Excerpt from Vargas, Vol. 1 of 3: A Tale of Spain In sending the following Tale into the world, it may t be improper to account for its appearance, by giving some information respecting its Author. The late Mr. Cornelius Villiers was destined by his parents for the church, and having passed with credit through the University, was about to take orders, when a most advantageous prospect was held out to him by a distant relation, a respectable and wealthy merchant, established at Cadiz, who proposed to make him his sole heir if he would settle himself in his counting-house, and fit himself for the business of a commercial life. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.