Persiles and Sigismunda,1; A Celebrated Novel Intermixed with a Great Variety of Delightful Histories and Entertaining Adventures

Persiles and Sigismunda,1; A Celebrated Novel Intermixed with a Great Variety of Delightful Histories and Entertaining Adventures

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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. 1741 edition. Excerpt: ... who-had wounded him. Upon the Evidence, then, of the Cloaths alone, which were known again by MnRsonviLtrs Servant, the Provost was mak mg ing hafle, to prepare Things for his Trial; and was going, by a final Judgment, to prevent the poor Wretch, from being ever troublesome to the Court, in order to obtain a Benesice; had not the amorous MAnsoNvuLe, on recovering from his Delirium, at last discharged him, from the Indictments laid against him, by declaring him innocent. W E continued concealed then, at my Friend's Country-Seat, during the Heat of the Search; and when he had assured me, the Reads were all open, we set out on our Way to Brzfflr; as judging it much more safe sor us, to go by Amsterdam, than by Calais, where we might be seized. We travelled through the Woods, and By-Roads, as much as we could; I (pared no Cost to get good Guides; and we longki impatiently to get to Flanders, where we hoped to see all our Troubles at an End; but it happened otherwise. O N croffing the Forest of Compiegnc, we sell into an Ambuscade of Robbers; who stripp'd us of all we had; not leaving us so much as our Shirts. Not content herewith, these Villians, taking a Fancy to Mademoiselle m: QgENcY, were about to force her away with them, (just dead as she was with the Fright, ) with Design, no doubt, to have ravish'd her byTurns; had not the Neighing os some Horses, which they heard coming towards them, obliged them to fly away with ours; and betake themselves to the thickest Part of the Forest. OVERWHELM'D with the most lively Grief, I did my utmost, to recal to Life the dear Object, on whom mine depended; I was fortunately affisted therein, by the People who were in the Carriage, whose Horses were heard to neigh. They gave her some Cordial, which...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860195
  • 9781236860194