[Sca-cooks] On the poor diet of a son away in the city

Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps dephelps at embarqmail.com
Sun Dec 20 07:03:40 PST 2009

   Costor vissuti sono un mese e pine
a noci, a fichi, a fave, a carne secca;
tal ch'ella fia malizia e non cilecca
el far si lunga stanza costa' sue.
   Come 'l bue fiesolan guarda a l'ingiue
Arno, assetato, e' mocci se ne lecca,
cosi fanno ei l'uova ch'ha la trecca
e, col beccaio del castrone, e del bue.

They have lived a month and more on nuts, figs, beans and dried meat, till 
it's no joke to stay here all this time.  Jus as the Fiesolan ox looks down 
at the Arno thirstily and licks his nose, so they at the eggs of the 
market-woman and at the butcher's mutton and beef.


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