The Lady Laura Lanti Cenci,

Roman Gentlewoman

What rash hand to imitate would be

The most fair work, which Nature same

Ever would be building, would not be able without her

To reform most the high beauties alone?

Which the light to withdraw of my fair Sun?

If distant dazzles, and destroys what is near?

Love which has you within my heart imprinted,

Now thence goes blind, and of his courage is pained.

He would return to our age in vain

For to draw us example of Zeus the wit,

With the the other which had fame of that art.

Only the Painter which honors Sorga, and Arno

Of the Heaven Descended thence retreated in pages

And this Laura, and that in one picture.

Original rhyme scheme - ABBA/ABBA/CDECED

Candida Luna (White Moon)

Cascarda;

In Praise of the Illustrious Lady,

The Lady Laura Lanti Cenci,

Roman Gentlewoman

This Cascarda would be started (the people standing facing, as is had in that of Alta Regina), with doing together the Riverenza minima, with 4 Trabuchetti, starting with the left foot: they will do then 3 Seguiti spezzati, 2 in the wheel, and 1 turned to the left, with the Cadenza with the right foot facing: after turning in perspective to the left, they will do 1 Seguito spezzato with the left foot, and the Riverenza with the right: they will also do the same to the right by opposite: after that they will do 2 Passi trangati flanked back, with 2 Riprese, and 1 Trabuchetto with the left flank inward, starting with the left. They will also do the same to the right, starting with the right; then they will do to the left 2 Riprese, 2 Trabuchetti, 1 Seguito spezzato turned to the left, and the Cadenza with the right facing: to the left they will do the same Riprese, Trabuchetti, and Seguito spezzato turned to the right, starting with the right, and the Cadenza with the left.

In the second time, they will take the right hand, doing 2 Seguiti spezzati, and 4 Trabuchetti to the left, and starting with the left foot: they will do the same to the right, starting with the right, and taking the left hand. After that, they will do 1 Seguito spezzato to the left, with the Riverenza with the right foot, and another to the right, with the Riverenza with the right foot, and another to the right with the Riverenza with the left: these done, they will follow with 2 Passi flanked back trangati, and 2 Riprese, and 1 Trabuchetto with the left flank inward: after they will do 1 Seguito spezzato to the right with the right foot, with the Riverenza with the left; and they will do the same to the left, with the Riverenza with the right: they will turn back then to do 2 Passi flanked, as of above, with 2 Riprese, and 1 Trabuchetto turning the right flank inward: to the left they will do 2 Riprese, 2 Trabuchetti, and 1 Seguito spezzato turned to the left, starting with the left, and the Cadenza with the right: they will do the same to the right by opposite, starting with the right.

In the final time, they will do 2 Passi presti, and the Cadenza to the left: and the same they will do to the right: after facing they will do 4 Trabuchetti, and 1 Seguito spezzato turned to the left, starting with the left, and the Cadenza with the right; they will return then to do the same things which they will have done in the second time, starting from the Seguito spezzato to the left, and the Riverenza with the right; and this they will do yet to the left, as to the right: to the end of the which, resting facing, they will also finish the Cascarda, with doing the Riverenza.

Lute tablature of the Cascarda Candida Luna

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