The Bible in Spain

or, the journeys, adventures, and imprisonments of an Englishman, in an attempt to circulate the Scriptures in the Peninsular.

Author: George Borrow
Published: 1842
Language: English
Wordcount: 221,590 / 620 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.4
LoC Category: BS
Downloads: 1,811
mnybks.net#: 1143
Origin: gutenberg.org
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of descriptions of scenery, sketches of character, etc., has been supplied from memory. In various instances I have omitted the names of places, which I have either forgotten, or of whose orthography I am uncertain. The work, as it at present exists, was written in a solitary hamlet in a remote part of England, where I had neither books to consult, nor friends of whose opinion or advice I could occasionally avail myself, and under all the disadvantages which arise from enfeebled health; I have, however, on a recent occasion, experienced too much of the lenity and generosity of the public, both of Britain and America, to shrink from again exposing myself to its gaze, and trust that, if in the present volumes it finds but little to admire, it will give me credit for good spirit, and for setting down nought in malice.

Nov. 26, 1842.

CHAPTER I


Man Overboard--The Tagus--Foreign Languages--Gesticulation--Streets of Lisbon--The Aqueduct--Bible tolerated in Portug

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