The Bible in Spain, by George Borrow

Table of Contents

Author’s Preface

Chapter:

  1. Man Overboard — The Tagus — Foreign Languages — Gesticulation — Streets of Lisbon — The Aqueduct — Bible tolerated in Portugal — Cintra — Don Sebastian — John de Castro — Conversation with a Priest — Colhares — Mafra — Its Palace — The Schoolmaster — The Portuguese — Their Ignorance of Scripture — Rural Priesthood — The Alemtejo.
  2. Boatmen of the Tagus — Dangers of the Stream — Aldea Gallega — The Hostelry — Robbers — Sabocha — Adventure of a Muleteer — Estalagem de Ladroes — Don Geronimo — Vendas Novas — Royal Residence — Swine of the Alemtejo — Monto Moro — Swayne Vonved — Singular Goatherd — Children of the Fields — Infidels and Sadducees.
  3. Shopkeeper at Evora — Spanish Contrabandistas — Lion and Unicorn — The Fountain — Trust in the Almighty — Distribution of Tracts — Library at Evora — Manuscript — The Bible as a Guide — The Infamous Mary — The Man of Palmella — The Charm — The Monkish System — Sunday — Volney — An Auto–Da-Fe — Men from Spain — Reading of a Tract — New Arrival — The Herb Rosemary.
  4. Vexatious Delays — Drunken Driver — The Murdered Mule — The Lamentation — Adventure on the Heath — Fear of Darkness — Portuguese Fidalgo — The Escort — Return to Lisbon.
  5. The College — The Rector — Shibboleth — National Prejudices — Youthful Sports — Jews of Lisbon — Bad Faith — Crime and Superstition — Strange Proposal.
  6. Cold of Portugal — Extortion prevented — Sensation of Loneliness — The Dog — The Convent — Enchanting Landscape — Moorish Fortresses — Prayer for the Sick.
  7. The Druids’ Stone — The Young Spaniard — Ruffianly Soldiers — Evils of War — Estremoz — The Brawl — Ruined Watch Tower — Glimpse of Spain — Old Times and New.
  8. Elvas — Extraordinary Longevity — The English Nation — Portuguese Ingratitude — Illiberality — Fortifications — Spanish Beggar — Badajoz — The Custom House.
  9. Badajoz — Antonio the Gypsy — Antonio’s Proposal — The Proposal Accepted — Gypsy Breakfast — Departure from Badajoz — The Gypsy Donkey — Merida — The Ruined Wall — The Crone — The Land of the Moor — The Black Men — Life in the Desert — The Supper.
  10. The Gypsy’s Granddaughter — Proposed Marriage — The Algnazil — The Assault — Speedy Trot — Arrival at Trujillo — Night and Rain — The Forest — The Bivouac — Mount and Away! — Jaraicejo — The National — The Cavalier Balmerson — Among the Thicket — Serious Discourse — What is Truth? — Unexpected Intelligence.
  11. The Pass of Mirabete — Wolves and Shepherds — Female Subtlety — Death by Wolves — The Mystery Solved — The Mountains — The Dark Hour — The Traveller of the Night — Abarbenel — Hoarded Treasure — Force of Gold — The Archbishop — Arrival at Madrid
  12. Lodging at Madrid — My Hostess — British Ambassador — Mendizabal — Baltasar — Duties of a National — Young Blood — The Execution — Population of Madrid — The Higher Orders — The Lower Classes — The Bull-fighter — The Crabbed Gitano.
  13. Intrigues at Court — Quesada and Galiano — Dissolution of the Cortes — The Secretary — Aragonese Pertinacity — The Council of Trent — The Asturian — The Three Thieves — Benedict Mol — The Men of Lucerne — The Treasure
  14. State of Spain — Isturitz — Revolution of the Granja — The Disturbance — Signs of Mischief — Newspaper Reporters — Quesada’s Onslaught — The Closing Scene — Flight of the Moderados — The Coffee Bowl.
  15. The Steamer — Cape Finisterre — The Storm — Arrival at Cadiz — The New Testament — Seville — Italica — The Amphitheatre — The Prisoners — The Encounter — Baron Taylor — The Street and Desert.
  16. Departure for Cordova — Carmona — German Colonies — Language — The Sluggish Horse — Nocturnal Welcome — Carlist Landlord — Good Advice — Gomez — The Old Genoese — The Two Opinions.
  17. Cordova — Moors of Barbary — The English — An Old Priest — The Roman Breviary — The Dovecote — The Holy Office — Judaism — Desecration of Dovecotes — The Innkeeper’s Proposal.
  18. Departure from Cordova — The Contrabandista — Jewish Cunning — Arrival at Madrid.
  19. Arrival at Madrid — Maria Diaz — Printing of the Testament — My Project — Andalusian Steed — Servant Wanted — An Application — Antonio Buchini — General Cordova — Principles of Honour.
  20. Illness — Nocturnal Visit — A Master Mind — The Whisper — Salamanca — Irish Hospitality — Spanish Soldiers — The Scriptures advertised.
  21. Departure from Salamanca — Reception at Pitiegua — The Dilemma — Sudden Inspiration — The Good Presbyter — Combat of Quadrupeds — Irish Christians — Plains of Spain — The Catalans — The Fatal Pool — Valladolid — Circulation of the Scriptures — Philippine Missions — English College — A Conversation — The Gaoleress.
  22. Duenas — Children of Egypt — Jockeyism — The Baggage Pony — The Fall — Palencia — Carlist Priests — The Lookout — Priestly Sincerity — Leon — Antonio alarmed — Heat and Dust.
  23. Astorga — The Inn — The Maragatos — The Habits of the Maragatos — The Statue.
  24. Departure from Astorga — The Venta — The By-path — Narrow Escape — The Cup of Water — Sun and Shade — Bembibre — Convent of the Rocks — Sunset — Cacabelos — Midnight Adventure — Villafrancs.
  25. Villafranca — The Pass — Gallegan Simplicity — The Frontier Guard — The Horse-shoe — Gallegan Peculiarities — A Word on Language — The Courier — Wretched Cabins — Host and Guests — Andalusians.
  26. Lugo — The Baths — A Family History — Miguelets — The Three Heads — A Farrier — English Squadron — Sale of Testaments — Coruna — The Recognition — Luigi Piozzi — The Speculation — A Blank Prospect — John Moore.
  27. Compostella — Rey Romero — The Treasure-seeker — Hopeful Project — The Church of Refuge — Hidden Riches — The Canon — Spirit of Localism — The Leper — Bones of St. James.
  28. Skippers of Padron — Caldas de los Reyes — Pontevedra — The Notary Public — Insane Barber — An Introduction — Gallegan Language — Afternoon Ride — Vigo — The Stranger — Jews of the Desert — Bay of Vigo — Sudden Interruption — The Governor.
  29. Arrival at Padron — Projected Enterprise — The Alquilador — Breach of Promise — An Odd Companion — A Plain Story — Rugged Paths — The Desertion — The Pony — A Dialogue — Unpleasant Situation — The Estadea — Benighted — The Hut — The Traveller’s Pillow.
  30. Autumnal Morning — The World’s End — Corcuvion — Duyo — The Cape — A Whale — The Outer Bay — The Arrest — The Fisher–Magistrate — Calros Rey — Hard of Belief — Where is your Passport? — The Beach — A Mighty Liberal — The Handmaid — The Grand Baintham — Eccentric Book — Hospitality.
  31. Coruna — Crossing the Bay — Ferrol — The Dockyard — Where are we now? — Greek Ambassador — Lantern-light — The Ravine — Viveiro — Evening — Marsh and Quagmire — Fair Words and Fair Money — The Leathern Girth — Eyes of Lynx — The Knavish Guide.
  32. Martin of Rivadeo — The Factious Mare — Asturians — Luarca — The Seven Bellotas — Hermits — The Asturian’s Tale — Strange Guests — The Big Servant — Batuschca
  33. Oviedo — The Ten Gentlemen — The Swiss again — Modest Request — The Robbers — Episcopal Benevolence — The Cathedral — Portrait of Feijoo.
  34. Departure from Oviedo — Villa Viciosa — The Young Man of the Inn — Antonio’s Tale — The General and his Family — Woful Tidings — To-morrow we Die — San Vincente — Santander — An Harangue — Flinter the Irishman.
  35. Departure from Santander — The Night Alarm — The Black Pass.
  36. State of Affairs at Madrid — The New Ministry — Pope of Rome — The Bookseller of Toledo — Sword Blades — Houses of Toledo — The Forlorn Gypsy — Proceedings at Madrid — Another Servant.
  37. Euscarra — Basque not Irish — Sanskrit and Tartar Dialects — A Vowel Language — Popular Poetry — The Basques — Their Persons — Basque Women.
  38. The Prohibition — Gospel Persecuted — Charge of Sorcery — Ofalia.
  39. The Two Gospels — The Alguazil — The Warrant — The Good Maria — The Arrest — Sent to Prison — Reflections — The Reception — The Prison Room — Redress Demanded.
  40. Ofalia — The Juez — Carcel do la Corte — Sunday in Prison — Robber Dress — Father and Son — Characteristic Behaviour — The Frenchman — Prison Allowance — Valley of the Shadow — Pure Castilian — Balseiro — The Cave — Robber Glory.
  41. Maria Diaz — Priestly Vituperation — Antonio’s Visit — Antonio at Service — A Scene — Benedict Mol — Wandering in Spain — The Four Evangiles.
  42. Liberation from Prison — The Apology — Human Nature — The Greek’s Return — Church of Rome — Light of Scripture — Archbishop of Toledo — An Interview — Stones of Price — A Resolution — The Foreign Language — Benedict’s Farewell — Treasure Hunt at Compostella — Truth and Fiction.
  43. Villa Seca — Moorish House — The Puchera — The Rustic Council — Polite Ceremonial — The Flower of Spain — The Bridge of Azeca — The Ruined Castle — Taking the Field — Demand for the Word — The Old Peasant — The Curate and Blacksmith — Cheapness of the Scriptures.
  44. Aranjuez — A Warning — A Night Adventure — A Fresh Expedition — Segovia — Abades — Factions Curas — Lopez in Prison — Rescue of Lopez.
  45. Return to Spain — Seville — A Hoary Persecutor — Manchegan Prophetess — Antonio’s Dream.
  46. Work of Distribution resumed — Adventure at Cobenna — Power of the Clergy — Rural Authorities — Fuente la Higuera — Victoriano’s Mishap — Village Prison — The Rope — Antonio’s Errand — Antonio at Mass.
  47. Termination of our Rural Labours — Alarm of the Clergy — A New Experiment — Success at Madrid — Goblin–Alguazil — Staff of Office — The Corregidor — An Explanation — The Pope in England — New Testament expounded — Works of Luther.
  48. Projected Journey — A Scene of Blood — The Friar — Seville — Beauties of Seville — Orange Trees and Flowers — Murillo — The Guardian Angel — Dionysius — My Coadjutors — Demand for the Bible.
  49. The Solitary House — The Dehesa — Johannes Chrysostom — Manuel — Bookselling at Seville — Dionysius and the Priests — Athens and Rome — Proselytism — Seizure of Testaments — Departure from Seville.
  50. Night on the Guadalquivir — Gospel Light — Bonanza — Strand of San Lucar — Andalusian Scenery — History of a Chest — Cosas de los Ingleses — The Two Gypsies — The Driver — The Red Nightcap — The Steam Boat — Christian Language.
  51. Cadiz — The Fortifications — The Consul–General — Characteristic Anecdote — Catalan Steamer — Trafalgar — Alonzo Guzman — Gibil Muza — Orestes Frigate — The Hostile Lion — Works of the Creator — Lizard of the Rock — The Concourse — Queen of the Waters — Broken Prayer.
  52. The Jolly Hosteler — Aspirants for Glory — A Portrait — Hamalos — Solomons — An Expedition — The Yeoman Soldier — The Excavations — The Pull by the Skirt — Judah and his Father — Judah’s Pilgrimage — The Bushy Beard — The False Moors — Judah and the King’s Son — Premature Old Age.
  53. Genoese Mariners — St. Michael’s Cave — Midnight Abysses — Young American — A Slave Proprietor — The Fairy Man — Infidelity.
  54. Again on Board — The Strange Visage — The Hadji — Setting Sail — The Two Jews — American Vessel — Tangier — Adun Oulem — The Struggle — The Forbidden Thing.
  55. The Mole — The Two Moors — Djmah of Tangier — House of God — British Consul — Curious Spectacle — The Moorish House — Joanna Correa — Ave Maria.
  56. The Mahasni — Sin Samani — The Bazaar — Moorish Saints — See the Ayana! — The Prickly Fig — Jewish Graves — The Place of Carcases — The Stable Boy — Horses of the Moslem — Dar Dwag.
  57. Strange Trio — The Mulatto — The Peace-offering — Moors of Granada — Vive la Guadeloupo — The Moors — Pascual Fava — Blind Algerine — The Retreat.

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