name), 'had I ordered that book to be burnt; for its author was one of the most famous poets, not of Spain only, but of the whole world, and translated some fables of Ovid with great success.'
Of the second sally of our good knight Don Quixote de la Mancha.
WHILE they were thus employed, Don Quixote began to call out aloud, saying:
'Here, here, valorous knights, here ye must exert the force of your valiant arms; for the courtiers begin to get the better of the tournament.'
This noise and outcry, to which they all ran, put a stop to all further scrutiny of the books that remained; and therefore it is believed, that to the fire, without being seen or heard, went The Carolea,* and Lion of Spain,* with The Acts of the Emperor, composed by Don Louis de Avila,* which, without doubt, must have been among those that were left; and perhaps had the priest seen them, they had not undergone so rigorous a sentence. When they came to Don Quixote, he was already got out of bed, and continued his outcries and ravings with his drawn sword, laying furiously about him, back-stroke, and fore-stroke, being as broad awake as if he had never been asleep. They closed in with him, and laid him upon his bed by main force; and after he was a little composed, turning himself to talk to the priest, he said:
'Certainly, my lord archbishop Turpin, it is a great disgrace to us, who call ourselves the twelve peers, to let the knights-courtiers carry off the victory, without more opposition, after we, the adventurers, had gained the prize in the three preceding days.'
'Say no more, good gossip,' said the priest; 'it may be God's will to change our fortune, and what is lost to-day may be won to-morrow; mind your health for the present; for I think you must needs be extremely fatigued, if not sorely wounded.'
'Wounded! no,' said Don Quixote; 'but bruised and battered I am for certain; for that bastard, Don Roldan, has pounded me to mash with the trunk of an oak, and all out of mere envy, because he sees that I am the sole rival of his prowess. But let me never more be