Literary Memories 29 September: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

The Boypoet Remembers....

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Dates: 29 September 1547 – 22 April 1616

Nationality: Spanish

Title of Book: The Generous Lover

These words were uttered by a captive Christian as he gazed from an eminence on the ruined walls of Nicosia; and thus he talked with them, comparing his miseries with theirs, as if they could understand him,–a common habit with the afflicted, who, carried away by their imaginations, say and do things inconsistent with all sense and reason. Meanwhile there issued from a pavilion or tent, of which there were four pitched in the plain, a young Turk, of good-humoured and graceful appearance, who approached the Christian, saying, “I will lay a wager, friend Ricardo, that the gloomy thoughts you are continually ruminating have led you to this place.”

“It is true,” replied Ricardo, for that was the captive’s name; “but what avails it, since…

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