His eye fell on a large, purple satin coverlet heavily embroidered with gold, a splendid piece of late seventeenth-century Venetian work that his grandfather had found in a convent near Bologna
When Don Lorenzo had finished reciting his gloss, Don Quixote stood up, and in a loud voice, almost a shout, exclaimed as he grasped Don Lorenzo's right hand in his, "By the highest heavens, noble youth, but you are the best poet on earth, and deserve to be crowned with laurel, not by Cyprus or by Gaeta- as a certain poet, God forgive him, said- but by the Academies of Athens, if they still flourished, and by those that flourish now, Paris, Bologna
Those who were still older, and could reach the tables, marched about munching contentedly at meat bones and bologna
To emphasize his remarks, he pulled out a gold-sack the size of a bologna
sausage and thumped it down on the bar.
So saying, he slammed a sack of gold dust of the size of a bologna
sausage down upon the bar.