In 1591 John Florio published “Giardino di Ricreatione” commonly known as a collection of proverbs. However, a deeper analysis reveals that this work is a literary exercise in which Florio altered fine sayings and quotations to give them rhyme or rhythm.

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Giovanni Florio, known as John Florio, is recognised as the most important humanist in Renaissance's England.

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