Tag: John Edward Taylor

The Raven

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.It is said that there was once a king of Shady-Grove named Milluccio, who was so devoted to the chase,

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The Seven Doves

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was once in the county of Arzano a good woman who every year gave birth to a son, until

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The Two Cakes

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There were once two sisters, named Luceta and Troccola, who had two daughters, Marziella and Puccia. Marziella was as fair

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The Dragon

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was one time a King of High-Shore, who practised such tyranny and cruelty that, whilst he was once gone

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The Three Enchanted Princes

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.Once upon a time the King of Green-Bank had three daughters, who were perfect jewels, with whom three sons of

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The Stone in the Cock’s Head

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was once in the city of Dark-Grotto a certain man named Minecco Aniello, who was so persecuted by fortune

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The Booby

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was once a man who was as rich as the sea, but as there can never be any perfect

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Corvetto

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was once upon a time in the service of the King of Wide-River an excellent youth named Corvetto, who,

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Cannetella

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was once on a time a King of High-Hill who longed for children more than the porters do for

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The Dove

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.About eight miles from Naples there was once a deep wood of fig-trees and poplars. In this wood stood a

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