"Nay, gossip," said the barber, "for this that I have here is the famous 'Don Belianis.'"
"With all my heart," said the barber; and not caring to tire himself with reading more books of chivalry, he told the housekeeper to take all the big ones and throw them into the yard.
In carrying so many together she let one fall at the feet of the barber, who took it up, curious to know whose it was, and found it said, "History of the Famous Knight, Tirante el Blanco."
"As you will," said the barber; "but what are we to do with these little books that are left?"
"This that comes next," said the barber, "is the 'Diana,' entitled the 'Second Part, by the Salamancan,' and this other has the same title, and its author is Gil Polo."
"This book," said the barber, opening another, "is the ten books of the 'Fortune of Love,' written by Antonio de Lofraso, a Sardinian poet."
He put it aside with extreme satisfaction, and the barber went on, "These that come next are 'The Shepherd of Iberia,' 'Nymphs of Henares,' and 'The Enlightenment of Jealousy.'"
"This large one here," said the barber, "is called 'The Treasury of various Poems.'"
"This," continued the barber, "is the 'Cancionero' of Lopez de Maldonado."
"The 'Galatea' of Miguel de Cervantes," said the barber.
"Very good," said the barber; "and here come three together, the
The curate was tired and would not look into any more books, and so he decided that, "contents uncertified," all the rest should be burned; but just then the barber held open one, called "The Tears of Angelica."