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


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Página 84 - ... 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, whose mother is history, the rival of time, the depository- of great actions, the witness of what is past, the example and instruction to the present, and monitor to the future.
Página 6 - But not altogether approving of his having broken it to pieces with so much ease, to secure himself from the like danger for the future, he made it over again, fencing it with small bars of iron withi-n, in such a manner, that he rested satisfied of its strength ; and without caring to make afresh experiment on it, he approved and looked upon it as a most excellent helmet.
Página lxv - ... mal acondicionados y peor puestos, porque no tienen correspondencia los unos con los otros ; el cuerpo entre dos extremos, ni grande ni pequeño, la color viva, antes blanca que morena, algo cargado de espaldas, y no muy ligero de pies: éste digo que es el rostro del autor de La Calatea y de Don Quijote de la Mancha...
Página 89 - The truth is," answered Sancho, " that I never read any history at all ; for I can neither read nor write ; but what I dare affirm is, that I never served a bolder master,
Página 98 - After Don Quixote had satisfied his hunger, he took up an handful of acorns, and, looking on them attentively, gave utterance to expressions like these : "Happy times, and happy ages ! those to which the ancients gave the name of golden...
Página 99 - Then did the simple and beauteous young shepherdesses trip it from dale to dale, and from hill to hill, their tresses sometimes plaited, sometimes loosely flowing, with no more clothing than was necessary modestly to cover what modesty has always required to be concealed; nor were their ornaments like those nowadays in fashion, to which the Tyrian purple and the somany-ways martyred silk give a value; but composed of green dock-leaves and ivy interwoven...
Página 67 - But he was so fully possessed, that they were giants, that he neither heard the outcries of his squire Sancho, nor yet discerned what they were, though he was very near them, but went on crying out aloud : " Fly not, ye Cowards and vile Caitiffs : for it is a single Knight, who assaults you.
Página 99 - ... do now, with all those rare and foreign inventions, which idle curiosity hath taught them. Then were the amorous conceptions of the soul clothed in simple and sincere expressions, in the same way and manner they were conceived, without seeking artificial phrases to set them off. Nor as yet were fraud, deceit, and malice, intermixed with truth and plain-dealing. Justice kept within her proper bounds; favour and interest, which now so much depreciate, confound, and persecute her, not daring then...

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