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IN

i6 Spain,

THE TRACK OF THE MOORS word would rouse

where a disdainful

a

very

flame

of fury.

A Spaniard in London once Spanish pride is hard to define, remarked that if he asked his way in the streets, he was answered " with a kind of pride of birthplace," as

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though any question on such a of subject was worthy the greatest attention. ^^

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struck him as strange. In Spain, on the con-

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trary,

a

query on the

same subject rouses a contempt for whoever confesses ignorance of

anything Spanish, and I know of no other nation that can so well interpret the old verb " to Let the pride." A Doorway,

of that pathetic vivacity which

get a child-guide

who

or

foul,

bad,

fair

at

or

will

looking up shadow of settled gloom

longs for

leads to

and

who seem

no goal

;

let

so

him

point him out everything, good

with

him with

who

a responsive smile

turn to the children of Spain,

alert intelligence full

stranger Toledo.

lively

impartiality,

continually but the

in which large dark eyes

He

need yet penetrated. search for no better guide through the labyrinth of Toledo to all the to the Cloisters de los Reyes, white sights of the city has

as

:

and flowering with harmonies of spring and discordant to the old Taller of the Moors, where duenna-like old

reliefs

;

women

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