "
Records of the Heart, and Other Poems - Sida 238
efter Estelle Anna Robinson Lewis - 1866 - 420 sidor
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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Volym 2

John Lloyd Stephens - 1841
...regard it as a holy place, dedicated to the gods, and consecrated by the religious observances of a lost and unknown people. Comparatively, the hand of ruin...mystery ; silent, defying the most scrutinizing gaze and reach of intellect. Even our friends the padres could make nothing of it. Near this, on the top of...
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Records of the Heart

Estelle Anna Robinson Lewis - 1844 - 255 sidor
...We could not but regard it as a holy place, dedicated to the gods, and consecrated by the religious observances of a past and unknown people. Comparatively...mystery ; silent, defying the most scrutinizing gaze and reach of intellect. * * * "What we had before our eyes was grand, curious, and remarkable enough. Here...
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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Volym 2

John Lloyd Stephens - 1845
...regard it as a holy place, dedicated to the gods, and consecrated by the religious observances of a lost and unknown people. Comparatively, the hand of ruin...shrine, the figures and characters are distinct as %vhen the people who reared it went up to pay their adorations before it. To us it was all a mystery...
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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan

John Lloyd Stephens - 1854 - 548 sidor
...regard it as a holy place, dedicated to the gods, and consecrated by the religious observances of a lost and unknown people. Comparatively, the hand of ruin...us it was all a mystery; silent, defying the most scrutinising gaze and reach of intellect. Even our friends the padres could make nothing of it. Near...
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The Wonders of the World, in Nature, Art, and Mind ...

Robert Sears - 1856
...regard it as a holy place, dedicated to the gods, and consecrated by the religious observances of a lost and unknown people. Comparatively, the hand of ruin...and characters are distinct as when the people who ieared it went up to pay their adorations before it. To us it was all a mystery — silent, defying...
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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Volym 2

John L. Stephens - 1871
...regard it as a holy place, dedicated to the gods, and consecrated by the religious observances of a lost and unknown people. Comparatively, the hand of ruin...mystery ; silent, defying the most scrutinizing gaze imd reach of intellect. Even our friends the padres .•oiild make nothing of it. Near this, on the...
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American Geographics: U.S. National Narratives and the Representation of the ...

Bruce A. Harvey - 2001 - 331 sidor
...mystery" (1:105) he says of the Copan ruins; later, examining a wall tablet at Palenque, he remarks that to "us it was all a mystery; silent, defying the most scrutinizing gaze and reach of intellect" (2:354). Stephens, even after his second trip, admitted that he and Gatherwood...
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