Vargas; A Tale of Spain Volume 2

Vargas; A Tale of Spain Volume 2

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ... power of all the popes that ever lived could grant. Thy aim is wider from the mark even than mine was." " Oh, then, woman has set her evil eye on thee--Saint Anthony help thee, Seiior. For my part, an I were Inquisitor-General of the Spains I'd burn every thing that wore aveil, and make womanhood first proof of witchcraft. Nothing but devilish devices VOL. II. I and unpractiseable arts, could possibly have given them the power to fool away a man's brains as they do, and make his hand fly as fast to cold steel as the steel would to the loadstone. Out upon it--I believe that love is the identical evil one that holy men call the devil; and if not that very he, then a very wicked imp and a wild.-. What says the Tirana-P " and rattling on his guitar, he gave forth a verse of a popular song. When Cupid first enters the bosom, He makes all its inhabitants start; But as Reason and Prudence don't choose him, They guard the high road to the heart: But with Reason not wishing to meddle, He contrives through some crevice to creep; On the heart he reclines as his cradle, And their efforts but rock him to sleep. The tirana turned the current of his ideas, and he went on for a dozen A familiar name for a gypsey song. verses, immersed in the gaiety of his occupation, and completely forgetting the gravity of the subject which led him to it. Vargas gazed on him with wonder, and could hardly believe that the nimble fingers which drew forth the accompaniment to such boisterous satisfaction were stained with the blood of a fellow creature. He was interrupted in his contemplations by the violent ringing of the chapel bell, in what appeared to him to be an unusual and an irregular manner. "Do you know the cause of that...
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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236875729
  • 9781236875723