Hell and Good Company: 4 of 4: The Spanish Civil War and the World it Made by Richard Rhodes.

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Title: Old court life in Spain

Year: 1913 (1910s)

Authors: Elliot, Frances, 1820-1898

Subjects: Spain -- Court and courtiers

Publisher: New York, London : G. P. Putnams's sons

Contributing Library: University of California Libraries

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nce and welcome him to his domains. To suit the occasion, he is attired in a costumeequally recalling the court and the camp. Aloose surcoat of blue velvet, heavily embroideredwith the arms of England, partly conceals thelight suit of chain armour which clings to his form;at his waist is a girdle to which an axe and swordare attached, and on his head a cap edged by ajewelled coronet, from which rise the three heronsfeathers of his device. Lofty in nature is the prince, square and solid inlimb and chest, his hair cut short as convenient forhis helmet, his upper lip, after the Norman fashion,covered with a thick moustache which mingledwith his beard, light brown in colour, and long andluxuriant. Somewhat prominent large hazel eyeslook out of a well-moulded face remarkable formildness of expression, his whole personality sin-gularly engaging, an impression only heightenedas the fine curves of his lips open with the candourof a natural smile. Our ally tarries on the way, he says, scanning

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PEDRO APPEALS TO BLACK PRINCE 179 the bare expanse of the sandy track before him,bordering the Garonne, broken by the Hnes ofvineyards in the more cultivated lands. Per-haps he would make us feel that we have beenremiss in replying to his various messages. No-thing but absolute obedience to my fathers orderwould have kept me so long silent, in face of thenews of his great need. The prince addresses himself to Chandos, whostands immediately behind him, his wrinkled coun-tenance already showing marks of the hard life hehas led in camps and battles, but, as he speaks, helays his hand lightly on the shoulder of his brotherLancaster, looking out with eager eyes in the samedirection as himself. How now, my young gallant, are you impatientto behold the Spanish beauties? Who knows ifyou do not lose your fickle heart to one? Thesesenoritas of Andalusia must surely inherit some oftheir mother, Maria de Padillas boasted charms. The downy cheeks of young Lancaster turn to arosy red at general att

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Hell and Good Company: 4 of 4: The Spanish Civil War and the World it Made by Richard Rhodes.