Friday, February 20, 2009

Quote of the Day: Boccaccio's "Decameron"

A kissed mouth doesn't lose its freshness: like the moon it turns up new again. (Boccaccio, Decameron II.7; trans.G.H. McWilliam)

Boccaccio quotes this as a traditional proverb, but the Decameron is its first literary attestation. You can guess what it means....

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