Thrice happy and fortunate was that age which produced the most audacious knight Don Quixote de la Mancha, in consequence of whose honourable resolution, to restore and revive the lost, and, as it were, buried order of knight-errantry[.]
[B]ut, is it not very strange, to see with what facility this poor unfortunate gentleman swallows all those lies and fictions, merely, because they are delivered in the style and manner of his nonsensical books?
I am therefore determined to travel with all expedition, until I arrive at the place where the giant resides, and when I shall have restored the princess to the peaceful possession of her kingdom, after having shortened the usurper by a head, I will return to the rays of that beauty which enlightens my thoughts[.]