The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote: Translated From the Spanish; In Four Volumes (Classic Reprint)

The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote: Translated From the Spanish; In Four Volumes (Classic Reprint)

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Whatever may have been the place of his nativity, we gather from the preface to his novels, that he was born in theyear and his writings declare that his education was by no means neglefled; for, over and above a natural 6106 of humour and invention, he appears to have Pofl'eli'ed a valuable flock of acquired knowled we find him intimatel acquainted with the Latin clafliclts, well read in this billory of nations, verr in the philofophy, rhetorick, and divinity of the fchools, tinétured with altrology and geography, convetfant with the belt Italian authors, and perfectly matter of his own Caltilian langua His nius, which was too delicate and volatile to engage in the lizverer ltu ies, di (1 his attention so tit pratluqions of take and lite literature; which, while they amot'sa his fancy, enlarged, augmented, an improved his ideas, and taught him so l'et proper bounds to the excurlions of his imagination.

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