手机 Let me tell you moreover, woorthy Woman, that see me reverenced hereas Lord Abbot, yet am I but as other men are, and in regard I amneither aged, nor mishapen, me thinkes the motion I have made,should be the lesse offensive to you, and therefore the soonergranted. For, all the while as Ferando remaineth in Purgatory, doe youbut imagine him to be present with you, and your perswasion will themore absolutely be confirmed. No man can, or shall be privy to ourclose meetings, for I carry the same holy opinion among all men, asyou your selfe conceived of me, and none dare be so saucie, as to callin question whatsoever I doe or say, because my words are Oracles, andmine actions more than halfe miracles; doe you not then refuse sogracious an offer. Enow there are, who would gladly enjoy that,which is francke and freely presented to you, and which (if you be awise Woman) is meerely impossible for you to refuse. Richly am Ipossessed of Gold and Jewels, which shall be all yours, if youplease in favour to be mine, wherein I will not be gaine-saide, exceptyour selfe do deny me.
注册Constance hearing that she spake the Latine language so well;desired to know what she was. Whereto the old woman thus answered:Gentlewoman (quoth she) I am of Trapanum, named Carapresa, and am aservant in this Countrey to certaine Christian Fishermen. The youngMaiden (albeit she was very full of sorrow) hearing her name to beCarapresa, conceived it as a good augury to her selfe, and that shehad heard the name before, although she knew not what occasionshould move her thus to do. Now began her hopes to quicken againe, andyet she could not relie upon what ground; nor was she so desirous ofdeath as before, but made more precious estimation of her life, andwithout any further declaration of her selfe or Countrey, sheentreated the good woman (even for charities sake) to take pitty onher youth, and helpe her with such good advice, to prevent allinjuries which might happen to her, in such a solitary wofullcondition.tt手机注册网站网站
手机Carapresa having heard her request, like a good woman as she was,left Constance in her poore Cottage, and went hastily to leave hernets in safety: which being done, she returned backe againe, andcovering Constance with her Mantle, led her on to Susa with her, wherebeing arrived, the good woman began in this manner. Constance, Iwill bring thee to the house of a very worthy Sarazin Lady, to whomI have done many honest services, according as she pleased tocommand me. She is an ancient woman, full of charity, and to her Iwill commend thee as best I may, for I am well assured, that shewill gladly entertaine thee, and use thee as if thou wert her owndaughter. Now, let it be thy part, during thy time of remaining withher, to employ thy utmost diligence in pleasing her, by deservingand gaining her grace, till heaven shall blesse thee with betterfortune: and as she promised, so she performed.注册tt手机注册网站网站The Sarazine Lady, being well stept into yeares, upon thecommendable speeches delivered by Carapresa, did the more seriouslyfasten her eye on Constance, and compassion provoking her to teares,she tooke her by the hand, and (in loving manner) kissed herfore-head. So she led her further into her house, where dwelt diversother women (but not one man) all exercising themselves in severalllabours, as working in all sorts of silke, with Imbroideries of Goldand Silver, and sundry other excellent Arts beside, which in shorttime were very familiar to Constance, and so pleasing grew herbehaviour to the old Lady, and all the rest beside; that they lovedand delighted in her wonderfully, and (by little and little) sheattained to the speaking of their language, although it were veryharsh and difficult.手机注册Constance continuing thus in the old Ladies service at Susa, andthought to be dead or lost in her owne Fathers house; it fortuned,that one reigning then as King of Thunis, who named himselfeMariabdela: there was a young Lord of great birth, and very powerfull,who lived as then in Granada, and pleaded that the Kingdome ofThunis belonged to him. In which respect, he mustred together a mightyArmy, and came to assault the King, as hoping to expell him. Thesenewes comming to the eare of Martuccio Gomito, who spake the BarbarianLanguage perfectly; and hearing it reported, that the King of Thunismade no meane preparation for his owne defence: he conferred withone of his keepers, who had the custody of him, and the rest takenwith him, saying: If (quoth he) I could have meanes to speake with theKing, and he were pleased to allow of my counsell, I can enstructhim in such a course, as shall assure him to win the honor of thefield. The Guard reported these speeches to his Master, whopresently acquainted the King therewith, and Martuccio being sent for;he was commanded to speake his minde: Whereupon he began in thismanner.
网站手机My gracious Lord, during the time that I have frequented yourcountrey, I have heedfully observed, that the Militarie Disciplineused in your fights and battailes, dependeth more upon your Archers,then any other men imployed in your war And therefore, if it couldbe so ordered, that this kinde of Artillery may faile in yourenemies Campe, and yours be sufficiently furnished therewith, youneede make no doubt of winning the battaile: whereto the King thusreplyed. Doubtlesse, if such an act were possible to be done, it wouldgive great hope of successefull prevalling. Sir, said Martuccio, ifyou please it may be done, and I can quickly resolve you how. Letthe strings of your Archers Bowes be made more soft and gentle, thenthose which heretofore they have formerly used; and next, let thenockes of the Arrowes be so provided, as not to receive any other,then those pliant gentle strings. But this must be done so secretly,that your enemies may have no knowledge thereof, least they shouldprovide themselves in the same manner. Now the reason (GraciousLord) why thus I counsell you, is to this end. When the Archers on theEnemies side have shot their Arrowes at your men, and yours in thelike maner at them: it followeth, that (upon meere constraint) theymust gather up your Arrowes, to shoote them backe againe at you, forso long while as the battell endureth, as no doubt but your men wil dothe like to them. But your enemies finde themselves much deceived,because they can make no use of your peoples Arrowes, in regard thatthe nockes are too narrow to receive their boystrous strings. Whichwill fall out contrary with your followers, for the pliant stringsbelonging to your Bowes, are as apt for their enemies great nocktArrowes, as their owne, and so they shall have free use of both,reserving them in plentifull store, when your adversaries must standunfurnished of any, but them that they cannot any way use.注册While shee did live, then none of these were scanting,详情