The Life of Benvenuto Cellini, Written by Himself, Tr. by T. Nugent by Benvenuto Cellini, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Life of Benvenuto Cellini, Written by Himself, Tr. by T. Nugent

The Life of Benvenuto Cellini, Written by Himself, Tr. by T. Nugent

by Benvenuto Cellini
     
 
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 Excerpt: ...this rogue's motive for doing me ill offices with your excellency." The duke replied--" The diamond cost me twenty-five thousand crowns; why do you ask?" I

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 Excerpt: ...this rogue's motive for doing me ill offices with your excellency." The duke replied--" The diamond cost me twenty-five thousand crowns; why do you ask?" I told him--" Because, my lord, on such a day, and at such an hour, Antonio di Vittorio Landi, speaking to me of this diamond, valued it at sixteen thousand crowns; your excellency now knows what sort of a bargain you have had; and for the truth of what I say, I appeal to Dorninico Poggini and Giovan Paolo his brother, who are here present, for I immediately apprised them of the affair; but since that I never said a word more about it, because your excellency told me that I did not understand jewels; which made me think you had a mind to keep up the reputation of your purchase. 1 would have you to know, my lord, that I do understand jewels, and that I profess myself a man of principle, and of as much honour as any person living; I shall never attempt to rob you of eight or ten thousand crowns at a time, but rather try to earn them. I agreed to serve your excellency as a sculptor, a goldsmith, a stamper of coins, and never as a tale-bearer: what I say to you at present, is in my own defence, and in the presence of several persons of worth, that your excellency may no longer believe what is said by Bernardone." The duke thereupon fell into a passion, and sent for Bernardone, who was obliged to fly to Venice, and Antonio Landi with him. 1 again waited on his excellency, and said to him-" My lord, all I told you is true, and all that Bernardone mentioned concerning the goods I borrowed is false, and you would do well to examine the affair to the bottom." Upon my expressing myself thus, the duke turned about to me and said--" Benvenuto, live like a man of honour, and fear noth...

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ISBN-13:
9781296912635
Publisher:
Sagwan Press
Publication date:
08/21/2015
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

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