"So that our author did not enter the lists against the memory of the real substantial chivalry, which he held in veneration; but, with design to expel an hideous phantome that possessed the brains of the people, waging perpetual war with true genius and invention."
— Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de (1547-1616); Smollett, Tobias (1721-1771)
See The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote. Translated from the Spanish of Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, To Which is Prefixed, Some Account of the Author’s Life. By T. Smollett, M.D. Illustrated with Twenty-Eight New Copper-Plates, Designed by Hayman, and Engraved by the Best Artists. In Two Volumes. (London: Printed for A. Millar, over against Catherine-Street, in the Strand; T. Osborn, T. and T. Longman, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Hodges, and J. and J. Rivington, 1755). <Link to ESTC>
Reading Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de. The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote, trans. Tobias Smollett (New York: Random House, 2001).