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THE CAVERN OF COVADONGA.
BY IS A B E L , pseud.of
Anna Cora Doden, Montatt Ritchie
Oh, lovely Spain ! renown'd romantic land !
No holier place than Covadongan, Spain
HARPER & BROTHERS,
Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1836,
BY HARPER AND BROTHERS, In the Clerk's Office for the Southern District of New-York.
H. LUDWIG, PRINTER.
“The Rubicon is passed !” my shallop launched upon the bosom of the waters; with what hopes, and what fears, alternately, to sink, and bear it up, they who for the first time have braved the tempest's fury best can tell. In offering a tale entirely fictitiousthe mere glittering day-dream of a youthful fancyto the enlightened public, I should indeed call down censure heavy upon my
the judgment of the literary world to suppose they would give it more than its deserts--a passing thought.
The following Romance is founded strictly upon historical facts. The name of « Pelayo;" to 'every Spanish ear, will long be a hallowed sound. Both Southey and Don Trueba (author of the Romance of Spain) have used their best endeavours to immortalize this renowned warrior. But as they very materially disa