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John Florio (1553? - 1625)

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John Florio (1553? - 1625)

Born in England of Italian Waldenses parents John Florio was a Professor of Italian and French in the University of Oxford. Among his works: a translation of Montaigne's essays into English, an Italian-English dictionary, and two conversation manuals "First Fruits" and " Second Fruits". Florio taught Italian to Queen Elizabeth I.

"Second Frutes" (1591)

A faithful interlinear transcription of excerpts from the chapters of the book.

(The original is printed in parallel columns)

English (XVI century spelling)

The first Chapter, or rising in the morning, and of things belonging to the chamber, and to apparrell, betweene Nolano, Torquato and Ruspa their servant

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