It was a great jest of his, I recollect, to pretend that he couldn't keep his teeth from chattering, whenever mention was made of an Alguazill in connexion with the adventures of Gil Blas; and I remember that when Gil Blas met the captain of the robbers in Madrid
, this unlucky joker counterfeited such an ague of terror, that he was overheard by Mr.
Yet amid these accumulated distresses, the poor as well as the rich, the vulgar as well as the noble, in the event of a tournament, which was the grand spectacle of that age, felt as much interested as the half-starved citizen of Madrid
, who has not a real left to buy provisions for his family, feels in the issue of a bull-feast.
His father had been our ambassador at Madrid
when Isabella was young and Prim unthought of, but had retired from the diplomatic service in a capricious moment of annoyance on not being offered the Embassy at Paris, a post to which he considered that he was fully entitled by reason of his birth, his indolence, the good English of his dispatches, and his inordinate passion for pleasure.
When it was determined that one should be sent to the Indies, I was at first singled out for the journey, and it was intended that I should represent at Goa, at Rome, and at Madrid
the distresses and necessities of the mission of Aethiopia; but the fathers reflecting afterwards that I best understood the Abyssinian language, and was most acquainted with the customs of the country, altered their opinions, and, continuing me in Aethiopia either to perish with them or preserve them, deputed four other Jesuits, who in a short time set out on their way to the Indies.
Incredible as it may seem to foreigners, it is literally true that in a single building in New York, the Hudson Terminal, there are more telephones than in Odessa or Madrid
, more than in the two kingdoms of Greece and Bulgaria combined.
They complained at Madrid
, and obtained the consent of the weak-minded Philip that the convoy, without discharging its cargo, should remain sequestered in the roads of Vigo until the enemy had disappeared.
In a corner was the Spanish companion, Donna Estafania, who had followed her from Madrid
No, sire," he replied, "I alighted at the Hotel de Madrid
, in the Rue de Tournon.
The last-mentioned work I have never seen, but it is said to contain a very correct English version of great part of the learned Doctor Christoval Suaverde da Figueroa's History of Mendanna's Voyage, published at Madrid
Can it be possible that the painters make John the Baptist a Spaniard in Madrid
and an Irishman in Dublin?
From Provence he had drifted down to Spain, eager to see Velasquez at Madrid
, and thence he had gone to Toledo.
On the morrow, Aramis, who was setting out for Madrid
, to negotiate the neutrality of Spain, came to embrace D'Artagnan at his hotel.