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This is a piece from the History of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra translated by Peter Motteux. Don Quixote decides he want ‘a lady, on whom he might bestow the empire of his heart’. You can listen to it below.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 1547 - 1616

Was a Spanish writer widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language, and one of the world’s pre-eminent novelists. He is best known for Don Quixote, a classic of Western Literature, published in two parts between 1605 and 1615, sometimes considered the first modern novel, and the most influential work of fiction ever written.

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