October 8, 2010


but, there is one thing among your knight-errant, that I cannot approve of, and that is,  when any great and dangerous adventure occurs, in which you run a manifest risk of losing your lives, in the instance of engagement, you never think of recommending your souls to God, as every Christian ought to do on such occasions; but, on the contrary, put up your petitions to your mistresses, with as much fervour and devotion as if they were your deities; a circumstance which in my opinion smells strong of paganism.

Don Quixote, I.ii.5