The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio (Paperback)

The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio By John Payne (Translator), Giovanni Boccaccio Cover Image

The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio (Paperback)

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'Needs must I see if this pear-tree is enchanted and if whoso is thereon seeth marvels.' Thereupon he climbed up into the tree and no sooner was he come to the top than the lady and Pyrrhus fell to solacing themselves together; which when Nicostratus saw, he began to cry out, saying, 'Ah, vile woman that thou art, what is this thou dost? And thou, Pyrrhus, in whom I most trusted?' So saying, he proceeded to descend the tree, whilst the lovers said, 'We are sitting here'; then, seeing him come down, they reseated themselves whereas he had left them. As soon as he was down and saw his wife and Pyrrhus where he had left them, he fell a-railing at them; whereupon quoth Pyrrhus, 'Now, verily, Nicostratus, I acknowledged that, as you said before, I must have seen falsely what while I was in the pear-tree, nor do I know it otherwise than by this, that I see and know yourself to have seen falsely in the like case.
Product Details ISBN: 9781511682848
ISBN-10: 1511682841
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Pages: 606
Language: English