For Lima has taken the white veil; and there is a higher horror in this whiteness of her woe.
Oh! do not bow and look surprised; you know the proverb all along this coast—"Corrupt as Lima."
It but bears out your saying, too; churches more plentiful than billiard-tables, and for ever open—and "Corrupt as Lima."
The world’s one Lima.
For my humor’s sake, I shall preserve the style in which I once narrated it at Lima, to a lounging circle of my Spanish friends, one saint’s eve, smoking upon the thick-gilt tiled piazza of the Golden Inn.
’In the name of all us Limeese, I but desire to express to you, sir sailor, that we have by no means overlooked your delicacy in not substituting present Lima for distant Venice in your corrupt comparison.
No use sterning all, then; but as I was groping at midday, with a blinding sun, all crown-jewels; as I was groping, I say, after the second iron, to toss it overboard—down comes the tail like a Lima tower, cutting my boat in two, leaving each half in splinters; and, flukes first, the white hump backed through the wreck, as though it was all chips.
…altogether, the remembrance of her cathedral-toppling earthquakes; nor the stampedoes of her frantic seas; nor the tearlessness of arid skies that never rain; nor the sight of her wide field of leaning spires, wrenched cope-stones, and crosses all adroop (like canted yards of anchored fleets); and her suburban avenues of house-walls lying over upon each other, as a tossed pack of cards;—it is not these things alone which make tearless Lima, the strangest, saddest city thou can’st see.
" ’Well for our northern friend, Dame Isabella’s Inquisition wanes in Lima,’ laughed Don Sebastian.
" ’Though there are no Auto-da-Fe’s in Lima now,’ said one of the company to another; ’I fear our sailor friend runs risk of the archiepiscopacy.
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