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Italics are what I penciled in the margins
The block quotes are quotes from the book.
Everything else are just my thoughts as I’m typing along here
In which Quixote fights lions but they won’t fight him.
The History relates, that, when Don Quixote called out to Sancho to bring him his helmet, he was buying some curds of the shepherds; …
he knew not what to do with them, nor how to bestow them: andthat he might no lose them, now they were paid for, he bethought him of clapping them into his master’s helmet…
What can this mean, Sancho? methinks my skull is softening or my brains melting,
We knew this from the beginning.
Don Quixote only observed him (the lion) with attention, wishing he would leap out from the car, and grapple with him, that he might tear him in pieces; to such a pitch of extravagance had his unheard-of madness transported him.
To bad he didn’t get his wish. My bet would have been on the lion.
In which Quixote visits a house and Poetry ensues.
In which Quixote and Sancho meet some people who invite them to a wedding. Said people fight amongst themselves but stay friends.
Both the scholars and the countrymen fell into the same admiration, that all others did at the first sight of Don Quixote, and eagerly desired to know what man this was, so different in appearance from other men.
Doesn’t ANYBODY mind their own business?
…but nowadays that is little regarded; for riches are able to solder up abundance of flaws.
Ha, times haven’t changed a bit
The wife is not a commodity, which, when once bought, you can exchange, or swap, or return.
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from Jehovah. Proverbs 18:22
In which they come to the wedding. Sancho stuffs his face and argues with Quixote.
The first thing that presented itself to Sancho’s sight, was a whole bullock… round it were placed six pots…entire sheep were sunk and swallowed up in them… The hares…and the fowls…were without number…Sancho counted above three score skins, each of above twenty-four quarts….Cheeses ranged like bricks formed a kind of wall.
Sancho beheld all, considered all, and was in love with everything.
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
‘Good, your worship, judge of your own chivalries,’ answered Sancho, ‘and meddle not with judging of other men’s fears or valours.
Too bad more people don’t take this advice
In which a wedding trick is played
‘Hold a little, inconsiderate and hasty people!’
…all knew him to be the gallant Basilius…
‘Long live the rich Camacho with the ungrateful Quiteria;’…
…and so saying…and drawing out a short tuck…he threw himself upon it; and in an instant half the bloody point appeared at his back.
Now THAT’S how you ruin a wedding!
‘For one so much wounded,’ quoth Sancho Panza at this period, ‘this young man talks a great deal.’
It’s a TRAP -Admiral Ackbar
‘and pray, consider, that love and war are exactly alike;’
“All is fair in love and war” IS NOT from Shakespeare. I never knew that.
In which Quixote and Sancho pick up a guide and head to some guide. AFTER they’ve stayed with the newlyweds for 3 DAYS!!!
Don Quixote affirmed, it could not nor ought to be called deceit, which aims at virtuous ends…
The Ends do not justify the Means
‘I for my part am not married, nor have I yet ever thought of being so: yet would I venture to give my advice to anyone,’
The worst kind of advice giver
Quixote and the Lion that wouldn’t Fight