Fasted Coyote, Arm of a Lion

Amo el canto del zenzontle Pájaro de cuatrocientas voces, Amo el color del jade Y el enervante perfume de las flores, Pero más amo a mi hermano, el hombre. Poem of Nezahualcoyotl which appears on the Bank of Mexico 100 peso note. Talpan temoc in xochitl tlalpan, quitemohuia yn ipalnemohuani zaniman-Yehua!-yectli ya xochitl zaniman-Yehua!-cozahuic xochitla. […]

Two Kings’ Heads Not Worth a Crown

SPANISH DOLLARS. Some of your readers are old enough to remember the time when Spanish dollars circulated in this country. They were made current in Britain by stamping them with the head of the sovereign, George III. The punch by which this was done was about the size of the king’s head, or “duty mark,” on […]

Napoleon of the Stump

In 1844, the Democrats were split The three nominees for the presidential candidate Were Martin Van Buren, a former president and an abolitionist James Buchanan, a moderate Lewis Cass, a general and expansionist From Nashville came a dark horse riding up He was James K. Polk, Napoleon of the Stump Austere, severe, he held few […]