The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de La Mancha; New Edition, with Engravings from Designs by Richard Westall Volume 4

The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de La Mancha; New Edition, with Engravings from Designs by Richard Westall 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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...themselves on the ground, making the grass their table-cloth, they spread their bread, salt, knives, nuts, slices of cheese, and clean bones of gammon of bacon, which, if they would not bear picking, would admit of being sucked. A kind of black eatable, called Caviere, made of the roes of fish, a great awakener of drought, was also produced, and olives were not wanting, which, though dry, and without any sauce, were yet savoury, and well preserved. But, what carried the palm in the field of this banquet, was, six bottles of wine, each producing one out of his wallet. Even honest Ricote, who had transformed himself from a Moor into a German, or Dutchman, pulled out his, which in size might vie with all the other five. Now, with high relish, and much at leisure, they began to/eat, dwelling upon the taste of every bit they took upon the point of a knife, as if to make the most of it; and presently the, whole squadron together lifted their arms and bottles into the air, mouth applied to mouth, and their eyes fixed on the firmament, as if nailed to it; and, in this posture, waving their heads from side to side, in token of the pleasure they received, they continued to swig till they were out of breath, transfusing the entrails of the vessels into their own stomachs. Sancho beheld all this, and was nothing grieved at the sight; but rather, in compliance with the proverb he very well knew, When at Rome, do as they do at Rome, he begged an embrace of Ricote's bottle, and gazed at the sky, as the others had done, and with no less relish. Foui times did the bottles bear being tilted; but, for the fifth, it was vexation of spirit; they were as empty and dry as a rush, which struck a damp upon the mirth that had hitherto prevailed. From time to...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783190
  • 9781236783196