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

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CONTENTS.
CHAPTER I.
Man Overboard--The Tagus--Foreign Languages--Gesticulation--Streets of Lisbon --The Aqueduct--Bible tolerated in Portugal--Cintra--Don Sebastian--John de Castro--Conversation with a Priest--Colhares--Mafra--Its Palace--the Schoolmaster--The Portuguese--Their Ignorance of Scripture--Rural Priesthood-- The Alemtejo 1
CHAPTER II.
Boatmen of the Tagus--Dangers of the Stream--Aldea Gallega--The Hostelry-- Robbers--Sabocha--Adventure of a Mule. teer--Estalagem de Ladroes--Don Geronimo--Vendas Novas--Royal Residence --Swine of the Alemtejo--Monte Moro-- Swayne Vonved--Singular Goatherd-- Children of the Fields--Infidels and Sadducees 9
CHAPTER III.
Shopkeeper at Evora--Spanish Contrabandistas--Lion and Unicorn--The Fountain --Trust in the Almighty--Distribution of Tracts--Library at Evora--Manuscript-- The Bible as a Guide--The Infamous Mary--The Man of Palmella--The Charm --The Monkish System--Sunday--Volney --An Auto-da-fé--Men from Spain--Reading of a Tract--New Arrival--The Herb Rosemary 16
CHAPTER IV.
Vexatious Delays--Drunken Driver--The Murdered Mule--The Lamentation--Adventure on the Heath--Fear of Darkness --Portuguese Fidalgo--The Escort--Return to Lisbon 24
CHAPTER V.
The College--The Rector--Shibboleth-- National Prejudices--Youthful Sports-- Jews of Lisbon--Bad Faith--Crime and Superstition--strange Proposal 30
CHAPTER VI.
Cold of Portugal--Extortion Prevented --Sensation of Loneliness--The Dog-- The Convent--Enchanting Landscape-- Moorish Fortresses--Prayer for the Sick 36
CHAPTER VII.
The Druid's Stone--The Young Spaniard-- Ruffianly Soldiers--Evils of War--Estremoz--The Brawl--Ruined Watch Tower --Glimpse of Spain--Old Times and New 41
CHAPTER VIII.
Elvas--Extraordinary Longevity--The English Nation--Portuguese Ingratitude-- Illiberality--Fortifications--Spanish Beggar--Badajoz--The Custom House 47
CHAPTER IX.
Badajoz--Antonio the Gipsy--Antonio's Proposal--The Proposal accepted--Gipsy Breakfast--Departure from Badajoz--The Gipsy Donkey--Merida--The Ruined Wall--The Crone--The Land of the Moor --The Black Men--Life in the Desert-- The Supper 53
CHAPTER X.
The Gipsy's Granddaughter--Proposed Marriage--The Alguazil--The Assault-- Speedy Trot--Arrival at Trujillo--Night and Rain--The Forest--The Bivouac-- Mount and Away!--Jaraicejo--The National--The Cavalier Balmerson--Among the Thickets--Serious Discourse--What is Truth?--Unexpected Intelligence 62
CHAPTER XI.

The Pass of Mirabéte--Wolves and Shepherds -- Female Subtlety -- Death by Wolves -- The Mystery Solved -- The

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Table of contents

  • The Minerva Library. ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Introduction. v
  • Preface. xi
  • Contents xvii
  • Chapter I 1
  • Chapter II 9
  • Chapter III 16
  • Chapter IV 24
  • Chapter V 30
  • Chapter VI 36
  • Chapter VII 41
  • Chapter VIII 47
  • Chapter IX 53
  • Chapter X 62
  • Chapter XI 74
  • Chapter XII 82
  • Chapter XIII 90
  • Chapter XIV 98
  • Chapter XV 105
  • Chapter XVI 113
  • Chapter XVII 120
  • Chapter XVIII 126
  • Chapter XX 135
  • Chapter XXI *
  • Chapter XXII 152
  • Chapter XXIII 160
  • Chapter XXIV 163
  • Chapter XXV 171
  • Chapter XXVI 178
  • Chapter XXVII 187
  • Chapter XXVIII 194
  • Chapter XXIX 203
  • Chapter XXX 212
  • Chapter XXXI 223
  • Chapter XXXII 231
  • Chapter XXXIII 238
  • Chapter XXXIV 244
  • Chapter XXXV 251
  • Chapter XXXVI 252
  • Chapter XXXVII 258
  • Chapter XXXVIII 263
  • Chapter XXXIX 266
  • Chapter XL 273
  • Chapter XLI 282
  • Chapter XLII 288
  • Chapter XLIII 296
  • Chapter XLIV 304
  • Chapter XLV 310
  • Chapter XLVI 313
  • Chapter XLVIII 326
  • Chapter XLIX 332
  • Chapter L 338
  • Chapter LI 346
  • Chapter LII 356
  • Chapter LIII 366
  • Chapter LIV 370
  • Chapter LV 376
  • Chapter LVI 382
  • Chapter LVII 389
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