The Bible in Spain

The Bible in Spain

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...I tell you what, friend, I should not care if Vigo were burnt and all the fools and rascals within it. Would you ever think of comparing Vigo with Pontevedra?" "I don't know," I replied; "I have never been at Vigo, but I have heard say that the bay of Vigo is the finest in the world." "Bay! my good sir. Bay! yes, the rascals have a bay, and it is that bay of theirs which has robbed us of all our commerce. But what needs the capital of a district with a bay? It is public edifices that it wants, where the provincial deputies can meet to transact their business; now, so far from there being a commodious public edifice, there is not a decent house in all Vigo. Bay! yes, they have a bay, but have they water fit to drink? Have they a fountain? Yes, they have, and the water is so brackish that it would burst the stomach of a horse. I hope, my dear sir, that you have not come all this distance to take the part of such a gang of pirates as those of Vigo." "I am not come to take their part," I replied; "indeed, I was not aware that they wanted my assistance in this dispute. I am merely carrying to them the New Testament of which they evidently stand in much need, if they are such knaves and scoundrels as you represent them." "Represent them, my dear sir. Does not the matter speak for itself? Do they not say that their town is better than ours, more fit to be the capital of a district, que disparate! que briboneria!" "Is there a bookseller's shop at Vigo?" I enquired. "There was one," he replied, "kept by an in Ch. X. INSANE BARBER. 203 sane barber. I am glad, for your sake, that it is broken up, and the fellow vanished; he would have played you one of two tricks: he would either have cut your throat with his razor, under pretence of shaving you, or have...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123669726X
  • 9781236697264