Don Quixote, His Critics and Commentators; With a Brief Account of the Minor Works of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, and a Statement of the Aim and End of the Greatest of Them All

Don Quixote, His Critics and Commentators; With a Brief Account of the Minor Works of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, and a Statement of the Aim and End of the Greatest of Them All

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...who guard do murder us 'P ' "Scip. Let us stop here, for I would not have it seem that we are preachers.... Very different are your earthly masters to the Master of heaven. They, before taking a servant, ransack his parentage, examine into his abilities, the neatness of his person, and would even know what clothes he has. But to enter the service of God the poorest is the richest, the lowliest the highest born; and with only the desire to serve him with purity of heart, he orders them at once to enter him in the wages book, and has assigned him many and great things which exceed all that he can desire. "Berganza. All that is preaching, friend Scipio. "Seip. So it seems to me, and so I shut my mouth." The story of Preciosa, the Little Gipsy, might have suggested to the author of Oliver Twist the problem which he presents with so much dramatic power, and the manner in which it is solved. The Spanish-English Lady contains a fair representation of the popular traditions of the Court of Elizabeth very favourable to " good Queen Bess," and there is one sentence in which, while it is intended to describe his heroine, Cervantes would appear to be painting the English queen at the time of her greatest peril, and when not only her kingdom, but the cause of human freedom, as well as her own safety, were menaced on all sides: " Elizabeth stood like a rock in the midst of the sea, which the winds and waves beat upon, but could not move." The Generous Lover carries us to Cyprus as it was two years after its capture by the Turk from the Venetians in 1570, and " while the ruins of the ill-fated Nicosia were still wet with the blood of its Christian defenders." The story contains some...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236765419
  • 9781236765413