Vargas; A Tale of Spain Volume 3

Vargas; A Tale of Spain Volume 3

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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: ... friend," repeated Meneses, " you have nothing to fear from the Holy Inquisition; on the contrary you have it in your power to render an important service-to that sacred tribunal, by saving it from the necessity of inflicting punishment, or at least imprisonment, where restraint only may be suflicient, and this is the object of my visit to you." " I am unworthy of the favour of being employed by the Holy Inquisi 'tion," said Tio Andres; " and what may your worship wish me to do i" " There is an unfortunate ecclesiastic," said Meneses, " who has become amenable to the Holy Inquisition; " but it has been discovered that the miserable man is lunatic.'.' " Unhappy man!" ejaculated Andres. " His lunacy," continued Meneses, " shows itself in a very dreadful manner, totally unbecoming the humility of his reverend character. Ambition has made him insane. The poor man is fully persuaded that he is no.less-dignified a personage than an arch bishop." " San Gregorio protect us!" said Andres. " Yes, an archbishop--the Archbishop of Seville--our most illustrious metropolitan, whose dignity is thereby much offended." ' " Hapless innocent! would nothing less than an archbishopric serve him?" " Most profane madness," con. tinued Meneses; " most sinning conceit truly. But his most Illustrious Excellency, the real Archbishop, having charitably taken into consider-/ ation the man's infirmity, hath commissioned me not to resort to extreme measures, but to discover some comfortable and safe retreat in which" to place him for the present, until he. should return to his right mind and...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761111
  • 9781236761118