Gazpacho; Or Summer Months in Spain

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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. 1801 Excerpt: ... of an Englishman,' However, my iEsculapius turned out the gentlest of practitioners, for he merely prescribed starch and milk of almonds. Thus soothed and encouraged, nature exerted her vis medicatrix, and the doctor pocketed his 'fee,' without having the blood of an Englishman on his conscience, or lancet....
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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. 1801 Excerpt: ... of an Englishman,' However, my iEsculapius turned out the gentlest of practitioners, for he merely prescribed starch and milk of almonds. Thus soothed and encouraged, nature exerted her vis medicatrix, and the doctor pocketed his 'fee,' without having the blood of an Englishman on his conscience, or lancet. Seriously, it is a dreary thing to be ill in a strange land, without the quiet ministrations of household angels (whose visits to the sick room are neither few nor far between)--without even the occasional inroad of a man friend, full of contagious health and spirits, with a cheery ' Hollo! old fellow,' and a hearty laugh, as tonic as bark. Without these, how wearily the hours go by 1 One grows tired of the watching the creeping shadow on the floor; tired of listening to Dolores's or Carmen's doleful ditties over the way; tired even of reading about Sancho and his proverbial philosophy. So it was a pleasant change to me when a waiter came to say that a poor Englishman below wanted to speak to me. He was requested to walk up, and thereupon entered a gaunt, bony body, almost in rags, and a face ugly, weather-beaten, good humoured, fringed with shaggy locks, and crowned by a worse hat than ever shocked the baker-boys of the Strand. Yet there was an appearance of cheerful content in the midst of dilapidation and decay. I was sure he was an Irishman before he spoke; he was so like one of the unthatched, un-everythinged hovels of his country, which, neglected by man, have still HIS TALE OF DISTRESS. 137 their share of the blessed sunshine. 'I beg yer honour's pardon, but hearing that ye were an Englishman, and as I'm from Ireland and a counthryman, I may say, of yer honour's, I made bould '(Bravo! Patrick, I'll back your instincts against Lord Lyndhurst's rea...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150346477
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 66
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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