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

Marcello Napolitano marcello.napolitano at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 05:42:51 PST 2009

A messer Bernardo
By Niccolò Machiavelli
From: Rime varie
Early 16th century


On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 10:43 PM, Stefan li Rous
<stefanlirous at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> On Dec 20, 2009, at 10:03 AM, Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps wrote:
> <<< 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.>>>
> Funny passage. Citation, if possible?
> Thanks!
> Adamantius
> -------------
> Agreed. Except when I saw the title and read the passage I was wondering if
> this was a message from Johnna about *her* son off at college. :-)
> I don't ever remember trying to cook beans in my dorm room, though.
> Stefan
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