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Excerpt from The Works of Washington Irving, Vol. 4 of 12: The Companions of Columbus; The Crayon Miscellany The conquest of Granada put an end to the peninsul wars between Christian and Infidel the spirit of Spanish chivalry was thus suddenly deprived of its wonted sphere of action but it had been too long fostered and excited, to he as suddenly appeased. The youth of the nation, bred up to daring adventure and heroic achievement, could not brook the tranquil and regular pursuits of common life, but panted for some new field of romantic enterprise. 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 technology 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.