Tales from the Italian and Spanish, Vol. 4 of 8

Tales from the Italian and Spanish, Vol. 4 of 8 : A New Sort of Fiction; Realism and Romance, Adventure and Humor, Revealing the Soul of the Latin Lands (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Tales From the Italian and Spanish, Vol. 4 of 8: A New Sort of Fiction; Realism and Romance, Adventure and Humor, Revealing the Soul of the Latin Lands Lecco, the principal of these towns, giving its name to the territory, is at a short distance from the bridge, and so close upon the shore, that, when the waters are high, it seems to stand in the lake itself. A large town even now, it promises soon to become a city. At the time the events happened which we undertake to recount, this town, already of con siderable importance, was also a place of defense, and for that reason had the honor of lodging a commander, and the advantage of possessing a fixed garrison of Spanish soldiers, who taught modesty to the damsels and matrons of the coun try; bestowed from time to time marks of their favor on the shoulder of a husband or a father; and never failed, in autumn, to disperse themselves in the vineyards, to thin the grapes, and lighten for the peasant the labors of the vintage. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20mm | 508g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243246927
  • 9780243246922