The History of the Most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha and His Trusty Squire Sancho Pancha

The History of the Most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha and His Trusty Squire Sancho Pancha

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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. 1687 edition. Excerpt: ...dancing Trehc/zmare i' the Blanker; I did not dance i'the Blanker, quo Sum/m, (or l danc'd i' the Air, to my grief be it spoken; and therefore that's another Lye. Certainly, quo Don Qaixote, thereisno History l the World-where you sliallfind one man to be always prosperous, much less any Story of Qmzlaz-Erraatryz where many times you meet with nothing but Crosses and Misfortunes. 'Tis very true, reply'd Carrasco, and therefore there aredome who have read your Life, that very much blame the Author for being lb careful to' inventory that infinite number of Drubbs, and Rubs, and Ribroastinggthatsi you have receiv'd with Cudgels, Candlesticks, and Pitch-forks, from Carriers, Mule-drivers, and Penitems, in several desperate Encounters. However, quo Sambo, 'twas Truth of History. Why, truly, Mr._Schollar, quo Don Whence, they might as well ha' been lest out, now I think on't; for Actions that neither impair, nor alter the History, are better bury'd in silence, then contintsd to Posterity, if they redound to the Prejudice of the Lord of the Story. Assuredly, zEaea: was never so pious as Virgil makes him, nor Uljflezs never so wise as Horner describes him. Ibelieve it, reply'd Corrasra; but 'tis one thing to write like a Poet, another thing to write like a Hjflarian. 'Tis sufficient for a Poet to report things as they ought to be; but a Historian must relate Matter of Fact, as it was really transl acted, without swerving from the Truth, upon any Pretence whatever., -.. If the worlhipful Maur, quo Saatlzo, be so consftiencious in telling of Truth, l hope, among all the Showrs of' Bastinado(r)s that fell upon my Master, he hasnot forgot mine; for they never took measure of my Ma sister's Shoulder, but they were always so kind to take more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 658g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873513
  • 9781236873514