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The Palace of Pleasure Volume 3   By: (1769-1833)

The Palace of Pleasure Volume 3 by Joseph Haslewood

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Ballantyne Press Ballantyne, Hanson and Co. Edinburgh and London



Elizabethan Versions of Italian and French Novels from Boccaccio, Bandello, Cinthio, Straparola, Queen Margaret of Navarre, and Others

Done Into English


Now Again Edited For The Fourth Time



[Illustration (Publisher's Device): IN NUCE LIBELLUS]

London: Published by David Nutt in the Strand




TOME II. Continued.


Title Page (Edition 1580) 1 Novel XXIII. Duchess of Malfy 3 XXIV. Countess of Celant 44 XXV. Romeo and Juliet 80 XXVI. Ladies of Venice 125 XXVII. Lord of Virle 157 XXVIII. Lady of Bohemia 195 XXIX. Diego and Ginevra 222 XXX. Salimbene and Angelica 288 XXXI. Helena of Florence 329 XXXII. Camiola and Roland 354 XXXIII. Lords of Nocera 363 XXXIV. Sultan Solyman 395 XXXV. King of Morocco 416 Conclusion 431

The [S]econd Tome of the Palace of Plea[s]ure, conteyning store of goodly Hi[s]tories, Tragicall matters, and other Mo rall argument, very re qui[s]ite for delighte and profit.

Cho[s]en and selected out of diuers good and commen dable Authors:

and now once agayn corrected and encrea[s]ed

By William Painter, Clerke of the Ordinance and Armarie.

Imprinted at London, in Fleat [S]trete, by Thomas Mar[s]he.

The Palace of Pleasure.


The infortunate mariage of a Gentleman, called Antonio Bologna, wyth the Duchesse of Malfi, and the pitifull death of them both.

The great Honor and authority men haue in thys World, and the greater their estimation is, the more sensible and notorious are the faultes by theim committed, and the greater is their slaunder. In lyke manner more difficult it is for that man to tolerate and sustayne Fortune, which al the dayes of his life hath lyued at his ease, if by chaunce he fall into any great necessity than for hym whych neuer felt but woe, mishap, and aduersity. Dyonisius the Tyraunt of Scicilia, felt greater payne when hee was expelled his Kyngdome, than Milo did, beinge banished from Rome: for so mutch as the one was a Soueraygne Lorde, the sonne of a Kynge, a Iusticiary on Earth, and the other but a simple Citizen of a Citty, wherein the People had Lawes, and the Lawes of Magistrates were had in reuerence. So lykewyse the fall of a high and lofty Tree, maketh greater noyse, than that whych is low and little. Hygh Towers, and stately Palaces of Prynces bee seene further of, than the poore Cabans, and homely Sheepeheardes Sheepecotes: the Walles of lofty Cittyes more a loofe doe Salute the Viewers of the same, than the simple Caues, which the Poore doe digge belowe the Mountayne Rockes. Wherefore it behooueth the Noble, and sutch as haue charge of Common wealth, to lyue an honest Lyfe, and beare their port vpright, that none haue cause to discourse vppon their wicked deedes and naughty life. And aboue all modesty ought to be kept by Women, whom as their race, Noble birth, aucthority and name, maketh them more famous, euen so their vertue, honesty, chastity, and continencie more prayse worthy... Continue reading book >>

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