"But the worst of it, gentlemen- I am giving Kuragin away to you- is that that man suffers, and this Don Juan
, wicked fellow, is taking advantage of it!"
At night we came to the house of Don Juan
Fuentes, a rich landed proprietor, but not personally known to either of my companions.
I asked leave to look at it and read, `Don Juan
Alvarado, the Federal commander, was a monster.
The three ships of war came together again at the island of Juan
Fernandez, their appointed rendezvous, but waited in vain for the Isaac Todd.
"In France, sire, -- at a small port, near Antibes, in the Gulf of Juan
Florida, discovered on Palm Sunday, in 1512, by Juan
Ponce de Leon, was originally named Pascha Florida .
"As I was saying to you, Don Juan
, I have the greatest difficulty in getting myself, I won't say understood, but simply believed."
The tender parts of "Don Juan
" awakened in her raptures so exquisite that she would ask herself when she went to say her prayers of a night whether it was not wicked to feel so much delight as that with which "Vedrai Carino" and "Batti Batti" filled her gentle little bosom?
"Consider what you are saying, senor," said the youth; "this master of mine is not a knight, nor has he received any order of knighthood; for he is Juan
Haldudo the Rich, of Quintanar."
And to behold him now, seeking small loans with plaintive condescension, sponging for breakfast on an art-student of nineteen, a fallen Don Juan
who had neglected to die at the propitious hour, had a colour of romance for young imaginations.
In approaching this deserted mission-house from the south, the traveller passes over the mountain of San Juan
, supposed to be the highest peak in the Californias.
How many a well-employed hour he passed with that hero on his isle of Juan
Charles Lamb, with his infinite tact, attempting to, might have drawn charming pictures of the life of his day; Lord Byron in a stanza of Don Juan
, aiming at the impossible, might have achieved the sublime; Oscar Wilde, heaping jewels of Ispahan upon brocades of Byzantium, might have created a troubling beauty.
It was quite cheering to meet the modern Don Juan