亚博 Then he sent him with a bottle of more reasonable competencie, whichso soone as Cistio saw: Yea mary my friend, quoth he, now I am surethat thy Master sent thee to me, and he shall have his desire with allmy hart. So, commaunding the Bottle to be filled, he sent it away bythe Servant, and presently following after him, when he came untoMesser Geri, he spake unto him after this maner. Sir, I would not haveyou to imagine, that the huge flaggon (which first came) did any jottedismay mee; but rather I conceyved, that the small Viall whereof youtasted every morning, yet filled many mannerly Glasses together, wasfallen quite out of your remembrance; in plainer tearmes, it beeing noWine for Groomes or Peazants, as your selfe affirmed yesterday. Andbecause I meane to bee a Skinker no longer, by keeping Wine toplease any other pallate but mine owne: I have sent you halfe mystore, and heereafter thinke of mee as you shall please. Messer Geritooke both his guifte and speeches in most thankefull manner,accepting him alwayes after, as his intimate Friend, because he had sograced him before the Ambassadours.
国际亚博国际网页登录网页When Ferandoes senses were recovered againe, and he found himselfeto be in such a darkesome place; not knowing where he was, hebeganne to crie and make a noyse. When presently the Monke ofBologna (according as the Abbot had tutored him) stept into thedungeon, carrying a little waxe candle in the one hand, and a smartingwhip in the other, going to Ferando, he stript off his cloathes, andbegan to lash him very soundly. Ferando roaring and crying, couldsay nothing else, but where am I? The Monke (with a dreadfull voyce)replyed: Thou art in Purgatory. How? saide Ferando; what? Am I dead?Thou art dead (quoth the Monke) and began to lash him lustilyagaine. Poore Ferando, crying out for his Wife and little Sonne,demanded a number of idle questions, whereto the Monke still fittedhim with as fantasticke answers. Within a while after, he set bothfoode and wine before him, which when Ferando saw, he saide; How isthis? Doe dead men eate and drinke? Yes, replyed the Monke, and thisfoode which here thou seest, thy Wife brought hither to the Churchthis morning, to have Masses devoutly sung for thy soule, and as toother, so must it be set before thee, for such is the command of thePatrone of this place.
登录亚博Ferando having lyen entranced three dayes and three nights, felt hisstomacke well prepared to eate, and feeding very heartily, stillsaide; O my good Wife, O my loving Wife, long mayest thou live forthis extraordinary kindnesse. I promise thee (sweete heart) while Iwas alive, I cannot remember, that ever any foode and wine was halfeso pleasing to me. O my deare Wife; O my hony Wife. Canst thou(quoth the Monke) prayse and commend her now, using her sovillainously in thy life time? Then did he whip him more fiercely thenbefore, when Ferando holding up his hands, as craving for mercy,demanded wherefore he was so severely punished? I am so commanded(quoth the Monke) by supreme power, and twice every day must thou bethus disciplinde. Upon what occasion? replyed Ferando. Because(quoth the Monke) thou wast most notoriously jealous of thy Wife, sheebeing the very kindest woman to thee, as all the Countrey containethnot her equall. It is too true, answered Ferando, I was over-muchjealous of her indeede: but had I knowne, that jealousie was such ahatefull sinne against Heaven, I never would have offended therein.亚博国际网页登录国际网页Now (quoth the Monke) thou canst confesse thine owne wilfull follie,but this should have beene thought on before, and whilest thou wastliving in the World. But if the Fates vouchsafe to favour thee somuch, as hereafter to send thee to the World once more; remember thypunishment here in Purgatory, and sinne no more in that foule sinne ofjealousie. I pray you Sir tell me, replyed Ferando, after men aredead, and put into Purgatory, is there any hope of their ever visitingthe World any more? Yes, saide the Monke, if the fury of the Fatesbe once appeased. O that I knew (quoth Ferando) by what meanes theywould be appeased, and let me visite the World on againe: I would bethe best Husband that ever lived, and never more be jealous, neverwrong so good a Wife, nor ever use one unkind word against her. In themeane while, and till their anger may be qualified; when next myWife doth send me food, I pray you worke so much, that some Candlesmay be sent me also, because I live here in uncomfortabledarkenesse; and what should I doe with food, if I have no light.Shee sends Lights enow, answered the Monke, but they are burnt outon the Altar in Masse-time, and thou canst have none other here, butsuch as I must bring my selfe; neither are they allowed, but onely forthe time of thy feeding and correcting.登录
亚博Ferando breathing foorth a vehement sigh, desired to know what hewas, being thus appointed to punish him in Purgatory? I am (quoththe Monke) a dead man, as thou art, borne in Sardignia, where I serveda very jealous Master; and because: I soothed him in his jealousie,I had this pennance imposed on me, to serve thee here in Purgatorywith meate and drinke, and (twice every day) to discipline thy body,untill the Fates have otherwise determined both for thee and me.Why? saide Ferando, are any other persons here, beside you and I? Manythousands, replyed the Monke, whom thou canst neither heare nor see,no more then they are able to doe the like by us. But how farre, saideFerando, is Purgatory distant from our native Countries? About somefifty thousand leagues, answered the Monke; but yet passable in amoment, whensoever the offended Fates are pleased: and many Masses aredally saide for thy soule, at the earnest entreaty of thy Wife, inhope of thy conversion; and becomming a new man, hating to bejealous any more hereafter.国际网页详情