发国Recovering the further side of the River, he espied a light, and thedoore of an house open, wherein dwelt a poore man, whom he earnestlyintreated, to save both his life and reputation, telling him many liesand tales by what meanes he was thus disguised, and throwne bynight-walking Villaines into the water. The poore man, being movedto compassionate his distressed estate, laid him in his owne bed,ministring such other comforts to him, as the time and his poverty didpermit; and day drawing on, he went about his businesse, advisinghim to take his rest, and it should not be long till he returned.So, locking the doore, and leaving the counterfet God in bed, awaygoes the poore man to his daily labor. The Brethren to Lisetta,perceiving God Cupid to be fied and gone, and she in melanchollysadnesse sitting by them: they tooke up the Reliques he had leftbehind him, I meane the Friars hood and Cowle, which shewing totheir sister, and sharpely reproving her unwomanly behaviour: theyleft her in no meane discomfort, returning home to their ownehouses, with their conquered spolle of the forlorne Friar.一路发国际发国
发国During the times of these occurrences, broad day speeding on, andthe poore man returning homeward by the Rialto, to visit his guestso left in bed: he beheld divers crouds of people, and a generallrumor noysed among them, that God Cupid had bene that night with MadamLisetta, where being over-closely pursued by her Brethren, for feareof being surprized, he leapt out of her window into the gulfe, andno one could tell what was become of him. Heereupon, the poore manbegan to imagine, that the guest entertained by him in the night time,must needs be the same suppose God Cupid, as by his wings and otherembellishments appeared: wherefore being come home, and sittingdowne on the beds side by him, after some few speeches passingbetweene them, he knew him to be Friar Albert, who promised to givehim fifty ducates, if he would not betray him to Lisettaes Brethren.Upon the acceptation of this offer, the money being sent for, andpaied downe; there wanted nothing now, but some apt and convenientmeanes, whereby Albert might safely be conveyed into the Monastery,which being wholly referred to the poore mans care and trust, thushe spake. Sir, I see no likely-hood of your cleare escaping home,except in this manner as I advise you. We observe this day as amerry Festivall, and it is lawfull for any one, to disguise a man inthe skin of a Beare, or in the shape of a savage man, or any otherforme of better advice. Which being so done, he is brought upon S.Markes market place, where being hunted a while with dogs, upon thehuntings conclusion, the Feast is ended; and then each man leadeshis monster whether him pleaseth. If you can accept any of theseshapes, before you be seene heere in my poore abiding, then can Isafely (afterward) bring you where you would be. Otherwise, I see nopossible meanes, how you may escape hence unknown; for it is withoutall question to the contrary, that the Gentlewomans brethren,knowing your concealment in some one place or other, wil set suchspies and watches for you throughout the City, as you must needs betaken by them.发国一路发国际发国Now, although it seemed a most severe imposition, for Albert topasse in any of these disguises: yet his exceeding feare ofLisettaes brethren and friends, made him gladly yeelde, and to undergowhat shape the poore man pleased, which thus he ordered. Annointinghis naked body with Hony, he then covered it over with downy smallFeathers, and fastening a chaine about his necke, and a strange uglyvizard on his face, he gave him a great staffe in the one hand, andtwo huge Mastive dogs chained together in the other, which he hadborrowed in the Butchery. Afterward, he sent a man to the Rialto,who there proclaimed by the sound of Trumpet: That all such as desiredto see God Cupid, which the last nights had descended downe from theskies, and fell (by ill hap) into the Venetian gulfe, let them repaireto the publike Market place of S. Marke, and there he would appeare inhis owne likenesse.发国发国This being done, soone after he left his house, and leading him thusdisguised along by the chaine, he was followed by great crowds ofpeople, every one questioning of whence, and what he was. In whichmanner, he brought him, to the Market place, where an infinitenumber of people were gathered together, as well of the followers,as of them that before heard the proclamation. There he made choice ofa pillar, which stood in a place somewhat highly exalted, wherto hechained his savage man, making shew, as if be meant to awaite there,till the hunting should begin: in which time, the Flies, Waspes, andHornets, did so terribly sting his naked body, being annointed withHony, that he endured therby unspeakable anguish. When the poore mansaw, that there needed no more concourse of people; pretending, asif he purposed to let loose his Salvage man; he tooke the maske orvizard from Alberts face, and then he spake aloud in this manner.Gentlemen and others, seeing the wilde Boare commeth not to ourhunting, because I imagine that he cannot easily be found: I meane (tothe end you may not lose your labour in comming hither) to shew youthe great God of Love called Cupid, who Poets feigned long since to bea little boy, but now growne to manly stature. You see in what manerhe hath left his high dwelling onely for the comfort of our Venetianbeauties: but belike, the night-fogs overflagging his wings, he fellinto our gulfe, and comes now to present his service to you. No soonerhad he taken off his vizard, but every one knew him to be FryarAlbert; and sodainely arose such shoutes outcries, with most bitterwords breathed forth against him, hurling also stones, durt andfilth in his face, that his best acquaintance then could take noknowledge of him, and not any one pittying his abusing. So longcontinued the offended people in their fury, that the newes therof wascarried to the Convent, and six of his Religious Brethren came, whocasting an habite about him, and releasing him from his chaine, theyled him to the Monastery, not without much mollestation and trouble ofthe people; where imprisoning him in their house, severity of someinflicted punishment, or rather conceite for his open shame,shortned his dayes, and so he dyed. Thus you see (fayre Ladies) whenlicentious life must be clouded with a cloake of sanctifie, andevill actions daylie committed, yet escaping uncredited: there willcome a time at length, for just discovering of all, that the goodmay shine in their true luster of glory, and the bad sinke in theirowne deserved shame.
发国发国THE FOURTH DAY, THE THIRD NOVELL发国All the while as Philostratus was recounting his Novell; itseemed, that the Ladies (who heard it) found themselves much moovedthereat, as by the wanton blood mounting up into their cheekes, itplainly appeared.详情