Memoirs of Spain During the Reigns of Philip IV. and Charles II., from 1621 to 1700, Volume 2

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T. Clark; [etc.., 1834 - Spain - 422 pages
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Page 56 - And now, my race of terror run, Mine be the eve of tropic Sun ! No pale gradations quench his ray, No twilight dews his wrath allay ; With disk like battle- target red, He rushes to his burning bed, Dyes the wide wave with bloody light, Then sinks at once — and all is night.
Page 391 - ... then in the beginning of the summer : but as they were entertaining themselves in some gentle discourse, a rare voice, accompanied with a sweet instrument, called their ears to silent attention, while with their eyes they sought to inform themselves where the person was that sung, when they saw a gentlewoman in a loose and night habit, that stood in an open window supported like a gallery with bars of iron, with a lute in her hand, which with excellent skill she made to keep time with her divine...
Page 108 - Ambition this shall tempt to rise, Then whirl the wretch from high, To bitter Scorn a sacrifice, And grinning Infamy. The stings of Falsehood those shall try And hard Unkindness...
Page 337 - What custom wills, in all things should we do't, The dust on antique time would lie unswept, And mountainous error be too highly heap'd For truth to over-peer, — Rather than fool it so, Let the high office and the honour go To one that would do thus.
Page 397 - ... or six handkerchiefs full, which they bring with them on purpose, and although they are well observed, yet no notice seems to be taken. Afterwards chocolate was presented, and every one had a china cup full on a little dish of agate set in gold, with sugar in a box of the same ; one drinks it with biscuit or else with some thin bread as hard as if it were toasted, which they bake so on purpose. There are some who will drink six cups, one after another.
Page 403 - As I ended the translating this letter which I send you, the Alcaide's son came to see me ; he was a young man who had a good opinion of himself, and who was a true guap. Let not this word offend you, dear Cousin, guap is the same in Spanish as a brave gallant and spark is with us ; his hair was parted on the crown of his head and tied behind with a blue ribbon about...
Page 403 - His hat was of a prodigious size, with a great band, larger than a mourning one, twisted about it. His shoes were of as fine leather as that whereof gloves are made, and all slashed and cut, notwithstanding the cold, and so exactly close to his feet, that they seemed to be pasted on. They had no heels. He made me, on entering, a reverence after the Spanish fashion — his two legs across one another, and lowly stooping, as women do when they salute one another. He was strongly perfumed, and was careful...
Page 398 - ... there is not in the Christian world better wines than their midland wines are especially, besides sherry and Canary. Their water tastes like milk ; their corn white to a miracle, and their wheat makes the sweetest and best bread in the world ; bacon beyond belief good ; the Segovia veal much larger and fatter than ours ; mutton most excellent ; capons much better than ours.
Page 403 - ... cravat. His hat was of a prodigious size, with a great band twisted about it, bigger than a mourning one. His shoes were of as fine leather as that whereof gloves are made, and all slashed and cut, notwithstanding the cold, and so exactly close to his feet, that they seemed rather pasted on, and having no heels.
Page 300 - VICARIO: ¿En qué se le dio el hechizo al rey? DEMONIO: En chocolate. VICARIO: ¿De qué se había confeccionado? DEMONIO: De los miembros de un hombre muerto. VICARIO: ¿Cómo? DEMONIO: De los sesos de la cabeza para quitarle la salud, y de los riñones para corromperle el semen e impedirle la generación.

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