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Florentine Tales; With Modern Illustrations [By T.Powell and J.H.L. Hunt]. (Paperback) Loot Price: R380
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Florentine Tales; With Modern Illustrations [By T.Powell and J.H.L. Hunt]. (Paperback): Florentine Tales

Florentine Tales; With Modern Illustrations [By T.Powell and J.H.L. Hunt]. (Paperback)

Florentine Tales

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: 269 FIORANTE; OR, THE BRIDAL EVE. In Florence, that sweet gem of Italy, Dwelt a young maiden past description fair; Her figure tall and graceful, and her eye Was bright and azure as the skies are there: In short, her beauty was so wondrous rare, She was a marvel to all passers by! Her name was Fiorante, ?rich and good: The Count Eigondi was her lover; he (So it was rumoured in the neighbourhood) Was on the brink of his felicity. He truly loved her, ?to idolatry, And her fond ear to early marriage woo'd. " Hast thou e'er loved, my Fiorante dear?" " Am I not thine (said she) by every vow?" " Hast thou e'er loved another ? " and a fear Stole on her as she answer'd, ?"Not till now." He pressed his lips upon her blushing brow, And clasped her to his heart more fond and near ! " I made a vow in early youth," he said, "And knit myself by every solemn oath, That I would scorn to wed the fairest maid, Had she been ever bound by lover's troth; And this resolve has strengthened with my growth. Right blest am I that all my fear has fled ! " And then he kissed her fair and gem-wreathed brow, Bidding adieu with many a lingering word. The Lady Fiorante ne'er till now Those accents sweet with so much sadness heard: Those tones, whose music she to all preferred, Fell on her ear like to a broken vow! For though no passion in her heart had dwelt, Yet she had listened to a lover's suit: Long at her feet and lowly had he knelt, Pleading with crafty looks and words astute; Now warmly loud?now eloquently mute, Nor vainly?though no love the maiden felt. And she had promised to become a bride, And yielded up her troth?though not her heart: And now Eegondi just had left her side, She felt 'twas wrong to let him thus d...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Florentine Tales
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 52
ISBN-13: 978-1-4590-7854-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4590-7854-3
Barcode: 9781459078543

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