Toward the end of Part 2 of his adventures, the hero of Cervantes’ antiromance Don Quixote is spending the night in yet another crowded travelers’ inn. While eating dinner, he and Sancho Panza overhear someone speaking in the next room. Thomas Shelton’s 1620 English translation renders the scene this way:

[I]t seemed that in another chamber next Don Quixotes, diuided only by a thin Lath-wall, hee might heare one say, By your life, Signior Don Ieronimo, whilst supper is to come in, let vs reade another chapter in the second part of Don Quixote.