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  • At the age of 20, she decided to join the Order and took the name Restituta, after a 4th century Christian martyr.

    Catholic Fire

  • Ischia is an island very near Naples, and therein, among others, was once a very fair and sprightly damsel, by name Restituta, who was the daughter of a gentleman of the island called Marino Bolgaro and whom a youth named Gianni, a native of a little island near Ischia, called

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

  • From the same authority (and from Sir Egerton Brydges '"Restituta") we are informed that there are poems by Chapman in "Poetical Essays on the Turtle and Phoenix," published, with others on the same subject, by Shakespeare, Jonson, and Marston, at the end of "Love's Martyr, or Rosalind's Complaint," 4to. 1601; a volume of exquisite rarity.


  • (See a very interesting extract from various MSS. in Sir E. Brydges '"Restituta," vol.iii. p. 41.)


  • Guion observing, that the Cube was seated in a place of small resort; approached so neere as possibly he durst, to have some conference with Restituta.

    The Decameron

  • Now grew the noyse and rumor great in Ischia, about this rape or stealing away of Restituta; but the chiefest greevance of all, was, that it could not be knowne how, by whom, or by what meanes.

    The Decameron

  • While this love continued in equall fervency, it chanced upon a faire Summers day, that Restituta walked alone upon the Sea-shore, going from Rocke to Rocke, having a naked knife in her hand, wherewith she opened such Oysters as shee found among the stones, seeking for small pearles enclosed in their shelles.

    The Decameron

  • Restituta being royally conducted from her Chamber to the Bathe, attended on with Torchlight, as if she had bene a Queene: none remained there behind, but such women as waited on her, and the

    The Decameron

  • This night, intended for our Lovers meeting, proved disastrous and dreadfull to them both: for the King, who at the first sight of Restituta, was highly pleased with her excelling beauty; gave order to his Eunuches and other women, that a costly bathe should be prepared for her, and therein to let her weare away that night, because the next day he intended to visit her.

    The Decameron

  • When he came into the Kings presence, and there boldly justified the goodnesse of his cause: Restituta likewise was sent for, who no sooner saw her deare Love Guion, but she ran and caught him fast about the necke, kissing him in teares, and greeving not a little at his hard fortune.

    The Decameron


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