The Bible in Spain: Or, The Journeys, Adventures, and Imprisonments of an Englishman, in an Attempt to Circulate the Scriptures in the Peninsula, Том 2

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Стр. 33 - Spain be it spoken, it is one of the few countries in Europe where poverty is never insulted nor looked upon with contempt. Even at an inn, the poor man is never spurned from the door, and if not harboured, is at least dismissed with fair words, and consigned to the mercies of God and His mother.
Стр. 326 - I was writing, but suddenly ceased on hearing numerous footsteps ascending the creaking stairs which led to my apartment. The door was flung open, and in walked nine men of tall stature, marshalled by a little hunchbacked personage. They were all muffled in the long cloaks of Spain, but I instantly knew by their demeanour that they were caballeros, or gentlemen. They placed themselves in a rank before the table where I was sitting. Suddenly and simultaneously they all flung back their cloaks, and...
Стр. 43 - The little silk scullscap which he wore, according to the custom of the Catholic clergy, moved up and down with his agitation, and I soon saw that I was in the presence of one of those remarkable men who so frequently spring up in the bosom of the Romish church, and who to a child-like simplicity unite immense energy and power of mind, — equally adapted to guide a scanty flock of ignorant rustics in some obscure village in Italy or Spain, as to convert millions of heathens on the shores of Japan,...
Стр. 19 - My wife will receive the moiety of my wages while I am absent, mi lor, and therefore will have no reason to complain of being deserted. Complain, did I say ? my wife is at present too well instructed to complain. She never speaks nor sits in my presence unless I give her permission. Am I not a Greek, and do I not know how to govern my own house ? Engage me, mi lor ; I am a man of many capacities : a discreet valet, an excellent cook, a good groom and light rider, — in a word I am YufiaiK6s. What...
Стр. 312 - He then went out of the room singing the following stanza : " A handless man a letter did write, A dumb dictated it word for word ; The person who read it had lost his sight, And deaf was he who listened and heard.
Стр. 375 - The present manufactory, or fabrica, as it is called, is a handsome modern edifice, situated without the wall of the city, on a plain contiguous to the river, with which it communicates by a small canal. It is said that the water and the sand of the Tagus are essential for the proper tempering of the swords. I asked some of the principal workmen whether, at the present day, they could manufacture weapons of equal value to those of former days, and whether the secret had been lost. " Ca ! " said they,...
Стр. 33 - ... consigned to the mercies of God and His mother. This is as it should be. I laugh at the bigotry and prejudices of Spain ; I abhor the cruelty and ferocity which have cast a stain of eternal infamy on her history ; but I will say for the Spaniards...
Стр. 54 - She turned her countenance upon me with the glance of a demon, and at last with 312 a sneer of contempt exclaimed, ' Carols, que es eso ? Cannot a Catalan gentleman be conversing with his lady upon their own private affairs without being interrupted by you ? ' She then bound up her hand with a handkerchief, and going into the room brought a small table to the door, on which she placed several things, as if for the evening's repast, and then sat down on a stool.
Стр. 252 - We passed on, and striking across a sandy peninsula at the back of the town, soon reached the shore of an immense bay, the north-westernmost end of which was formed by the far-famed cape of Finisterra, which we now saw before us stretching far into the sea. Along a beach of dazzling white sand • we advanced towards the cape, the bourne of our journey. The sun was shining brightly, and every object was illumined by his beams. The sea lay before us like a vast mirror, and the waves which broke upon...
Стр. 7 - I had determined, after depositing a certain number of copies in the shops of the booksellers of Madrid, to ride forth, Testament in hand, and endeavour to circulate the word of God amongst the Spaniards, not only of the towns but of the villages ; amongst the children not only of the plains but of the hills and mountains. I intended to visit Old Castile, and to traverse the whole of Galicia and the Asturias, — to establish Scripture depots in the principal towns, and to visit the people in secret...

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