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1.【址:a g 9 559⒐ v i p】1 Our over-joyed Scholler, applauding his happy Starres, forfurthering him with faire a way to his revenge; immagining that it wasalready halfe executed, made the Image in due forme, and wrote anold Fable, insted of a Charme; both which he sent to the Lady, sosoone as he thought the time to be fitting: and this admonitionwithall, that the Moone being entering into the full, without anylonger delay, she might venter on the businesse the next nightfollowing; and remaine assured to repossesse her friend. Afterward forthe better pleasing of himselfe, he went secretly attended, onely byhis servant, to the house of a trusty frend of his, who dweltsomwhat neere to the Turret, there to expect the issue of thisLady-like enterprize. And Madam Helena accompanied with none butAncilla walked on to her dairy Farme, where the night ensuing,pretending to take her rest sooner then formerly she used to doe,she commanded Ancilla to bed, referring her selfe to her best liking.
2. DREAMES DO NOT ALWAYES FALL OUT TO BE LEASINGS
3. Mistresse shallow-braine, being swolne big with this wind, like anempty bladder; conceived no small pride in hearing these words,constantly crediting them to be true, and therefore thus answered. DidI not tel you Father Albert, that my beauty was celestiall? But Isweare by my beauty, notwithstanding your idle passed arrogancy, Iam heartily sorry for your so severe correction; which that it mayno more be inflicted on you, I do freely pardon you; yet with thisproviso, that you tell me what the God else saide unto you; wheretoFryar Albert thus replyed. Madam, seeing you have so graciouslyvouchsafed to pardon me, I will thankfully tell you all: but youmust be very carefull and respective, that whatsoever I shallreveale unto you, must so closely be concealed, as no livingcreature in the World may know it; for you are the onely happy Ladynow living, and that happinesse relleth on your silence andsecrecie: with solemne vowes and protestations she sealed up hermany promises, and then the Fryar thus proceeded.
4. The three Brethren at Florence, bounding within no limites theirdisordered spending; borrowed dayly more and more. And after somefew yeares, the creditors seeing no effect of their hopes to come fromthem, all credit being lost with them, and no repayment of promiseddues, they were imprisoned, their Landes and all they had, notsuffising to pay the moitie of Debts, but their bodies remained inprison for the rest, theyr Wives and young children being sent thence,some to one village, some to another, so that nothing now was to beexpected, but poverty and misery of life for ever. As for honestAlessandro, who had awaited long time for peace in England, perceyvingthere was no likelyhoode of it; and considering also, that (beside histarrying there in vaine to recover his dues) he was in danger of hislife; without any further deferring, he set away for Italy. It came topasse, that as he yssued foorth of Bruges, hee saw a young Abbotalso journeying thence, being cloathed in white, accompanied withdivers Monkes, and a great traine before, conducting the needfullCarriage. Two auncient Knights, kinsmen to the King, followed after;with whom Alessandro acquainted himselfe, as having formerly knownthem, and was kindely accepted into their company. Alessandro ridingalong with them, courteously requested to know, what those Monkswere that rode before, and such a traine attending on them? Wheretoone of the Knights thus answered.
5. Dioneus having ended this his Tale, for which the Ladies returnedhim no thankes, but rather angerly frowned on him: the Queene, knowingthat her government was now concluded, arose, and taking off herCrowne of Lawrell, placed it graciously on the head of Madame Eliza,saying. Now Madame, it is your turne to commaund. Eliza havingreceived the honour, did (in all respects) as others formerly haddone, and after shee had enstructed the Master of the Houshold,concerning his charge during the time of her Regiment, forcontentation of all the company; thus shee spake.
6. Now day drew on, and the Cockes began to crow, a dreadfull hearingto walking spirits, when Tingoccio said to Meucio. Farewell myfriendly companion, for I may tarry no longer with thee, and instantlyhee vanished away. Meucio having heard this confession of hisfriend, and verily beleeving it for a truth, that no punishment was tobe inflicted in the future world, for offences of frailty in thislife, and chiefly with Gossips: began to condemne his owne folly,having bin a Gossip to many wives, yet modesty restrained him fromsuch familiar offending. And therefore being sorry for this grosseignorance, hee made a vowe to be wiser hereafter. And if Fryar Reynardhad been acquainted with this kind of shrift (as doubtlesse he was,though his Gossip Agnesia knew it not) he needed no suchSyllogismes, as he put in practise, when he converted her to hislustfull knavery, in the comparison of kinred by him moved, concerningher husband, the childe and himselfe. But, these are the best fruitsof such Fryerly Confessions, to compasse the issue of their inordinateappetites; yet clouded with the cloake of Religion, which hath beenethe overthrow of too many.
1. After supper, their conference lasted very long, purposely dilatedout in length, that a great part of the night might therein be wasted:when, leaving Andrea to his Chamber, and a Lad to attend, that heshould lacke nothing; she with her women went to their lodgings, andthus our Brother and supposed Sister were parted. The season thenbeing somewhat hot and soultry, Andrea put off his hose and doublet,and being in his shirt alone, layed them underneath the beds boulster,as seeming carefull of his money. But finding a provocation to thehouse of Office, he demanded of the Lad, where hee might find it;who shewed him a little doore in a corner of the Chamber, appointinghim to enter there. Safely enough he went in, but chanced to treadupon a board, which was fastened at neither, ende to the joyntswhereon it lay, being a pit-fall made of purpose, to entrap any suchcoxcombe, as would be trained to so base a place of lodging, so thatboth he and the board fell downe together into the draught; yet suchbeing his good fortune, to receive no harme in the fall (although itwas of extraordinary height) onely the filth of the place, (it beingover full) had fowly myred him.
2. In Messina there dwelt three young men, Brethren, and Merchants bytheir common profession, who becomming very rich by the death of theirFather, lived in very good fame and repute. Their Father was of SanGemignano, and they had a Sister named Isabella, young, beautifull,and well conditioned; who upon some occasion, as yet remainedunmarried. A proper youth, being a Gentleman borne in Pisa, andnamed Lorenzo, as a trusty factor or servant, had the managing ofthe brethrens businesse and affaires. This Lorenzo being of comelypersonage, affable, and excellent in his behaviour, grew so graciousin the eyes of Isabella, that she affoorded him many very respectivelookes, yea, kindnesses of no common quality. Which Lorenzo takingnotice of, and observing by degrees from time to time, gave over allother beauties in the City, which might allure any affection from him,and onely fixed his heart on her, so that their love grew to a mutuallembracing, both equally respecting one another, and entertainingkindnesses, as occasion gave leave.
3. Often she would come to Rustico and say: "Father, I came hither toserve God, not to stand idle. Let us go put the Devil in Hell." Andonce, when it had been done, she asked: "Rustico, why does he wantto get out of Hell? If only he would stay there as willingly as Helltakes him in and holds him, he would never want to come out at all."By thus constantly egging him on and exhorting him to God's servicethe girl so preyed upon Rustico that he shivered with cold whenanother man would have sweated. He had perforce to tell her that itwas not just to punish the Devil by putting him in Hell save when hehad lifted his head in pride; and that by God's mercy they had sochastened him that he only implored Heaven to be left in peace. Thusfor a time he silenced her.
4. WITHALL, THAT NEITHER FEARE, DANGERS, NOR DEATH IT SELFE,
5. After some other questions, how this intention of theirs might beesafely brought to full effect: the sprightly Nun that had wit at will,thus answered. You see Sister (quoth she) it is now the houre ofmidday, when all the rest of our sisterhood are quiet in theirChambers, because we are then allowed to sleep, for our earlier risingto morning Mattins. Here are none in the Garden now but our selves,and while I awake him, bee you the watch, and afterward follow meein my fortune, for I will valiantly leade you the way. Massettoimmitating a Dogges sleepe, heard all this conspiracie intendedagainst him, and longed as earnestly till shee came to awake him.Which being done, he seeming very simple and sottish, and she chearinghim with flattering behaviour: into the close Arbour they went,which the Sunnes bright eye could not pierce into, and there I leaveit to the Nunnes owne approbation, whether Massetto was a manrationall, or no. Ill deeds require longer time to contrive, then act;and both the Nuns having bene with Massetto at this new forme ofconfession, were enjoyned (by him) such an easie and silent penance,as brought them the oftner to shrift, and made him to proove a veryperfect Confessour.
6. Madam, I have often heard it said, that one Cocke may doe service toten several Hennes, but ten men can very hardly even with all theirbest endeavour, give full satisfaction every way to one woman; and yetI am tied to content nine, which is farre beyond the compasse of mypower to do. Already have I performed so much Garden and Chamber-work,that I confesse my selfe starke tired, and can travaile no further,and therefore let me entreate you to lycense my departure hence, orfinde some meanes for my better ease. The Abbesse bearing himspeake, who had so long ben there stricken into admiration, andaccounting it almost a miracle, said. How commeth this to passe? Iverily beleeved thee to be dumbe. Madam (quoth Massetto) so I wasindeed, but not by Nature; onely I had a long lingering sickneswhich bereft me of speech, and which I have not onely recovered againethis night, but shal ever remaine thankfull to you for it.
1. Blest were those happy dayes:
2. PERSONS, AS ON THEM THAT ARE RICH AND NOBLE
3. The Woman immediately made answer, it was not true, that she wasin love with any Fryar. How? quoth Geloso, didst not thou confesseso much to the Ghostly Father, the other day when thou wast at shrift?No Sir, sayde she, but if I did, I am sure he would not disclose it toyou, except hee suffered you to bee there present, which is an Articlebeyonde his dutie. But if it were so, then I confesse freely, that Idid say so unto him. Make an end then quickely Wife (quoth Geloso) andtell mee who the Friar is. The Woman fell into a hearty laughter,saying. It liketh me singularly well, when a wise man will sufferhimselfe to be ledde by a simple Woman, even as a Sheepe is to theslaughter, and by the hornes. If once thou wast wise, that wisedomebecame utterly lost, when thou felst into that divellish frensie ofjealousie, without knowing anie reason for it: for, by thisbeastlike and no manly humor, thou hast eclipsed no meane part of myglory, and womanly reputation.
4. And death (as yet) being deafe to all his earnest imprecations,delayed him on in lingering afflictions: and continuing still insuch an extreame condition, he was advised by some of his bestfriends, utterly to abstaine from this fond pursuit, because his hopeswere meerely in vaine, and Madam Catulla prized nothing moreprecious to her in the World, then unstayned loyaltie to herHusband: and yet shee lived in such extreame jealousie of him, asfearing least some bird flying in the ayre should snatch him from her.
5. Whereto Egano thus replyed. Now trust me thou hast said very well:And me wi drawing hence the argument of his setled perswasion; that hehad the chastest Woman living to his wife, and so just a Servant, ascould not be fellowed: there never was any further discoverie ofthis Garden-night accident. Perhaps, Madame Beatrix and Anichino mightsubtilly smile thereat in secret, in regard that they knew more thenany other else beside did. But, as for honest meaning Egano, hee neverhad so much as the verie least mistrust of ill dealing, either inhis Lady, or Anichino; whom hee loved and esteemed farre morerespectively uppon this proofe of his honestie towards him, then heewould or could possibly have done, without a triall so playne andpregnant.
6. Now, to proceede where we left, Friar Onyon having left thisserviceable youth at his lodging, to see that no bodie should meddlewith his commodities, especially his Wallet, because of the sacredthings therein contained: Guccio Imbrata, who as earnestly affected tobe in the Kitchin, as Birds to hop from branch to branch,especially, when anie of the Chamber-maides were there, espyed oneof the Hostesses Female attendants, a grosse fat Trugge, low ofstature, ill faced, and worse formed, with a paire of brests liketwo bumbards, smelling loathsomely of grease and sweate; downe sheedescended into the Kitchin, like a Kite upon a peece of Carion. ThisBoy, or Knave, chuse whither you will style him, having carelesly leftFryar Onyons Chamber doore open, and all the holy things so much to beneglected, although it was then the moneth of August, when heate is inthe highest predominance, yet hee would needs sit downe by the fire,and began to conferre with this amiable creature, who was called bythe name of Nuta.
1. But well fare a good courage, where performance faileth, hee couldliberally commend his passed joviall daies, and make a promise of asfaire felicities yet to come; because his youth would renew it selfelike to the Eagle, and his vigour in as full force as before. Butbeside all these ydle allegations, would needs instruct his wife in anAlmanacke or Kalender, which he had (formerly) bought at Ravenna,and wherein he plainely shewed her, that there was not one day inthe yeere, but it was dedicated to some Saint or other. In reverenceof whom, and for their sakes, he approved by divers arguments andreasons, that a man and his wife ought to abstaine from beddingtogether. Adding withall, that those Saints dayes had their Fastsand Feasts, beside the foure seasons of the yeer, the vigils of theApostles, and a thousand other holy dayes, with Fridayes,Saterdayes, and Sundayes, in honor of our Lords rest, and al theholy time of Lent; as also certain observations of the Moone, andinfinit other exceptions beside; thinking perhaps, that it was asconvenient for men to refraine from their wives conversation, as hedid often time from sitting in the Court. These were his daylydocuments to his young wife, wherewith (poore soule) she became sotyred, as nothing could be more irksom to her, and very careful hewas, lest any other should teach her what belonged to working daies,because he would have her know none but holy daies. It came topasse, that the season waxing extremely hot, Signior Ricciardo wouldgo to recreate himselfe at his house in the country, neere to theblacke Mountaine, where for his faire wives more contentment, hecontinued divers daies together. And for her further recreation, hegave order to have a day of fishing, he going aboord a small Pinnaceamong the Fishers, and she in another, consorted with divers otherGentlewomen, in whose company she was very well pleased. Delightmade them launch further into the Sea, then either the Judge waswilling they should have done, or agreed with their owne safety. Forsodainly a Galliot came upon them, wherein was one Pagamino a famousPyrate, who espying the two Pinnaces, made presently to them, andseized on that wherein the women were. When he beheld there so faire ayoung Woman, he coveted after no other purchase; but mounting her intohis Galliot, in the sight of Signior Ricciardo, who by this time wasfearefully landed, he carried her away with him. When Signior Judgehad seene this theft (he being so jealous of his wife, as scarselyhe would let the ayre breathe on her) it were needlesse to knowwhether he was offended, or no. He made complaint at Pisa, and inother places beside, what injurie he had sustained by those Pyrates,in carrying away his wife from him: but all in vaine, he neither (asyet) knew the man, nor what was become of him. Pagamino perceivingwhat a beautifull woman shee was, made the more precious esteeme ofhis purchase, and being himselfe a Batchelor, intended to keepe her ashis owne, comforting her with kinde and pleasing speeches, not usingany ill demeanor to her, because she wept and lamented greevously. Butwhen night came, her husbands Kalender falling from her girdle, andall the fasts and feasts quite out of her remembrance, she receivedsuch curtesies from Pagamino, that before they could arrive at Monaco,the Judge and his Law cases were almost out of memory; such was hisaffable behaviour to her, and she began to converse with him in morefriendly manner, and he entreated her as honourably, as if she had binhis espoused wife.
2. This tale was so merrily entertained among the whole company, thateach one smiling upon another, with one consent commended Dioneus,maintaining that he spake nothing but the truth, and condemningBernardo for his cruelty. Upon a generall silence commanded, the Queenperceiving that the time was now very farre spent, and every one haddelivered their severall Novels, which likewise gave a period to herRoyalty: she gave the Crowne to Madam Neiphila, pleasantly speaking toher in this order. Heereafter, the government of these few people iscommitted to your trust and care, for with the day concludeth mydominion. Madam Neiphila, blushing; at the honor done unto her, hercheekes appeared of a vermill