"So eager and intangled was our Hidalgo in this kind of history, that he would often read from morning to night, and from night to morning again, without interruption; till at last, the moisture of his brain being quite exhausted with indefatigable watching and study, he fairly lost his wits."
— Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de (1547-1616); Smollett, Tobias (1721-1771)
(I.i.1, p. 46)
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).