Spanish Legends and Traditions

Spanish Legends and Traditions

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...free at last, you were breathing the pure air of the fields. Calm yourself then, my life; rest here; and for a moment forget your convent and the dreary, somber pnson. Ah! Is it not true, angel of love, that on this remote shore the moon is brighter, and one breathes more freely? This gentle breeze, is it not filled with the delicious odor of the wild flowers which bloom everywhere; and this limpid and placid stream which the fisherman's bark fearlessly traverses while waiting the dawn; is it not true, my love, that they all are breathing of love? This harmony which the breeze produces amid the thousands of blooming olive trees, which it agitates with its gentle breath; this sweet song of the nightingale from its nest in their copious tops, calling to the coming day; is it not true, my gazelle, that they are also breathing of love? And these words which are insensibly filtering within your heart, now hanging upon the lips of don Juan, and whose ideas are kindling therein a germinating fire not yet inflamed; is it not true, star of mine, that they likewise breathe of love? And these two liquid pearls gently falling from your radiant eyes inviting me to drink them, but evaporated by your heated blood; and this burning color, that but now did not exist, in your lovely face; is it not true, my beauty, that they breathe of love? Oh! yes, most charming Ines, mirror and light of my eyes; to listen to me without anger as you are doing, is love. See me, here at your feet with all the obdurate pride of my traitorous heart which never thought of surrender, praying, my life, to be the recipient of your love." "Cease, por Dios, Oh! don Juan," replied Ines, "for I cannot, without dying, resist much longer such...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778049
  • 9781236778048