Spirit of Boccaccio's Decameron; Comprising Three Days Entertainment, Tr., and Versified, from the Italian

Spirit of Boccaccio's Decameron; Comprising Three Days Entertainment, Tr., and Versified, from the Italian

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...by a smile. The Doctor then was question'd close, Concerning his narcotic dose; Who clearly let his worship know, The matter was exactly so.. This done, the next case was the joiner's, Together with the chest purloiners; And, from the statement of the whole, The chest was evidently stole. Last Rugiero was brought to light, The judge ask'd where he'd pass'd the night? 'I can't tell that, ' Jeroli said, In such confusion was my head; But, with your worship to be plain, I meant with Mazzo's maid to've lain: ' She gratified me with some drink, Since when I know not what to think; But b'lieve I neither thought nor spoke, 'Till I within the chest awoke. That period recollects my back, My joints remember well the rack; So this your worship's tantamount To all I fairly can account.' The judge, Rugiero then decreed Was innocent, and had him freed. The usurers were made to pay, Ten crowns for what they stole away. Sismonda's, and Rugiero's joy, Continued long without alloy. They oft of the adventure spoke, As often did with Nera joke; Who sav'd her honour and his life, Without the slashes of the knife. From this time forth Jeroli's brain, At sight of vials whirl'd in pain. And when in future love he sought, He always his own liquor brought." The novel finish'd, all agreed, Most doctors like Salerno's leech, Did nought but there own int'rest heed, However plausible their speech. The ladies were well pleas'd to think, Rugiero had resolv'd to take, When courting, a supply of drink, Both for his own and lady's sake. The king this just remark admir'd, And at fair Philomena glanc'd; She knew what was of her requir'd, And thus her history advanc'd. THIRD DAY. NOVEL SEVENTH. "A Poor but noble Florentine, In Bourdeaux manufactur'd wine; And by that...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236537998
  • 9781236537997