下载 Ricciardo (replied Messer Lizio) the love I beare thee, and thehonest confidence I do repose in thee, step up (in some measure) toplead thine excuse, especially in the regard of my Daughter, whom Iblame thee not for loving, but for this unlawfull way of presumingto her. Neverthelesse, perceiving how the case now standeth, andconsidering withall, that youth and affection were the ground of thineoffence: to free thee from death, and my selfe from dishonour,before thou departest hence, thou shalt espouse my Daughter Catharina,to make her thy lawfull wife in marriage, and wipe off all scandall tomy House and me. All this while was poore Catharina on her kneeslikewise to her Mother, who (notwithstanding this her boldadventure) made earnest suite to her Husband to remit all, becauseRicciardo right gladly condiscended, as it being the maine issue ofhis hope and desire; to accept his Catharina in marriage, wheretoshe was as willing as he. Messer Lizio presently called for theConfessour of his House, and borrowing one of his Wives Rings,before they went out of the Gallery; Ricciardo and Catharina wereespoused together, to their no little joy and contentment.
官网After I had continued some time among them, and learned a littleof their language; they asked me, of whence, and what I was. Reasongave me so much understanding, to be fearefull of telling them thetrueth, for feare of expulsion from among them, as an enemy to theirLaw and Religion: wherefore I answered (according as necessitie urged)that I was daughter to a Gentleman of Cyprus who sent me to beemarried in Candie; but our fortunes (meaning such as had the charge ofme) fell out quite contrary to our expectation, by losses, shipwracke,and other mischances; adding many matters more beside, onely in regardof feare, and yeelding obediently to observe their customes.bb电子下载官网下载
官网At length, she that was in cheefest preheminence among these Women(whom they termed by the name of their Ladie Abbesse) demaunded ofmee, whether I was willing to abide in that condition of life, or toreturne home againe into, Cyprus. I answerd, that I desired nothingmore. But shee, being very carefull of mine honour, would never reposeconfidence in any that came for Cyprus, till two honest Gentlemen ofFrance who hapned thither about two moneths since, accompanied withtheir wives, one of them being a neere kinswoman to the LadyAbbesse. And she well knowing, that they travelled in pilgrimage toJerusalem, to visite the holy Sepulcher, where (as they beleeve)that he whom they held for their God was buried, after the jewes hadput him to death; recommended me to their loving trust, with especiallcharge, for delivering mee to my Father in Cyprus. What honourablelove and respect I found in the company of those Gentlemen and theirWives, during our voyage backe to Cyprus, the historie would beovertedious in reporting, neither is it much materiall to our purpose,because your demaund is to another end.下载bb电子下载官网官网Sayling on prosperously in our Ship, it was not long before wearrived at Baga, where being landed, and not knowing any person,neither what I should say to the Gentlemen, who onely were carefullfor delivering me to my Father, according as they were charged bythe reverend Abbesse: it was the will of heaven doubtlesse (in pittyand compassion of my passed disasters) that I was no sooner come onshore at Baffa, but I should there haply meet with Antigonus, whom Icalled unto in our Country language because I would not beunderstood by the Gentlemen nor their wives, requesting him toacknowledge me as his daughter. Quickly he apprehended mine intention,accomplishing what requested, and (according to his poore power)most bounteously feasted the Gentlemen and their wives, conductingme to the King of Cyprus, who received me royally, and sent me home toyou with so much honour, as I am no way able to relate. What elseretnaineth to be said, Antigonus who hath oft heard the whole story ofmy misfortunes, at better leysure will report.下载官网Antigonus then turning to the Soldan, saide: My Lord, as shee hathoften told me, and by relation both of the Gentlemen and theirwives, she hath delivered nothing but truth. Onely shee hath forgottensomewhat worth the speaking, as thinking it not fit for her toutter, because indeed it is not so convenient for her. Namely, howmuch the Gentlemen and their wives (with whom she came) commendedthe rare honesty and integrity of life, as also the unspotted vertuewherein shee lived among those chaste religious women, as theyconstantly (both with teares and solemne protestations) avouched tome, when kindly they resigned their charge to me. Of all whichmatters, and many more beside, if I should make discourse to yourExcellencie; this whole day, the night ensuing, and the next daiesfull extendure, are not sufficient to acquaint you withall. Let itsuffice then that I have said so much, as (both by the reports, andmine owne understanding) may give you faithfull assurance, to makeyour Royall vaunt, of having the fairest, most vertuous, and honestLady to your daughter, of any King or Prince whatsoever.
下载官网The Soldane was joyfull beyond all measure, welcomming both himand the rest in most stately manner, oftentimes entreating the Godsvery heartily, that he might live to requite them with equallrecompence, who had so graciously honored his daughter: but aboveall the rest, the King of Cyprus, who sent her home so Majestically.And having bestowne great gifts on Antigonus, within a few dayesafter, hee gave him leave to returne to Cyprus: with thankfull favoursto the King as well by Letters, as also by Ambassadours expresselysent, both from himselfe and his Daughter.下载详情