Select Novels; The First Six Written in Spanish by Miguel Cervantes Sayavedra ..., the Other by Francis Petrarch ...

Select Novels; The First Six Written in Spanish by Miguel Cervantes Sayavedra ..., the Other by Francis Petrarch ...

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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. 1694 edition. Excerpt: ...to look after you, and about thirty. paces From this place, l perceivd something coming towards me in black, and walking apace, when 'twas near me, l knew it to be a Womanby its long Gown, which with a mournful voice, interruptedwith sighs, ask'd me. Are you, Sir, a Stranger, or ofsi this City? I answeffd, I am a Spaniard. God be praised, replied she, who has let me light into so good Hands, For my Remedy. Are you wounded, Madam, saidvl, or do you feel some mortal Grief., That which I see, may prove so, said she, if there is not a' Remedy suddainly applied. l pray you, Sir, by that courtesie, which is natural to our Country-men, that you ll cary me out of this Street, and with all possible speed, conduct me to your House, and sithere, tho at the expence of my Honour, if you desire to know it, l will tell you my Name, and who Iam, and what affection lie un-. der. Having heard this, and perceiving that she flood in great need ofsi what she de sifsida I took her by the Hand, and without speaking speaking _a word, I led her to our Iloustz. My _. Page open'd the doom-whom l made retire, o-that he might not see me lead her into my Chamber, wherein as, soon as she enter'd, she cast hersels upon the Bed, and Fell in ai Swoon, but I drawing near, and discovering her-Face, I saw such Beauty, that firmly be ' lieve, no mortal Eyes ever saw the like; she seems to be about Eighteen Years old, I was wonderfully surpriz'd, in seeing such a beautisul Spectacle, I threw water upon her Face, she return'd to her Senses, and ask'd me, whether Iknew her, I answefd, no, 'twould be too great a felicity, and that I was unworthy to know ssio much Beauty, she replied, she is unhappy, to whom the Heavens had given it, to increase her lnselicity, but, Sir, this is...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766407
  • 9781236766403