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HISTORY

OF

Eftevanille Gonzalez,

Surnamed

THE MERRY FELLOW.

Translated from the Original SPANISH

Alain dene
By Monsieur Le SAGE,
Author of the Devil upon two Sticks. .

Done out of FRENCH.

L O N D ON:
Printed for W.Mears, at the Lamb on Ludgate-

Hill; and Sold by Mr. Straban, Mr. Brotherton,
and Mr. Hatchet at the Royal-Exchange; Mr. Ward
and Comp. Fleet Street; Mr.Corbet without Temple-
Bar; Mr. Lyon, in Covent-Garden; Mr. Payne,
in Round-Court, in the Strand; Mr. Brindly and
Mr. Shropshire, in New-Bond-Street; and Mr. Penn,
in Weftminfter-Hall, 1735.

(Price 35.)

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T HE

PREFACE.

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HE following is the History of a new Spanish Adventurer, which

I offer to the Publick, and flatter myself from the favourable Reception others of the same kind have met with before, that this of Don Estevanille Gonzalez, Jurnamed The Merry Fellow, may be agreeably, received. it himself, published it at Antwerp, and dedicated it to the Duke d'Amalti, formerly General of his Catholick Majesty's Forces in the Netherlands, and by his Epistle Dedicatory seems to have been in that Nobleman's Service.

He wrote

The Hero of the History I give you has diverted the Spaniards and French with such Success, that I believe it will not be unacceptable to the English Na.

tion. It is not the Novelty alone of this Work which ought to render it agreeable, fince it does not conff of a Series of idle Fictions, to serve as a bare Amusement, bút contains good Characters, and Lef Jons of Morality, couched under lively and pleasant Defcriptions. In short, it is happily interspersed with Variety of entertaining Adventures, and keen Genfures upon the Vices of Mankind, from whence People of all Nations may receive fome Instruction and Advantage.

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