The History of the Renowned Don Quixote de La Mancha Volume 4

The History of the Renowned Don Quixote de La Mancha Volume 4

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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. 1771 edition. Excerpt: ...his mother-in-law, ' 'they made choice of a Gaicoin lacquey, named Tosikis, to supply his place, and gave him instructions how to act his part. Two days after, the Duke acquainted Don Quixote, that within four days his antagonist would meet him in the lists, armed at all points like a knight, to maintain that the damsel lied through the throat, and through the beard, to say that he had ever promised her marriage. Don Quixote was mightily pleased with this news, premising himself to do wonders on this occasion; and esteeming it an extraordinary happiness to have such au opportunity to shew, before such noble spectators, how extensive, were his valour and his.strength/ Cheered and elevated with these hopes, he waited for the end of these four days, which his eager impatience made him think so many ages. Well, now letting them pass, as we do other matters, let us a while attend Sancho, who, .divided betwixt joy and sorrow, was now on his. Dapple, making the best of his way to his master, whose company he valued more than the.govern government of all the islands in the world. He had not gone far from his island, or city, or town (or whatever you will please to call it, for lie never troubled himself to examine what it was), before he met upon the road six pilgrims, with their walking-staves, foreigners as they proved, and such as used to beg alms singing. As they drew near him, they placed themselves in a row, and sell a-singing all together in their language something that Sancho could not understand, unless it were one word, which plainly signisied alms; by which he guested that charity was the burthen and intent of 'their song. Being exceeding charitable, as Cid Harnet reports him, he opened his wallet, and having taken out the lialf-loaf...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573005
  • 9781236573001