Ghismonda and Tancredi  

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Ghismonda and Tancredi is a dramatic tale from the Decameron.

Tancredi, Prince of Salerno and father of Ghismonda, slays his daughter's lover, Guiscardo, and sends her his heart in a golden cup: she pours upon it a poisonous distillation, which she drinks and dies.

Fiammetta narrates this tale, whose earliest source is a French manuscript written by a man named Thomas. However, it is referred to in the early twelfth century of Tristan and Iseult.

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