Corts waited on montezuma, urging a request that the great temple be assigned for public worship according to the Christian rites.
Welcome, excellency, to this ancient capital of the empire of montezuma.
This was the case in Mexico, where the montezuma was high priest, and derived his power largely from this position.
At Cempoalla, for instance, he met the tax-gatherers of montezuma.
montezuma weakly hoped by these gifts to induce Cortez to arrest his steps.
montezuma was in a pitiable state of superstitious indecision.
Burn them; or take them to America, to your North, and deposit them in a museum, as the commonplace books of montezuma.
It was alleged that this was done by the orders of montezuma.
They also obtained vague information of the great monarch montezuma, and of the extent and power of his realms.
Neither Cortes nor montezuma himself knew that he had been deposed.