国际 Magnifico, and my friend, surely it is a long time since, when Ifirst noted thine affection toward me to be very great and mostperfect, but now I am much more certain thereof, by thine ownehonest and gentle speeches, which content me as they ought to do.Neverthelesse, if heretofore I have seemed cruell and unkinde to thee,I would not have thee thinke, that my heart was any way guilty of myoutward severity, but did evermore love thee, and held thee deererthen any man living. But yet it became me to do so, as well in feareof others, as for the renowne of mine owne reputation. But now isthe time at hand, to let thee knowe more clearly, whether I doaffect thee or no: as a just guerdon of thy constant lovewhich long thou hast, and still doest beare to me. Wherefore,comfort thy selfe, and dwell on this undoubted hope, because SigniorFrancesco my husband, is to be absent hence for many dayes, beeingchosen Podesta at Millaine, as thou canst not choose but heare, for itis common through the Country.
网址She being thus happily bestowne, he minded to tarry no longer inLondon; but, in his wonted begging manner, travailing thorough theCountry with his sonne Perotto, at length he came into Wales: butnot without much weary paine and travell, being never used before,to journey so far on foot. There dwelt another Lord, in office ofMarshalship to the King of England, whose power extended over thoseparts: a man of very great authority, keeping a most noble andbountifull house, which they termed the President of Wales hisCourt; whereto the Count and his Son oftentimes resorted, as findingthere good releefe and comfort. On a day, one of the Presidentssons, accompanied with divers other Gentlemens children, wereperforming certaine youthfull sports, and pastimes, as running,leaping, and such like, wherein Perotto presumed to make one amongthem, excelling all the rest in such commendable manner, as none ofthem came any thing nere him. Divers times the President had takennotice thereof, and was so well pleased with the Lads behaviour,that he enquired of whence he was? Answere was made, that he was apoore mans Son, that every day came for an almes to his gate.tt国际网址国际
网址The President being desirous to make the boy his, the Count (whosedayly prayers were to the same purpose) frankly gave his Son to theNobleman: albeit naturall and fatherly affection, urged someunwillingnesse to part so with him; yet necessity and discretion,found it best for the benefit of them both. Being thus eased of carefor his Son and Daughter, and they (though in different places) yetunder good and worthy government; the Count would continue no longerin England: but, as best hee could procure the meanes, passed overinto Ireland, and being arrived at a place called Stanford, becameservant to an Earle of that Country, a Gentleman professing Armes,on whom he attended as a serving man, and lived a long while in thatestate very painfully.国际tt国际网址网址His daughter Violenta, clouded under the borrowed name ofGianetta, dwelling with the Lady at London, grew so in yeares, beauty,comelinesse of person, and was so gracefull in the favour of herLord and Lady, yea, of every one in the house beside, that it waswonderfull to behold. Such as but observed her usuall carriage, andwhat modesty shined clearely in her eyes, reputed her well worthy ofhonourable preferment; in regard, the Lady that had received her ofher Father, not knowing of whence, or what shee was; but as himselfehad made report, intended to match her in honourable marriage,according as her vertues worthily deserved. But God, the just rewarderof all good endeavours, knowing her to be noble by birth, and(causelesse) to suffer for the sinnes of another; disposed otherwiseof her: and that so worthy a Virgin might be no mate for a man ofill conditions, no doubt ordained what was to be done, according tohis owne good pleasure.The Noble Lady, with whom poore Gianetta dwelt, had but one onelySonne by her Husband, and he most deerely affected of them both, aswell in regard he was to be their heire, as also for his vertues andcommendable qualities, wherein he excelled many young Gentlemen.Endued he was with heroycall valour, compleate in all perfections ofperson, and his minde every way answerable to his outward behaviour,exceeding Gianetta about sixe yeeres in age. Hee perceiving her tobe a faire and comely Maiden, grew to affect her so entirely, that allthings else he held contemptible, and nothing pleasing in his eyebut shee. Now, in regard her parentage was reputed poore, he kepthis love concealed from his Parents, not daring to desire her inmarriage: for loath he was to loose their favour, by disclosing thevehemency of his afflictions, which proved a greater torment to him,then if it had beene openly knowne.国际网址It came to passe, that love over-awed him in such sort, as he fellinto a violent sicknesse, and store of Physicions were sent for, tosave him from death, if possibly it might be. Their judgementsobserving the course of his sicknesse, yet not reaching to the causeof the disease, made a doubtfull question of his recovery; which wasso displeasing to his parents, that their griefe and sorrow grewbeyond measure. Many earnest entreaties they moved to him, to know theoccasion of his sickenesse, whereto he returned no other answere,but heart-breaking sighes, and incessant teares, which drew him moreand more into weakenesse of body.
国际网址It chanced on a day, a Physicion was brought unto him, being youngin yeeres, but well experienced in his practise: and as hee madetriall of his pulse, Gianetta (who by his Mothers command, attended onhim very diligently) upon some especiall occasion entred into theChamber, which when the young Gentleman perceived, and that sheeneither spake word, nor so much as looked towards him, his heartgrew great in amorous desire, and his pulse did beate beyond thecompasse of ordinary custome; whereof the Physicion made goodobservation, to note how long that fit would continue. No sooner wasGianetta gone forth of the Chamber, but the pulse immediately gaveover beating, which perswaded the Physicion, that some part of thedisease had now discovered it selfe apparantly.国际详情