The garden in which Vittoria meets Bracciano is the villa of Magnanapoli; Zanche, the Moorish slave, combines Vittoria's waiting-woman, Caterina, and the Greek sorceress who so mysteriously dogged Marcello's footsteps to the death. The suspicion of Bracciano's murder is used to introduce a quaint episode of Italian poisoning.

Accordingly, I made known my quality and my distress, and received strong assurances of assistance and attachment. For further security, I removed to this sequestered spot. The cottage we are now in belongs to a sister of Caterina, upon whose faithfulness I have been hitherto fully justified in relying.

Yet now, the Daughter of the Republic, Caterina Veneta, being left by the Will of Janus Queen of Cyprus, Venice must first uphold the rights of Caterina, and might show her Eccellenza, the Princess Carlotta, no favor that could prejudice the sovereignty of the Queen." "And then?" "And then came further pleading from Carlotta, with a new tissue of reasons.

He it was, also, who, waiting for no parleying, thundered a refusal to surrender the city to those who brought the demand from the Fortress of Famagosta, signed in trembling letters by the Queen's own hand, "Caterina Regina." "Nay, but Her Majesty shall write the letters from her own palace freely that we, her loyal, servitors may know her will, or ever we surrender her city of Nikosia."

Caterina asked with ineffable disdain, when remonstrance had been made. And they, having gained so much, feared to press her further.

I could more easily have spared fewer." "They are but charming childish faces; and they have left their sisters behind them they and the little Caterina; it is well that the bride should make a brave showing at the court of Cyprus which is held for a marvel of splendor." "Thou knowest it, Messer Querini, having been there?" "Nay not at court it is Messer Andrea Cornaro who will tell of it.

She sought the society of people like the two Professors and Miss Du Prel in order to hear what dreadful and delightful things they really would say. She read all the new books, and went to the courageous plays that Mrs. Walker wouldn't mention. "Your last book, Caterina, is a mine of suggestion, Miss Du Prel," she said. "It raises one most interesting point that has puzzled me greatly.

It is very painful, I know, but I am sure you would be grieved to injure poor Caterina to bring down my uncle's anger upon her. Consider what a poor little dependent thing she is. 'It is very adroit of you to make these evasions, but do not suppose that they deceive me. Miss Sarti would never dare to behave to you as she does, if you had not flirted with her, or made love to her.

And Duchess Leonora owned a special breed of greyhounds which were held in high esteem, and a pair of which she sent to Caterina Sforza, Madonna of Forli, at the humble request of this adventurous lady.

"It is quite a relief to be able to retain one's respectability on easier terms." "In such a case as Miss Du Prel depicts? I doubt it. Caterina, in real life, would have a lively story to tell. How selfish we should think her! How we should point to the festoons of bleeding hearts that she had wounded a dripping cordon round the deserted home!