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,
el Prof. Gasele, ofrezco
Las Cartas de Doblado,
9. Tickwor califico de
admirables, y de las
cuales dijo Meniniez
Pelapo que
en el concento de nintura
de wstrumores españolas,
Joure todo andaluzas, del
s. XVlll, no han elogio signo
de ellas » tray Jose Maria

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FROM

SPAIN.

BY

DUN LEU ÇADIO DOBLADO.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR HENRY COLBURN AND CO.

MDCCCXXII.

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PREFACE.

SOME of the following Letters have been printed in the New Monthly Magazine.

The Author would, indeed, be inclined to

commit the whole collection to the candour of

his readers without a prefatory address, were it not that the plan of his Work absolutely requires some explanation.

The slight mixture of fiction which these Letters contain might raise a doubt whether the sketches of Spanish manners, customs, and opinions, by means of which the Author has endeavoured to pourtray the moral state of his

country at a period immediately preceding, and in part coincident with the French invasion, may not be exaggerated by fancy, and coloured with a view to mere effect.

It is chiefly on this account that the Author deems it necessary to assure the Public of the reality of every circumstance mentioned in his book, except the name of Leucadio Doblado.

These Letters are in fact the faithful memoirs

of a real Spanish clergyman, as far as his character and the events of his life can illus

trate the state of the country which gave him

birth.

Doblado's Letters are dated from Spain, and, to preserve consistency, the Author is supposed to have returned thither after a residence of

some years in England. This is another ficti

tious circumstance. Since the moment when

the person disguised under the above name left

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