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From: The History of the Most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha
and His Trusty Squire Sancho Pancha.
Now made English according to the Humour of our Modern Language.
By Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1687
Book III. Chapter X. Being a continuation of Don Quixote's Instructions to Sancho.