Don Quixote de la Mancha (Classic Reprint)

  • Publish Date: 2010-10-13
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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THE AUTHOR'S PREFACE.
OVING Reader, you
may believe me without
an oath, that I
wish this book, as the
child of my understanding,
were the
most beautiful, the
most sprightly and
the most ingenious,
that can be imagined.
But I could not
control the oTder of
nature, whereby each
thing engenders its
like; and, therefore,
what could my sterile and uncultivated genius produce, but the history of a child,
meagre, adust and whimsical, full of various wild imaginations neyer thought of
before? like one you may suppose born in a prison, where eyery inconvenience
VOL. I. A keeps its residence, and every dismal sound its habitation. Doubtless repose of
body, a desirable situation, unclouded skies, and, above all, a mind at ease, can
make the most barren Muses fruitful, and produce such offspring to the world,
as fill it with wonder and content. It often falls out, that a parent has an ugly
child. whhnl1t Imy good quality; and yet fatherly fondness Claps such a bandage
over

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