The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de La Manche,3

The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de La Manche,3

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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. 1788 edition. Excerpt: ...unheard-of madness transported him. But the generous lion, 0 more civil than arrogan taking no notice of his vapouring and bravadoespafter having stared about him, as has been said, turned his back, and shewed his posteriors to DonVixote, and, 'with great phlegm and calmness, laid himself down again in the cage. Which Don (Luixote perceiving, he ordered the keeper to give him some blows, and provoke him to come forth. " That I will not do, answered the keeper; for, should I provoke him, I myself shall be the first he will tear in pieces. Be satisfied, signor cavalier, with what is done, which is all that 'can be said in point of courage, and do not tempt fortune a second time. The lion has the door open, and it is in his choice to come forth or not: and since he has not yet come out, he will not come out all this day. The greatness of your worship's con. rage is already sufficiently shewn: no brave com. batant, as take it, is obliged to more than to chal. lenge his foe, and expect him in the field; and, if the antagonist does not meet him, the infamy lies at his door, and the cxpectant gairts the crown of ' Vo-L. 1II. ' H conqncstflf zonquest." V That is true, answeredDon Quixote: shut the door, friend, and give me a certisicate, in the best form you can, ofwhat you have seen me do here. It is fit irflnould be known, how you opened to the lion; I waited for him; he came not out; I waited for him again, -again he came not out; and-again he laid him down. I am bound to no more; enchantments avaunt, and God help right and truth and true chivalry: and so shut the door, while I make a signal to the fugitive and absent, that they may have an account ofthis exploit from your mouth." ' The keeper did so, and Don Qiixote, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752988
  • 9781236752987