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Sample entries from
Boccaccio in English:
Adaptions and Criticisms, by F. S. Stych.
Greenwood Press, 1995. ISBN 0-313-28967-0.
1. Painter, William. The Palace of pleasure, beautified
adorned and well furnished with pleasant histories and excellent novells,
etc. London: W. Denham for R. Tottell and W. Jones.
1566. 9, ccxxiiiii [i.e. ccxxv] pp. Reprinted: London,
T. Marshe, 1569, and with the title The Palace of pleasure beautified
corrected and augmented. London, T. Marshe, 1575.
---- The Second tome of the Palace of pleasure, conteyning manifolde
store of goodley histories, tragicall matters and other morall argument,
etc. London, W. Bynneman for N. England, 1567. Reprinted
London, T. Marshe [1580?]. The two volumes have been several times
reprinted: by J. Haslewood (1813) and by J. J. Jacobs, P. Haworth
and H. Miles (See Nos 2, 3, 223). I 33 of the Palace of
pleasure is Decameron II 2; I 38 is Decameron
III 9; I 39 is Decameron IV 1; II 17 is Decameron
X 5; II 32 is derived from De claris mulieribus. See
Wright Boccaccio in England 34.
42 The Elegy of Lady Fiametta etc. Translated by
Mariangela Causa-Steindler and Thomas Mauch with an introduction by M.
Causa-Steindler. Chicago & London: U of Chicago P, 1990. xxvi
182 pp. Original Ph.D thesis by Causa-Steindler, U of Massachusetts,
1984, 327 pp. (No 1948). Abstract in DAI XLV (1984-5)
419 The unfortunate lovers, or The history of Girolamo
and Salvestra: a tragical tale. Wright (B. In England
308 n. 2) records this work, following Lee (No 862) p. 141, who
describes it as a verse tale, calls the heroine Sylvestra and gives the
date as 1706. Wing (Short title catalogue of books printed in England...
1641-1700) attributes it to John Quarles, gives the printer as W. O.
[William Onley?]  and indicates copies at Yale and in the F. S.
Ferguson Collection. After an extensive correspondence with
Yale and in the various libraries which possess parts of the Ferguson
Collection, now dispersed, I have ascertained that no copy exists in any
of these libraries.
The source of the tale is of course Decameron IV 8.
440 Franklin, Benjamin. The speech of Miss Polly Baker
a Court of Judicature, at Connecticut near Boston in New England; where she
was prosecuted the fifth time, for having a Bastard Child: Which
influenced the Court to dispense with her Punishment, and induced one of
the judges to marry her the next day [by whom she had fifteen children].
The part between [ ] was omitted in the London Magazine.
It is not known where this canard first appeared but the
oldest versions now known came out simultaneously in the Gentleman's
Magazine XVII 175-6 (April 1747) and the London Magazine
XVI 178-9 (April 1747). It was thence frequently quoted as genuine,
notably by the Abbé Raynal in his Histoire philosophique et
politique des ... deux Indes. Amsterdam: no publisher, 1770, VI
257-62. See Aldridge, Alfred Owen Franklin and his French
contemporaries. NY: NYUP, 1957. 95-104, 245. For a modern
edn. of Franklin's work see L. W. Labaree and W. J. Bell, eds.
Papers of Benjamin Franklin. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, III (1961)
123-5. For the possible influence of Decameron VI 7 see
Aldridge's Polly Baker and Boccaccio, Annali dell'Instituto
Universitario Orientale di Napoli. Sezione Romanza XIV
(1972) 5-18 (No 1558) where, at pp. 12-13, there is a discssion of the
fortune of Boccaccio in the colonial America of the 18th century.
802 Guskar, Hermann. Fletcher's Monsieur Thomas
und seine Quellen. Teil III. Halle a. S.: Karras, 1905.
vii 44 pp. Ph.D. dissertation, Halle-Wittenberg, 1905. The
first two parts were published in Anglia N. F. XVI (1905) 397-420
and XVII (1906) 1-54. The thesis treats, passim, of
Decameron I 1; II 1; II 6; III 3; IV 2; VII 4; VII 8; VIII 4;
VIII 7 and X 8. In the second part (see above) at pp. 1-2
(Decameron X 8); 12-15 (II 6); 17-20 (I 1 and II 1); 20-22 (III 3,
VII 4 and VIII 7); 22-7 (II 9, IV 2, VII 8 and VIII 4) and 51-2 (table of
correspondences). For criticisms of certain elements of Guskar's
thesis see Nos 818, 833.
2204 McGaha, Michael D. The sources and feminism of
Lope's Las mujeres sin hombres. In The perception of
women in Spanish theater of the Golden Age, ed. Aniya K. Stoll and
Dawn Smith. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP; London: Associated UPs,
1991. 276 pp. See pp. 157-69. There is a reference to the
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