Archive for the ‘Giambattista Basile’ Category

He who dares not, wins not

Monday, July 27th, 2009
Ljubljana Dragon

Then the dragon came out of the cave. But Cienzo laid hold of his sword and struck off a head in a trice, but the dragon went and rubbed his neck on a certain plant which grew not far off, and suddenly the head joined…

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Man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
grass after rain

Troubles are usually the brooms and shovels that smooth the road to a man’s good fortune, of which he little dreams; and many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head…

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