Not without sorrow, thus betray'd to bee.
百家乐0088.ccThese wordes, were of a quite contrary complexion, to those whichthe Lady expected from her, and for effecting the promise made untohir Sonne: howbeit (like a wise and noble Ladie) much she inwardlycommended the maids answers, and said unto her. But tell meGianetta, what if my Lord the King (who is a gallant youthfull Prince,and you so bright a beautie as you are) should take pleasure in yourlove, would ye denie him? Sodainly the Maide returned this answer:Madame, the King perhaps might enforce me, but with my free consent,hee shall never have any thing of me that is not honest. Nor did theLady dislike her Maides courage and resolution, but breaking of allher further conference, intended shortly to put her project in proofe,saying to her son, that when he was fully recovered, he should haveprivate accesse to Gianetta, whom shee doubted not but would betractable enough to him; for she helde it no meane blemish to herhonour, to moove the Maide any more in the matter, but let himcompasse it as he could.
Farre from the yong Gentlemans humour was this answer of his Mother,because he aimed not at any dishonourable end: true, faithfull, andhonest love was the sole scope of his intention, foule and loathsomelust he utterly defied; whereupon he fell into sickenesse againe,rather more violently then before. Which the Lady perceiving, revealedher whole intent to Gianetta, and finding her constancie beyond commoncomparison, acquainted her Lord with all she had done, and bothconsented (though much against their mindes) to let him enjoy her inhonourable marriage: accounting it better, for preservation of theironely sons life, to match him farre inferiour to his degree, then bydenying h desire, to let him pine and dye for her love.百家乐0088.ccAfter great consultation with Kindred and Friends, the match wasagreed upon, to the no little joy of Gianetta, who devoutly returnedinfinite thankes to heaven, for so mercifully respecting herdejected poore estate, after the bitter passage of so many miseries,and never tearming her selfe any otherwise, but the daughter of apoore Piccard. Soone was the yong Gentleman recovered and married,no man alive so well contented as he, and setting downe an absolutedetermination, to lead a loving life with his Gianetta.
Let us now convert our lookes to Wales, to Perotto; being leftethere with the other Lord Marshall, who was the President of thatCountrey. On hee grew in yeeres, choisely respected by his Lord,because hee was most comely of person, and forward to all valiantattempts: so that in Tourneyes, joustes, and other actions of Armes,his like was not to bee found in all the Island, being named onelyPerotto the valiant Piccard, and so was he famed farre and neere. AsGod had not forgotten his Sister, so in mercy he became as mindefullof him; for, a contagious mortalitie hapning in the Country, thegreater part of the people perished thereby, the rest flying thenceinto other partes of the Land, whereby the whole Province becamedispeopled and desolate.