香港 Remember (Pyrrhus) that Fortune presents her selfe but once beforeany one, with cheerefull lookes, and her lappe wide open of richestfavours, where if choice be not quickely made, before she folde it up,not quic and turn her backe; let no complaint afterward be made ofher, if the Fellow that had so faire an offer, proove to be miserable,wretched, and a Begger, only thorow his owne negligence. Beside,what else hath formerly bin saide, there is now no such neede ofloyaltie in servants to their Ladies, as should be among deare Friendsand Kindred: but servants ought rather (as best they may) be such totheir Masters, as they are to them. Doest thou imagine, that if thouhadst a faire Wife, Mother, Daughter, or Sister, pleasing in the eyeof our Nicostratus; he would stand on such nice tearmes of duty orLoyaltie, as now thou doest to his Ladie? Thou wert a verie foole torest so perswaded. Assure thy selfe, that if entreaties and fairemeans might not prevalle, force, and compulsion (whatsoever ensuedthereon) woulde winne the masterie. Let us then use them, and thecommodities unto them belonging, as they would us and ours. Use thebenefit of thy Fortune, and beware of abusing her favour. She yetsmiles on thee; but take heede least she turne her backe, it will thenbe over-late to repent thy folly. And if my Ladie die through thydisdaine, be assured, that thou canst not escape with life, besideopen shame and disgrace for ever.
波胆The Ladies replyed, that they were all ready to walk with herthither: and calling one of their women to attend on them, they seton, without speaking a word to any of the men. And within the distanceof halfe a mile, they arrived at the Valley of Ladies, wherinto theyentred by a strait passage at the one side, from whence there issuedforth a cleare running River. And they found the saide Valley to beeso goodly and pleasant, especially in that season, which was thehottest of all the yeare; as all the world was no where able toyeeld the like. And, as one of the said Ladies (since then) related tomee, there was a plaine in the Valley so directly round, as if ithad beene formed by a compasse, yet rather it resembled theWorkmanship of Nature, then to be made by the hand of man:containing in circuite somewhat more then the quarter of a mile,environed with sixe small hils, of no great height, and on each ofthem stood a little Palace, shaped in the fashion of Castles.香港波胆网站网站
香港The ground-plot descending from those hils or mountaines, grew lesseand lesse by variable degrees, as wee observe at entering into ourTheaters, from the highest part to the lowest, succinctly to narrowthe circle by order. Now, concerning these ground-plottes or littleMeadowes, those which the Sun Southward looked on, were full of Vines,Olive-trees, Almond-trees, Cherry-trees, and Figge-trees, withdivers other Trees beside, so plentifully bearing fruites, as youcould not discerne a hands bredth of losse. The other Mountaines,whereon the Northerne windes blow, were curiously covered with smallThickets or Woods of Oakes, Ashes, and other Trees so greene andstraite, as it was impossible to behold fairer. The goodly plaine itselfe, not having any other entrance, but where the Ladies came in,was planted with Trees of Firre, Cipresse, Laurell, and Pines; sosingularly growing in formall order, as if some artificiall or cunninghand had planted them, the Sun hardly piercing through their branches,from the top to the bottome, even at his highest, or any part of hiscourse.波胆香港波胆网站网站All the whole field was richly spred with grasse, and such varietyof delicate Flowers, as Nature yeilded out of her plenteousStore-house. But that which gave no lesse delight then any of therest, was a smal running Brooke, descending from one of the Vallies,that divided two of the little hils, and fell through a Veine of theintire Rocke it selfe, that the fall and murmure thereof was mostdelightfull to heare, seeming all the way in the descent, likeQuickesilver, weaving it selfe into artificiall workes, and arrivingin the plaine beneath, it was there receyved into a small Channell,swiftly running through the midst of the plaine, to a place where itstayed, and shaped it selfe into a Lake or Pond, such as ourCitizens have in their Orchards or Gardens, when they please to makeuse of such a commodity.香港波胆This Pond was no deeper, then to reach the breast of a man, andhaving no mud or soyle in it, the bottome thereof shewed like smallbeaten gravell, with prety pibble stones intermixed, which some thathad nothing else to do, would sit downe and count them as they lay, asvery easily they might. And not onely was the bottome thusapparantly seene, but also such plenty of Fishes swimming every way,as the mind was never to be wearied in looking on them. Nor was thiswater bounded in with any bankes, but onely the sides of the plainMedow, which made it appeare the more sightly, as it arose in swellingplenty. And alwayes as it superabounded in his course, least it shouldoverflow disorderly: it fell into another Channell, which conveying italong the lower Valley, ran forth to water other needfull places.
网站香港When the Ladies were arrived in this goodly valley, and upon advisedviewing it, had sufficiently commended it: in regard the heat of thedry was great, the place tempting, and the Pond free from sight ofany, they resolved there to bathe themselves. Wherefore they sentthe waiting Gentlewoman to have a diligent eye on t way where theyentered, least any one should chance to steale upon them. All seven ofthem being stript naked, into the water they went, which hid theirdelicate white bodies, like as a cleare Glasse concealeth a DamaskRose within it. So they being in the Pond, and the water nothingtroubled by their being there, they found much prety pastime together,running after the Fishes, to catch them with their hands, but theywere overquicke and cunning for them. After they had delightedthemselves there to their owne contentment, and were cloathed withtheir garments, as before: thinking it fit time for their returningbacke againe, least their over-long stay might give offence, theydeparted thence in an easie pace, dooing nothing else all the way asthey went, but extolling the Valley of Ladies beyond all comparison.波胆详情