The Palace of Pleasure, Volume II

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

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Author: William Painter
Published: 1575
Language: English
Wordcount: 167,809 / 472 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 34.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 809
Added to site: 2010.10.09
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ed the steeple, he went straight to the Duke, and told him that he was come thither to offer his seruice for repayringe of the same, whom the Duke curteously intertayned and prayed him, that he would so sone as he coulde begin that worke. Whereunto Bindo accorded, and wyth great diligence and small time he finished the same, in better forme and surety than it was at the first: which greatly pleased the Duke, and gaue Bindo so much money as he demaunded, making him besides a Citizen of Venice, for the maintenaunce of whose state, hee allotted him a sufficient stipend: afterwards the Duke called him vnto him, and declared that he would haue a Treasure house made, wherein should be disposed and layde vp all the Treasure and common ornamentes for the furniture of the whole Citie, which Bindo by and by toke vppon him to do, and made it of such singuler beautie, as it excelled all the monuments of the Citie, wherein all the said Treasure was bestowed. In which worke hee had framed a stone by cunninge, that mighte b

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