The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha, Volume 1

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E. Duyckinck, 1825 - Adventure stories
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Page 67 - ... for historians ought to be precise, faithful and unprejudiced ; and neither interest nor fear, hatred nor affection, should make them swerve from the way of truth...
Page 27 - Thus he went on, stringing one extravagance upon another, in the style his books of chivalry had taught him, and imitating as near as he could their very phrase.
Page 86 - Artus, of whom there goes an old tradition and a common one all over that kingdom of Great Britain, that this King did not die, but that by magic art he was turned into a raven ; and that in process of time he shall reign again and recover his kingdom and sceptre ; for which reason it cannot be proved that from that time to this any Englishman hath killed a raven.
Page 57 - Fortune disposes our affairs better than we ourselves could have desired ; look yonder, friend Sancho Panza, where thou mayest discover somewhat more than thirty monstrous giants, whom I intend to encounter and slay ; and with their spoils we will begin to enrich ourselves ; for it is lawful war, and doing God good service to remove so wicked a generation from off the face of the earth.
Page 62 - To which the Biscainer replied : " I no gentleman ! I swear by the great God thou liest, as I am a Christian. If thou wilt throw away thy lance and draw thy sword, thou shalt see I will make no more of thee than a cat does of a mouse.
Page 49 - be torn to pieces and burnt, that not so much as the ashes may remain ; but let ' Palmerin of England ' be preserved, and kept as a singular piece ; and let such another case be made for it, as that which Alexander found among the spoils of Darius, and appropriated to preserve the works of the poet Homer.
Page 58 - Rozinante could gallop, and attacked the first mill before him ; when, running his lance into the sail, the wind whirled it about with so much violence that it broke the lance to shivers, dragging horse and rider after it, and tumbling them over and over on the plain in very evil plight. Sancho Panza hastened to his assistance as fast as...
Page 140 - Make account, he carried them all over," said Don Quixote, " and do not be going and coming in this manner ; for at this rate, you will not have done carrying them over in a twelvemonth.

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