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illustrated.1841 Excerpt: ... self before the time; all I know is,
that no power, no consideration, not even your entreaties could
prevail, to make me alter my determination. Hark what noise is
that?--some one comes. Adieu--I will not run the risk of offending
my mother by the discovery that I secretly visited a Ghibelline
house. Adieu." Hastily throwing on her dark cloak, Bianca Donati
glided away, and soon disappeared among the pine-trees which
bounded the palace garden. CHAPTER III. "'Twas in a narrow street,
North of that temple, where the truly great Sleep, not unhonoured,
not unvisited; That temple, sacred to the Holy Cross--There is the
house, that house of the Donati--Towerless, and left long since;
hut to the last Braving all assault. All rugged, all embossed
Below, and still distinguished by the rings Of brass, that held in
war and festival time Their family standards. Rogers. It was late:
the guests had departed from Count Amidei's halls. One by one the
lights were extinguished in Florence, except a lamp which glimmered
in the highest tower of the proud Donati's Palace; and a long
gallery looking upon the inner court of that spacious dwelling was
still illuminated. In this gallery twelve women were seated round a
large table, busily employed in embroidery, and making different
parts of a magnificent dress. "I'll be bound," said one of the
youngest, who was ornamenting a green velvet cap with diamonds and
rubies, and whose sparkling eyes and animated countenance showed
that she had suffered less from toil and the lateness of the hour
than those of some of her companions, "I '11 be bound that our
young Lady Bianca's dress will far outshine that of the grand
Amidei, as much as her dark eyes are more brilliant than" "Yet the
Signora Elvira is a beautiful creature," interrupted a...
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