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who lives in such a chaste and laudable intention." Whether it was owing to these menaces of the knight, or to the advice of Ambrosio, who desired them to per- form the last office to their deceased friend, not one of the shepherds attempted to stir from the spot, until the grave being finished, and the papers burnt, the body of poor Chrysostom was interred, not without abundance of tears shed by his surviving companions. The grave was secured by a large fragment of the rock which they rolled upon it, till such time as a tombstone could be made, under the direction of Ambrosio, who was resolved to have the following epitaph engraved upon it
" The body of a wretched swain,
Kill'd by a cruel maid's disdain, In this cold bed neglected lies.
He liv'd, fond hapless youth ! to prove The inhuman tyranny of love,
Exerted in Marcella's Eyes."
Having strewed the place with a profusion of flowers and branches, everybody present condoled, and took leave of the afflicted executor ; and Don Quixote bade farewell to his kind landlords, as well as to the travellers.