The History of the Ingenious Gentleman, Don Quixote of La Mancha ...

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Hurst, Robinson, and Company, 1822

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Page 292 - You have the Pyrrhic dance as yet, Where is the Pyrrhic phalanx gone? Of two such lessons, why forget The nobler and the manlier one?
Page 283 - These are questions that a man ought at least to ask himself, whether he asks others or no, and to choose his course of life rather by his own...
Page 317 - Last night I was the King of Spain, — to-day no king am I ; Last night fair castles held my train, — to-night where shall I lie? Last night a hundred pages did serve me on the knee, — . To-night not one I call mine own : — not one pertains to me.
Page 293 - Layn Calvo, the Lord Bishop, he first comes forth the gate, Behind him comes Ruy Diaz, in all his bridal state ; The crowd makes way before them as up the street they go ;— For the multitude of people their steps must needs be slow.
Page 61 - ... For my own part, I need not make the application to myself, for I am not married, nor have I as yet any thoughts that way ; but if I had, it would not be a woman's fortune, but her character, should recommend her ; for public reputation is the life of a lady's virtue, and the outward appearance of modesty is in one sense as good as the reality ; since a private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency.
Page 111 - that I suffered such a wrong to be done to so famous a knight and so daring a lover as Don Gayferos. Forbear then your unjust pursuit, ye base-born rascals ! Stop, or prepare to meet my furious resentment ! " Then drawing out his sword, to make good his threats, at one spring he gets to the show, and with a violent fury lays at the Moorish puppets, cutting and slashing in a most terrible manner; some he overthrows, and beheads others ; maims this, and cleaves that in pieces.
Page 192 - crust, and can sleep dog-sleep when I list. I can look sharp as well as another, and let me alone to keep the cobwebs out of my eyes.
Page 202 - You are mistaken, Sancho : hunting wild beasts is the most proper exercise for knights and princes ; for in the chase of a stout noble beast, may be represented the whole art of war, stratagems, policy, and ambuscades, with all other devices usually practised to overcome an enemy with safety. Here we are exposed to the extremities of heat and cold : ease and laziness can have no room in this diversion. By this we are inured to toil and hardship ; our limbs are strengthened, our joints made supple,...
Page 107 - At tables playing Don Gaiferos sits, For Melisendra is forgotten now.2 And that personage who appears there with a crown on his head and a sceptre in his hand...
Page 300 - Perish'd many a gallant knight There fell Durandarte : never Verse a nobler chieftain named : He, before his lips for ever Closed in silence, thus exclaimed...

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