门威 Ferando having lyen entranced three dayes and three nights, felt hisstomacke well prepared to eate, and feeding very heartily, stillsaide; O my good Wife, O my loving Wife, long mayest thou live forthis extraordinary kindnesse. I promise thee (sweete heart) while Iwas alive, I cannot remember, that ever any foode and wine was halfeso pleasing to me. O my deare Wife; O my hony Wife. Canst thou(quoth the Monke) prayse and commend her now, using her sovillainously in thy life time? Then did he whip him more fiercely thenbefore, when Ferando holding up his hands, as craving for mercy,demanded wherefore he was so severely punished? I am so commanded(quoth the Monke) by supreme power, and twice every day must thou bethus disciplinde. Upon what occasion? replyed Ferando. Because(quoth the Monke) thou wast most notoriously jealous of thy Wife, sheebeing the very kindest woman to thee, as all the Countrey containethnot her equall. It is too true, answered Ferando, I was over-muchjealous of her indeede: but had I knowne, that jealousie was such ahatefull sinne against Heaven, I never would have offended therein.
门威Understand worthy Gentlemen, that Guidotto of Cremona, was mycompanion and deare friend, who growing neere to his death, tolde methat when this City was surprized by the Emperour Frederigo, and allthings committed to sacke and spoile; he and certaine of hisconfederates entred into a House, which they found to bee wellfurnished with goods, but utterly forsaken of the dwellers, onely thispoore Mayden excepted, being then aged but two yeeres, orthereabout. As hee mounted up the steps, with intent to depart fromthe House; she called him Father, which word moved him socompassionately, that he went backe againe, brought her away with him,and all things of worth which were in the House: going thenceafterward to Fano, and there deceasing, hee left her and all his goodsto my charge; conditionally, that I should see her married when duetime required, and bestow on her the wealth which he had left her.Now, very true it is, although her yeeres are convenient for marriage,yet I could never finde any one to bestow her on, at least that Ithought fitting for her: howbeit I will listen thereto much morerespectively, before any other such accident shall happen.mac 澳门威尼斯人门威
门威It came to passe, that in the reporting of this discourse, there wasthen a Gentleman in the company, named Guillemino da Medicina, whoat the surprizall of the City, was present with Guidotto of Cremona,and knew well the House which he had ransacked, the owner whereofwas also present with him, wherefore taking him aside, he said to him.Bernardino, hearest thou what Jacomino hath related? Yes very well,replyed Bernardino, and remember withall, that in that dismallbloody combustion, I lost a little Daughter, about the age as Jacominospeaketh. Questionlesse then replyed Guillemino, she must needs be thesame young Mayden, for I was there at the same time, and in the House,whence Guidotto did bring both the Girle and goods, and I do perfectlyremember, that it was thy House. I pray thee call to minde, ifeverthou sawest any scarre or marke about her, which may revive thyformer knowledge of her, for my minde perswades me, that the Maideis thy Daughter.门威mac 澳门威尼斯人门威Bernardino musing awhile with himselfe, remembred, that under herleft eare, she had a scarre, in the forme of a little crosse, whichhappened by the byting of a Wolfe, and but a small while before thespoyle was made. Wherefore, without deferring it to any furthertime, he stept to Jacomino who as yet stayed there) and entreatedhim to fetch the Mayden from his house, because shee might be knowneto some in the company: whereto right willingly he condiscended, andthere presented the Maide before them. So soone as Bernardino beheldher, he began to be much inwardly moved, for the perfect characterof her Mothers countenance, was really figured in her sweete face;onely that her beauty was somewhat more excelling. Yet not herewithsatisfied, he desired Jacomino to bee so pleased, as to lift up alittle the lockes of haire, depending over her left eare. Jacomino didit presently, albeit with a modest blushing in the Maide, andBernardino looking advisedly on it, knew it to be the selfe-samecrosse, which confirmed her constantly to be his Daughter.门威门威Overcome with excesse of joy, which made the teares to trickle downehis cheekes, he proffered to embrace and kisse the Maide: but sherefusing his kindnesse, because (as yet) she knew no reason for it,hee turned himselfe to Jacomino, saying. My deare brother andfriend, this Maide is my Daughter, and my House was the same whichGuidotto spoyled, in the generall havocke of our City, and thence hecarried this childe of mine, forgotten (in the fury) by my Wife herMother. But happy was the houre of his becomming her Father, andcarrying her away with him; for else she had perished in the fire,because the House was instantly burnt downe to the ground. TheMayden hearing his words, observing him also to be a man of yeeres andgravity: she beleeved what he saide, and humbly submitted her selfe tohis kisses and embraces, even as instructed thereto by instinct ofnature. Bernardino instantly sent for his wife, her owne Mother, hisdaughters, sonnes, and kindred, who being acquainted with thisadmirable accident, gave her most gracious and kinde welcome, hereceiving her from Jacomino as his childe, and the legacies whichGuidotto had left her.
门威门威When the Captaine of the City (being a very wise and worthyGentleman) heard these tydings, and knowing that Giovanni, then hisprisoner, was the Son to Bernardino, and naturall Brother to the newlyrecovered Maide: he bethought himselfe, how best he might qualifie thefault committed by him. And entring into the Hall among them,handled the matter so discreetly, that a loving league of peace wasconfirmed betweene Giovanni and Menghino, to whom (with free andfull consent on all sides) the faire Maide, named Agatha, was given inmarriage, with a more honourable enlargement of her dowry, andGrinello, with the rest, delivered out of prison, which for theirtumultuous riot they had justly deserved. Menghino and Agatha hadtheir wedding worthily solemnized, with all due honours belongingthereto; and long time after they had lived in Faenza, highly beloved,and graciously esteemed.门威详情