Giovanni Boccaccio


Giovanni Boccaccio (c. 1313-1375)

“Just as the sky, worthy young ladies, is bejeweled with stars on cloudless nights, and the verdant fields are embellished with flowers in the spring, so good manners and pleasant converse are enriched by shafts of wit.”

  • The Decameron (First Day, Tenth Story) by Giovanni Boccaccio, translated by G. H. McWilliam. New York: Penguin Classics, 2003.

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