An Essay on Spanish Literature Containing Its History from the Commencement of the Twelfth Century to the Present Time, with an Account of the Best Writers Etc. - London, Smallfield 1818

An Essay on Spanish Literature Containing Its History from the Commencement of the Twelfth Century to the Present Time, with an Account of the Best Writers Etc. - London, Smallfield 1818

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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...a name well known in the Commonwealth of Letters, alfirms that they are much superior to the earlier dramatic productions, with the exception of La Celcstina. I ' See the Prologue to his comedies. 1' El Cupitan Viraer, insigne in_qen.i0, Puso en tres actos la camellia que antes Amlaba en qitatro como pies de Nifio. Arte N uero de kacer Comerlias. I Vida de Cervantes. La Celestinn, notwithstanding its bad moral, has been translated into several languages. The author of the Dialogue of Languages says of it, that there is no book written in Castilian whose diction is more natural, more appropriate or more elegant, and Cervantes declares that this book would in his opinion be divine, if it better concealed its portion of humanity. Nasarre, author of the Prologo to the edition of 1749, and Don Ignacio de Luzan make a report not very favourable to them, with this difference, that the former endeavours to prove that Cervantes wrote them with the laudable design of ameliorating the art, by casting an air of ridicule over the abuses which then prevailed, in the same manner as he had exposed the absurdities that were read with such avidity in books of chivalry: whilst Luzan is of opinion that he only composed them to administer to his necessity, or else in consequence of the constant inclination he felt to rhyme. To me it appears, that the opinion of Nasarre is entitled to considerable attention. Cervantes in the conversation which he supposes to have passed between a canon of Toledo, and the curate, Pedro Perez, 'r which, according to the Libro en mi opinion divino, si escondrera mas lo humano (Don Quixote). " Luzan, La Poetica, Lib. iii. Cap. 1. 1" Don Qitixotv, Part 1. Cap. 43. above-named Mayans, is. the happiest...show more

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