Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (c. 1313-1375)

“Many are those who, whilst they are busy making strenuous efforts to get to Paradise, unwittingly send some other person there in their stead.”

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

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