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" THE great Galees of Venice and Florence Be well laden with things of complacence, All spicery and of grossers ware: With sweete wines all maner of chaffare, Apes, and Japes, and marmusets tayled, Nifles and trifles that little have avayled : And things... "
The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English ... - Page 175
by Richard Hakluyt - 1907
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English Merchants: Memoirs in Illustration of the Progress of ..., Volume 1

Henry Richard Fox Bourne - 1866 - 861 pages
...alleged, and took in exchange the goods most important of all to our national welfare. ' The great galleys of Venice and Florence Be well laden with things of complacence, All spicery and all grocers' ware, With sweet wines, and all manner of chaffare, With apes and jupes and monkeys oddly...
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History of Merchant Shipping and Ancient Commerce, Volume 1

William Schaw Lindsay - 1874 - 2607 pages
...The trade with Venice is next detailed in original and explicit terms, and extends to great length. 'The great Galees of Venice and Florence Be well laden...Nifles and trifles that little have avayled:" and so forth. The author then alludes to the frauds committed by the Italian bankers and factors, all which...
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Italian Food

Elizabeth David - 1999 - 376 pages
...establishments now specializing in Indian and Chinese provisions and spices. SPEZIE (SPICES) The great galleys of Venice and Florence Be well laden with things of complacence; All spicerye and of grocers ware With sweet wines; all manner of fare . . . Adam de Molyneux, Bishop of...
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Dangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices

Andrew Dalby - 2000 - 184 pages
...spices to France and eventually to Britain. An English pamphlet of the fifteenth century, with its lines The great Galees of Venice and Florence Be well laden...things of complacence, All spicery and of grossers wane,' is concerned to emphasize the economic and political problems caused by this trade. Pliny was...
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