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 Sample entries from Boccaccio in English:   A Bibliography of Editions, Adaptions and Criticisms,  by F. S. Stych.   Westport, CT: 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) 176A.

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?] [1700] and indicates copies at Yale and in the F. S. Ferguson Collection.   After an extensive correspondence with librarians at 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 before 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 Teseida.
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