Because Pantagruel when born into the world was as tall as the herb

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Because Pantagruel when born into the world was as tall as the herb of which I speak to you,

Original French:  Car Pantagruel naiſſant on monde eſtoit autant grand que l’herbe dont ie vous parle,

Modern French:  Car Pantagruel naissant on monde estoit autant grand que l’herbe dont je vous parle,



Notes

autant grand que l’herbe

Selon Pline, le chanvre atteint normalement la hauteur de cinq à six pieds, mais cet auteur prétend qu’il peut, à l’occasion, croitre plus haut que les arbres (XX, 9).

Rabelais, François (ca. 1483–1553), Le Tiers Livre. Edition critique. Michael A. Screech (b. 1926), editor. Paris-Genève: Librarie Droz, 1964.

Pantagruel

See Pantagruel

Editor, Pantagruelion. p. 272. Pantagruelion

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Posted 10 February 2013. Modified 2 July 2018.

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