“richest of men,” makes grand preparations for his wedding
with Quiteria, “fairest of women”; but, as the bridal party were on
their way, Basilius cheats him of his bride by pretending to kill
himself. As he is supposed to be dying, Quiteria is given to him in
marriage as a mere matter of form; but, as soon as this is done, up
jumps Basilius, and shows that his wounds were a mere pretence. (Cervantes: Don Quixote, pt. ii. bk. 2, ch. 3,4.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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