The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote,5

The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote,5

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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. 1797* edition. Excerpt: ... take a nap upon the green couch ofthis delighttsiul grass; and when you' awake you will see how much you'll be relievedfl The knight relished his advice, which he thought favoured more osthe philosopher than of the ideot; and said to him, No, Sancho i is thou wouldst do_ that for me which Iam going to mention, my relief would be more certain, and my affliction diminished i my proposal is, that while I fleep, in compliance with thy advice, thou wouldst go aside a little farther, and, exposing thy flesh to the air, bestow upon it, with the reigns of Rozinantes bridle, three or four hundred stripes, ofthe three thousand three hundred which thou hast undertaken to endure for the disinchantment of Dulcinea; for it is a lamentable circumstance that the poor lady should remain so longinchanted, through thy carelessness and neglectfl There is much to be said on that subjectf replied Sanchoi let us both go to fleep in the mean time; and afterwards God must ordain that which will come to pass. Your worship must know, that it requires great resolution in a man to scourge himselsin cold blood; especially when the stripes fall upon ahody which is poorly sed and supportedi let my Lady Dulcinea have a little patience; when the least thinks of it, she will see my body scourged into a perfect sieve; and while there is life there is hope; my meanin is, that while I hold life, I shall never quit the desire o performing my promisefl Don Qrixote, thanking him for his good-will, took a little fustenancq Sancho ate voracioully, and then both laid themselves down to fleep, leaving Rozinante and Dapple, those two friends and inseparable companions, at full liberty to feed, without restraint, upon the luxuriant grass with which the meadow abounded. The day being...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980336
  • 9781236980335