The Devil Upon Two Sticks Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ... What What is his distemper then? said Zambullo. A little cold in his head, replied the devil; and it is to be seared, the rheum may sall on his lungs. mirth going forward, and found by the demonstrations Donna, rhomasa gave, that the company of these 'wreiches was more agreeable to that abandoned creature than his own. Alrrascals, cried he, enflamed with rage, how delicioufly they sare at my expence, and a fine mortisication this to me! The other women you see in his antichamber arc also devout ladies, who, on the news of his indifpolition, ran thither in all haste with medicines. One of them has brought him, for his cough, syrups of jujubes, marshmallows, coral, and coltsfoot: Another, to preserve his reverence's lungs, is laden with syrups of long.lise, veronica, immortality, and elixir proprieta. tis: Another, to fortify his brain and stomach, has brought balm, cinnamon, and treacle water; besides the dU me water, and essences of nutmegs and ambergris: This comes to offer him anacardine, and bezo. artic consections; and that tincture of clove, jelyfluw. ert, coral milleflorum, the sun, .and emeralds. All these women are boasting the efficacy of their medicines to/the inquisitor's footman; they take him aside one aster another, and each of them, clapping a ducat in his hand, thus whifpers him in the ear: Laurence, dear Laurence, I entreat you not to sail preserring my medicines to all the rest. Blels me! cried Don Cleosas, what happy mortals are these inquisitors i Indeed are they, replied Asmo. dqi I myself almost envy their happiness; and, Alexander once said, that, were he not Alexander, he could wish to be Diogenes: so I might well iay, that were I not a devil, I wculd be an inquisitor. Come Sigrcor Student, added he, now...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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