The Novels of Tobias Smollett Volume 2; To Which Is Prefixed a Memoir of the Life of the Author [By Sir Walter Scott].cTobias George Smollett
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821 Excerpt: ...perceived, than he cried in a rapture, " Blessed be Heaven for granting us one advantageous adventure!" then, continuing his search, he found a pocket-book, richly garnished, which Don Quixote desired to have, bidding him keep the money for his own use. Sancho kissed his hand for the favour, and, taking the linen out of the portmanteau, crammed it into the bag that held their provision. The knight having considered the whole affair, " Sancho (said he), I am of opinion, and I cannot possibly be mistaken, that some bewildered traveller, in his passage over these mountains, has been set upon by robbers, who, having slain him, must have dragged his body to be buriedin this unfrequented place."--" That cannot be the case (answered the 'squire); for if they had been robbers, they would not have left the money behind them."--" Thou art in the right (said Don Quixote); and I cannot guess nor conceive what the matter can have been. Let us see if there be any thing written in this pocket-book, by which we may trace out and come to the certainty of what we want to know." He opened it accordingly, and the first thing he found was the rough draught, h very legible, of a sonnet, which he read for the benefit of Sancho, in these words: Love cither cruel is or blind; Or still unequal to the cause. It this distemper of the mind, That with infernal torture gnaws. But Love's a god, and cruelty In Iieavenly breasts can never dwell: Then say by what authority I'm doom'd to feel the paint of hell? Of all my sufferings and my woe, Is Chloe then the fatal source Sure ill from good can never flow, Nor so much beauty gild a curse. With hopeless misery weigh'd down, I'll seek for quiet in the grave; Fur when the malady's unknown, A miracle alon...
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