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The Facetiae or Jocose Tales of Poggio Volume 2 Poggio Bracciolini

The Facetiae or Jocose Tales of Poggio Volume 2

Poggio Bracciolini

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230325910
Paperback
46 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...obscurum ventum est,MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...obscurum ventum est, recumbente muliere, primo digitum, deinde Priapum in vulva inseruit: quo facto, ulcus aper-tum esse dixit, et saniememisisse. Ita index libe-ratus est. CXCVI FUNNY SAYING OF ANGELOTTO ABOUT A LONG-BEARDED GREEK CARDINAL A Greek Cardinal came to the Curia, wearing a long beard, as is usual in his country, and many persons wondered that he did not shave it off, conformably to general custom.-- He is quite right, said the Roman Cardinal Angeletto, a highly facetious man- among so many goats, one buck is no superfluity. CXCVI FACETISSIMUM ANCELOTTI DICTUM DE CARDINALI GRCO BARBATO Angelottus Romanus Cardinalis, inmultis per-facetus, cum Cardinalis Graecus ad Curiam, pro-lisa de more barba, venisset, mirantibus aliquan-diu multis illum barbam non deponere praeter consuetudinem caeterorum: -- Bene se hoc habet, inquit, nam inter tot capras, percom-mode residet unus hircus. CXCVII A CORPULENT HORSEMAN A tun-bellied horseman was riding into Perugia, when some by-standers (the inhabitants of that town are fond of a joke) jestingly inquired of him why he thus reversed the custom by carrying his valise on his horses neck.-- I am bound to do so, he replied, in a city full of thieves and robbers. CXCVII DE QUODAM BQUESTRE CORPULENTO Equestrem quemdam admodum corpulentum urbem Perusium ingressum, cum permulti (na-tura enim ad facetiam sunt prompti) anteriori contra morem equi parte jocando ferre mallam dicerent, ille faceto responso: -- Atqui ita est opus, inquit, in urbe furibus ac latronibus referta. CXCVIII COMICAL REMARK OF A JUDGE TO A BARRISTER WHO QUOTED THE CLEMENTINA AND THE...