Persiles and Sigismunda,2; A Celebrated Novel Intermixed with a Great Variety of Delightful Histories and Entertaining Adventures

Persiles and Sigismunda,2; 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: ...had not the Beauty of AURIsTELLA, so much attracted the Eyes of the young Courtiers, that they began to neglect all the other Ladies, and to swarm about her. PERIANDER, therefore, to put a Stop thereto, thought proper to le.-.ve a Place, which, otherwise, seem'd highly agreeable to him; andthe rest os the Company consenting, they ser out together for Milan; where they arrived not long after, without meeting any Thing remarkable on the Road. Our Pz'lgrimr, with their beautiful Companians, arrive at Milan z where they become acquainted with a young Lady of Florence: Her diverting Story. ' stately City, they were struck with Admiration, th at its Largeness, _and the Beauty of its Suburbs; but much more so, when they entered the_Wa_lls; they couldhardly help thinking all they saw was Inzchantment. By the Magnificencc os the Buildings, they rightly judged it to be one of the richest Cities in Ita;.whilst zh: prodigious CLiantity of Arms, ' in its Arsenals, r-mPnded them or the antient ' LB lNos, SSOON as our Pilgrims set Eyes on that o _ a LEMNos; where VULcAN is said to have made the Armour of the God os Battle. A young Lady of Florence, named HoRTENsIA, happening to lodge at the same Inn, where they took up their Warters, soon conceived a particular Esteem sor them; and, their being under the same Roof, creating a Sort of Intimacy between them, she took a Pleasure, in carrying them to see all the Cariosities of the City; and introducing them to the best Company; where her Wit and chearful Humour, made her always welcome. WHEN they thought they had left nothing unobferved, that was worth viewing, and were preparing to set out For Lucca, their Landlord, who, contrary ' to the Custom of Persons of his Profeffion, was well-bred, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973852
  • 9781236973856