The story from II Pecorone centres on the adventures of a young man called Giannetto,l who corresponds to Shakespeare’s. Bassanio. He is the godson of a. Appendix 4: Il Pecorone. IL PECORONE is a collection of tales by Ser Giovanni. It was written in Italian at the end of the. 14th Century and printed in Milan in. The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni, now first tr. into English by W. G. Waters; choicely illus. by E. R. Hughes. Main Author: Giovanni, Fiorentino, 14th cent. Related.

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She is afterwards brought to bed with two male children in her husband’s absence, and is forced, by reason of slander raised against her by her mother-in-law, to leave the court and fly to Rome with her children.

Fear nothing, for as long as we have anything you may treat it as your own. In sooth, I have never seen devotion greater than his, and I, for my own part, know not what more to say to you, except to pray you in God’s name to relieve me of this trouble and grief; or to give me leave to depart and disappear from the world, or to kill myself, so as to be rid of him ; forasmuch as he knows so well how to supplicate me, and speaks so delightfully that I cannot think how anyone can say him no.

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As soon as he was out of the way Madonna Giovanna locked the door, and made Bucciolo come forth from under the heap of linen. Advanced full-text search Advanced catalog search Search tips Full view only. With regard to the ascription of the book to Domenichi as a collector and embellisher rather than as jl creator the arguments of Signor de Gubernatis, though largely conjectural, are ingenious and not wanting 1 This is manifestly a lapsus calami.

After these three friends in their three ships had sailed on several days it chanced that early one morning Giannetto caught sight of a certain gulf in which prcorone a very fair port, whereupon he asked the captain what might be the name of the place. Wherefore Ceccolo remained for some time in Messer Lapo’s service.

Jinti religiosi of his day. The sap rose feebly ; it languished in the unfamiliar air of the Sicilian court — albeit congenial surroundings were not wanting — and it suffered complete 1 In a celebrated passage in the “Purgatorio ” Dante alludes pfcorone this characteristic — ” In sul paese ch 1 Adige e Po riga, Solea valore e cortesia trovarsi Prima che Federigo avesse briga.


And it chanced after a while that pceorone was restored between the two houses, and they who were formerly foes became friends and brethren, especially Buondel- monte and Nicolosa’s husband, for night and day they kept company. After this we took our supper off a fat capon, and drank the most delicate wines, and altogether spent the night in the greatest feasting and jollity you ever heard of, and thus we took our diversion till the day li.

To avert the peorone which seemed to threaten free institutions, Florence was moved to forget her ancient resentments and to join a league of the Lombard Ghibellines against Pecoroone John, but this alliance proved ll short-lived one, and the several parties thereto were soon fighting amongst themselves. Both money lenders are told that they may extract their due; however, if a single drop of blood is spilled thereby, they will be executed.

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But when the pope went to Ponte di Sorga my lover accompanied him, and left me behind in Avignon with two waiting-women and an equerry. As soon as they were gone she got up and bade them bring a pair of clean sheets and make the bed afresh ; and, when she deemed the time had come, she dismissed the maids, and then, having locked the door and kindled a taper, she went to the bath, where she found Buondelmonte now little better than a dead man.

Magliabecchi, who is speaking of legists in general, goes on to tell of a certain Ser Giovanni who at one time had occupied the position of judge at Citta di Castellana. He was a strong ol, and pecprone himself respected by the equal justice he maintained towards men of all classes.

The Flight of Petruccia I. I barely escaped with my life, and everything I had was lost. Giannetto, what means this?

Then we travelled by Marseilles, Nice, Genoa, Leghorn, and Corneto, my brother being minded many times during the voyage to cast me into the sea, and this, indeed, he would have done but for his friend, who held him back. After this he went upstairs again and searched every corner of the bedchamber, and looked under the bed, thrusting his sword through the straw mattress and piercing it with holes in every part.

Il Pecorone

One day it chanced that the lady and the waiting- woman were together at the window, when the last-named let forth a deep sigh ; whereupon her mistress asked her what ailed her. I listen to her words of kindly grace, Upon her lips divine the charm I trace ; Then she reveals the radiance of her face, Sweeter than bower with jasmine bloom bedight. Be sure to tell her all this in those soft words which you assuredly know so well how to use.


Every day each of the lovers tells a tale, and either one or the other sings a canzonet.

He does however offer an explanation for the fanatical behavior of the downtrodden man. After li few minutes had passed the master followed upon the track of his pupil, who, all unwit- ting that he was being thus dogged, went up to the door of the lady’s house and knocked thereat. Now, if you are a wise man, you will pecoronee well which may be the best way to compass this task. But for the equipment of the last ship Messer Ansaldo had not money enough, so he had perforce to borrow ten thousand ducats of a certain Jew upon these terms, to wit, that if by the day of San Giovanni in peforone following June he should not have repaid the debt, the Jew aforesaid should be free to cut away, from whatever part of his body he would, a pound of flesh.

A Lesson in Love When Buondelmonte saw that Acciaiuolo was engaged in an argument there- anent, he hurried back to his room, and, having opened the chest, he peorone therefrom the lady’s clothes, and bade her dress herself, and beckoned to the maid to come and accompany her home.

But when he comes to deal with the Church in captivity at Avignon, he gives a freer vein to his satire, and treats the Babylonish prelates and cardinals with a freedom pecorkne from Boccaccio.

Where and how did you meet with her? Thus Bucciolo deemed that the lady was indeed enamoured of him. If the strange passage at the close of Day XXV. Now it happened that, after Messer Giannetto set forth eagerly pecoronw Venice, his wife followed immediately behind him clad in legal garb and taking two servants with her. When the day of departure had come and they were about to sail, Messer Ansaldo said to Giannetto, ‘My son, you are going away, and you see with what bond I am bound.

Here, he says, in speaking of the ” Pecorone,” is a collection of novels ; a few original, a few taken from Boccaccio and the Fabliaux, and the residue made up of borrowings from Villani, Livy, and Apuleius.

When my fair lady had my fault forgiven, I lay the faithful slave of her behest, novel ii.

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