Tag: John Edward Taylor

The Three Citrons

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.The King of Long-Tower had once a son, who was the apple of his eye, and on whom he had

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Nennillo and Nennella

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 good man named Jannuccio, who had two children, Nennillo and Nennella, whom he loved as much

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Sun, Moon and Talia

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 great Lord, who, having a daughter born to him named Talia, commanded the seers and wise

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The Golden Root

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 gardener who was so very very poor that, however hard he worked, he could not manage

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Pintosmalto

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.A merchant once had an only daughter, whom he wished greatly to see married; but as often as he struck

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The Months

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 there were two brothers—Cianne, who was as rich as a lord, and Lise, who had barely

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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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