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  1. Only Good News, PleaseRead the original story

    Feb 17, 2017 | Laudator Temporis Acti

    "A peculiar anthologic maze, an amusing literary chaos, a farrago of quotations, a mere olla podrida of quaintness, a pot pourri of pleasant delites , a florilegium of elegant extracts, a tangled fardel of old-world flowers of thought, a faggot of odd fancies, quips, facetiae , loosely tied" by a "laudator temporis acti," a "praiser of time past" . Giovanni Boccaccio , Decameron , introduction to the 1st day : And it is our will and command that all and several, as they hold our favor dear, take care that, whithersoever they go or whencesoever they return and whatsoever they hear or see, they bring us from without no news other than joyous.

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  2. Ottava Rima: Poetic FormRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | Writer's Digest

    With an Italian origin, the earliest known ottava rima were written by Giovanni Boccaccio. In English, Lord Byron used the form to write Don Juan.

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  3. THEATRE: Teen thriller about plague plays Surrey as part of regional tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | The Now Newspaper

    ... of "Concord Floral," which draws inspiration from "The Decameron," written by 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio. Show ticket prices range from $10 to $25 at the Surrey Arts Centre box office. For details, phone 604-501-5566 or visit ...

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  4. Staring into the Soundless Dark: On the Trouble Lurking in Poets' BedroomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | The Millions (A Blog about Books)

    ... f it. William Wordsworth had younger sister Dorothy read aloud to him; Dante Alighieri , his contemporary Giovanni Boccaccio tells us, kept "vigils" late into the night, frustrating for his wife and children, during which he read,

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  5. 2016 the worst ever? History professors disagree: Try the Plague, or WWIIRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    ... its seven-year swing from Turkey into Scandinavia, it had wiped out an estimated 200 million people. Giovanni Boccaccio described his native Florence being so choked with dead bodies that churches had no space to bury them. If medieval Italy seems ...

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  6. 2016 the worst ever? History professors disagree: Try the Plague, or WWIIRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2016 | Star-Telegram.com

    ... its seven-year swing from Turkey into Scandinavia, it had wiped out an estimated 200 million people. Giovanni Boccaccio described his native Florence being so choked with dead bodies that churches had no space to bury them. If medieval Italy seems ...

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