The history of the valorous and witty knight-errant don Quixote of the Mancha. Tr. by mr. Shelton, and mr. Blunt. Pr. from the quarto ed. of 1620. With cutts from Coypell. And several annotations and amendments, not in any former ed. With a preface, Volume 3

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Page 74 - Don Quixote) happens in the Comedy and Theater of this world, where some play the Emperours, other the Bishops ; and lastly, all the parts that may be in a Comedy : but in the end, that is, the end of our life, Death takes away all the robes that made them differ, and at their buriall they are equall. A brave comparison (quoth Sancho) but not so strange to me, that have heard it often, as that of the Chesseplay, that while the game lasts, every...
Page 182 - And that personage that peeps out there with a crown on his head and a sceptre in his hand is the Emperor...
Page 184 - Don Quixote," said Master Peter, " and so strictly upon everything, for we shall not know how to please you. Have you not a thousand comedies, ordinarily represented, as full of incongruities and absurdities, and yet they run their career happily, and are heard not only with applause but great admiration also ? " " On, boy, say on ; and so I fill my purse let there be as many improprieties as motes in the sun.
Page 183 - Melisendra's jocund behaviour we may imagine she knows him, and the rather because now we see she lets herself down from a bay-window to ride away behind her good spouse ; but alas, unhappy creature, one of the skirts of her kirtle hath caught upon one of the iron bars of the window, and she hovers in the air without...
Page 134 - Scarce had the silver morn given bright Phoebus leave with the ardor of his burning rays to dry the liquid pearls on his golden locks, when Don Quixote, shaking off sloth from his drowsy members, rose up and called Sancho his squire, that still lay snorting (n.xx).
Page 204 - I see with these eyes that we have not gone five rods' length from the bank, for there Rozinante and Dapple are, in the same places where we left them ; and looking well upon the matter, as I now do, I swear by me that we neither move nor go faster than an ant.
Page 186 - I am like to sweat for it, and all through the inconsiderate furies of this Sir Knight, who is said to protect the fatherless, to rectify wrongs, and to do other charitable works, but to me only this his generous intention hath been defective, I thank God for it. In fine, it could be none but the Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance that discountenanced me and mine.
Page 61 - This Master of mine, by a thousand signes that I have scene, is a Bedlam, fit to be bound, and I come not a whit short of him, and am the greater Cox-combe of two, to serve him, if the Proverbe be true that says, ' Like master, like man ' ; and another ; ' Thou art knowne by him that doth thee feed, not by him that doth thee breed.
Page 186 - It is not yet half an hour, scarce half a minute, that I was master of kings and emperors, had my stables, coffers, and bags full of horses and treasure ; but now I am desolate, dejected, and poor ; and, to add more affliction, without my ape, that before I can catch him again I am like to sweat for it, and all through the...
Page 181 - ... within the motion, which passing away briefly, the boy began to raise his voice and to say : " This true history which is here represented to you is taken word for word out of the French chronicles and the Spanish romaunts, which are in everybody's mouth, and sung by boys up and down the streets.

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