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Lope de Vega


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Lope de Vega : unknown

'The family is all very shaky in health but our motto is now "Al Monte!" in the words of Don Lope, in the play the sister and I are just beating through with two bad dictionaries and an insane grammar.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Louis Stevenson      Print: Unknown


Lope Felix de Vega Carpio : La Hermosura de Angelica

Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, December 1795, 'I read the two languages [Spanish and Portuguese] with facility, & am now abridging the Angelica of Lope de Vega & extracting from it — the same with a most curious Portuguese poem — all this you will see if I escape that horrible Bay of Biscay. in the interim take these two fables from the Spanish of Yriarte'. [here follow some verses beginning 'Judge gentle reader as you will...']

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Southey      Print: Book


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