Lynton and Lynmouth

Lynton and Lynmouth

by F. J. Widgery, John Presland

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As an example of this error he instances the name of Peru. "When the Spaniards had conquered Mexico, and were purposing to proceed farther, their commander, in his manner, demanded of one of the natives he met withal what the country was named, who answered, 'Peru,' by which name it is known unto this day, which in his language was, 'I know not what you say.'"
Even more fantastic is the etymological origin of Andaluzia, for the poor countryman of this story, when addressed by the conquering Moor, merely remarked surlily to his ass, "gee-up Luzia!" or, in his own tongue, "Ando Luzia!" which was taken by the Moor in remarkable good faith, and has ever after been the name of that province.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544646299
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.26(d)

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