Excerpt from Tales of Humour, Gallantry, and Romance: Selected and Translated From the Italian
Bacciuolo took care to follow her close, and saw and marked the house where she dwelt, not however, without the lady perceiving that the young student had taken a fancy to her. Bacciuolo re turned to the professor, and said, I have done as you desired me, and I have seen one whom I like very much. Upon which the professor said he was highly pleased, and smiled at Bacciuolo, seeing what species of science he was anxious to learn, and he said to him, be sure you make a point of passing by her house, as it were carelessly, two or three times every day, and have your eyes about you, and take care that no one observes you looking at her, but enjoy as much as thou mayest the sight of her, and let her perceive that thou art in love with her; then return to me. This is the second part of my instructions. Bacciuolo left the professor, and cautiously began to walk to and fro before the lady's house; so that the lady per ceived that he must certainly walk to and fro be fore the house, for the purpose of seeing her - she.
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