迎宾 This Lady, had all the most absolute perfections, both of favour andfeature, as could be wished in any woman, young, queintly disposed,and of admirable understanding, more (perhappes) then was requisite inso weake a body. Continuing thus in Court with the King her Father,who loved her beyond all his future hopes; like a Lady of great andglorious magnificence, she lived in all delights and pleasure. Shewell perceiving, that her Father thus exceeding in his affection toher, had no minde at all of re-marrying her, and holding it mostimmodest in her, to solicite him with any such suite: concluded in hermindes private consultations, to make choise of some one especiallfriend or favourite (if Fortune would prove so furtherous to her) whomshe might acquaint secretly, with her sober, honest, and familiarpurposes. Her Fathers Court being much frequented, with plentifullaccesse of brave Gentlemen, and others of inferiour quality, ascommonly the Courts ofKings and Princes are, whose carriage and demeanor she veryheedfully observed. There was a young Gentleman among all the rest,a servant to her Father, and named Cuiscardo, a man not derived fromany great descent by blood, yet much more Noble by vertue andcommandable behaviour, then appeared in any of the other, none pleasedher opinion, like as he did; so that by often noting his parts andperfections, her affections being but a glowing sparke at first,grew like a Bavin to take Rame, yet kept so closely as possibly shecould; as Ladies are warie enough in their love.
线注册迎宾在线注册迎宾Nor grew this familiarity (as yet) any way distasted, till bytheir daily conversing together, and enterchange of infinite prettyspeeches, Jeronimo felt a strange alteration in his soule, with suchenforcing and powerfull afflictions; as he was never well but in hercompany, nor she enjoyed any rest if Jeronimo were absent. At thelength, this being noted by his Mother, she began to rebuke him, yeamany times gave him both threatnings and blowes, which proving to nopurpose, not hindering his accesse to her; she complained to hisTutors, and like one that in regard of her riches, thought to plant anOrange upon a blacke thorne, spake as followeth.
线注册迎宾This Sonne of mine Jeronimo, being as yet but foureteene years ofage, is so deeply enamoured of a yong Girle, named Silvestra, daughterunto a poore Tailor, our neere dwelling neighbour: that if we do notsend him out of her company, one day (perhaps) he may make her hiswife, and yet without any knowledge of ours, which questionlesse wouldbe my death. Otherwise, he may pine and consume himselfe away, if hesee us procure her marriage to some other. Wherefore, hold it good,that to avoid so great an inconvenience, we should send Jeronimosome far distance hence, to remaine where some of our Factors areemployed: because, when he shall be out of her sight, and theiroften meetings utterly disappointed; his affection to her will thesooner cease, by frustrating his hope for ever enjoying her, and so weshall have the better meanes, to match him with one of greaterquality. The Tutors did like well of her advice, not doubting but itwould take answerable effect: and therefore, calling Jeronimo into aprivate Parlor, one of them began in this manner.迎宾在线注册线注册迎宾Jeronimo, you are now growne to an indifferent stature, and (almost)able to take government of your selfe. It cannot then seeme any wayinconvenient, to acquaint you with your deceased Fathers affaires, andby what good courses he came to such wealth. You are his onely sonneand heire, to whom he hath bequeathed his rich possessions (yourMothers moity evermore remembred) and travaile would now seeme fittingfor you, as well to gaine experience in Trafficke and Merchandize,as also to let you see the worlds occurrences. Your Mother therefore(and we have thought it expedient) that you should journey fromhence to Paris, there to continue for some such fitting time, as maygrant you full and free opportunity, to survey what stocke of wealthis there employed for you, and to make you understand, how yourFactors are furtherous to your affaires. Beside, this is the way tomake you a man of more solid apprehension, and perfect instructionin civill courses of life; rather then by continuing here to seenone but Lords, Barons, and Gentlemen, whereof we have too great anumber. When you are sufficiently qualified there, and have learnedwhat belongeth to a worthy Marchant, such as was Leonardo Sighieroyour famous Father; you may returne home againe at your owne pleasure.线注册
迎宾The youth gave them attentive hearing, and (in few words) returnedthem answer: That he would not give way to any such travaile,because he knew how to dispose of himselfe in Florence, as well asin any other place he should be sent too. Which when his Tutors heard,they reproved him with many severe speeches: and seeing they could winno other answer from him, they made returne thereof to his Mother. Shestorming extreamly thereat, yet not so much for denying the journey toParis, as in regard of his violent affection to the Maide; gave himvery bitter and harsh language. All which availing nothing, shebegan to speake in a more milde and gentle straine, entreating himwith flattering and affable words, to be governed in this case byhis Tutors good advice. And so farre (in the end) she prevailed withhim, that he yeelded to live at Paris for the space of a yeare, butfurther time he would not grant, and so all was ended.线注册迎宾详情