Setting sayle thence, they arrived in Calabria, and then theregrew a great contention betweene them, to which of them this bootyof beauty should belong, because each of them pleaded a title toher. But when they could not grow to any agreement, but doubtedgreater disasters would ensue thereon, by breaking their former leagueof friendship: by an equall conformity in consent, they resolved, tobestow her as a rich present, on Frederigo King of Sicille, who wasthen young and joviall, and could not be pleased with a better gift;wherefore, they were no sooner landed at Palermo, but they didaccording as they had determined. The King did commend her beautyextraordinarily, and liked her farre beyond all his other Loves:but, being at that time empaired in his health, and his body muchdistempered by ill dyet; he gave command, that untill he should bein more able disposition, she must be kept in a goodly house of hisowne, erected in a beautifull Garden, called the Cube, where she wasattended in most pompous manner.Now grew the noyse and rumor great in Ischia, about this rape orstealing away of Restituta; but the chiefest greevance of all, was,that it could not be knowne how, by whom, or by what meanes. But Guiondi Procida, whom this injury concerned much more then any other: stoodnot in expectation of better tydings from Ischia, but h earing whatcourse the Barke had taken, made ready another, to follow after withall possible speede. Flying thus on the winged winds through the Seas,even from Minerva, unto the Scalea in Calabria, searching for his lostLove in every angle: at length it was told him at the Scalea, thatshee was carryed away by certaine Sicillian Marriners, to Palermo,whither Guion set sayle immediately.
"And those that weare chaplets on their head Of fresh woodbind, be such as never were To love untrue in word, in thought, nor deed, But ay steadfast; nor for pleasance, nor fear, Though that they should their heartes all to-tear,* *rend in pieces* Would never flit,* but ever were steadfast, *change *Till that their lives there asunder brast."* *till they died*