But now hast thou only thy virtues: they grew out of thy passions.
my brother, hast thou never seen a virtue backbite and stab itself?
Had thy purpose been the honourable protection of the innocent,'' said Rebecca, ``I had thanked thee for thy care as it is, thou hast claimed merit for it so often, that I tell thee life is worth nothing to me, preserved at the price which thou wouldst exact for it.
If thou hast aught to do, save to witness the misery thou hast caused, let me know it; and then, if so it please you, leave me to myself the step between time and eternity is short but terrible, and I have few moments to prepare for it.
which will little avail me was this all thou couldst do for one, on whose head thou hast heaped sorrow, and whom thou hast brought near even to the verge of the tomb?
It is a balsam," answered Don Quixote, "the receipt of which I have in my memory, with which one need have no fear of death, or dread dying of any wound; and so when I make it and give it to thee thou hast nothing to do when in some battle thou seest they have cut me in half through the middle of the body- as is wont to happen frequently,- but neatly and with great nicety, ere the blood congeal, to place that portion of the body which shall have fallen to the ground upon the other half which remains in the saddle, taking care to fit it on evenly and exactly.
Thou hast said well and hit the point," answered Don Quixote; and so I recall the oath in so far as relates to taking fresh vengeance on him, but I make and confirm it anew to lead the life I have said until such time as I take by force from some knight another helmet such as this and as good; and think not, Sancho, that I am raising smoke with straw in doing so, for I have one to imitate in the matter, since the very same thing to a hair happened in the case of Mambrino's helmet, which cost Sacripante so dear.
But let us leave that to its own time; see if thou hast anything for us to eat in those alforjas, because we must presently go in quest of some castle where we may lodge to-night and make the balsam I told thee of, for I swear to thee by God, this ear is giving me great pain.
And what hast thou to do with all these iron men, and their opinions?
Hast thou exhausted possibility in the failure of this one trial?
I am glad thou hast brought thyself back to us, and with such a good companion as the Cook, whom we all welcome to Sherwood.
cried the Sheriff, "whence comest thou and where hast thou been?