How gladly we threw off our packs on the green grass sward and hurried into church to the Thanksgiving Service, buying sheaves of little candles at the door and pressing in to light them before the sacred ikons. We sang the Mnogia Lieta with a deep harmonious chorus; we prostrated ourselves and prayed and crossed.

"Tanto lieta Ch' arder parea d'amor nel primo foco." Many came and saw her, and the suspicion ceased." He was brother of Robert, who succeeded the father, and who was the friend of Petrarch. "The adventures of Cunizza, overcome by the influence of her star," says Cary, "are related by the chronicler Rolandino of Padua, lib. i. cap. 3, in Muratori, Rer. Ital. Script. tom. viii. p. 173.

Lodovico looked on his young wife as a joyous and fascinating child, as he told Giacomo Trotti, "lieta di natura et molto piacevolina," and thought that as long as he treated her with consideration and respect, and at the same time allowed her every possible indulgence, he might continue to go on his own way and take his pleasure in whatever form he chose. But he soon found out his mistake.

'La terra molle lieta a dilettosa Simile a se l'habitator produce. I had already spoken of my project to M. de Luxembourg, who endeavored to dissuade me from it; I mentioned it to him a second time as a thing resolved upon.

'La terra molle lieta a dilettosa Simile a se l'habitator produce. I had already spoken of my project to M. de Luxembourg, who endeavored to dissuade me from it; I mentioned it to him a second time as a thing resolved upon.