beds would be without delight

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the beds would be without delight,

Original French:  les lictz ſans delices,

Modern French:  les lictz sans delices,



Notes

Gargamelle in bed

Gargamelle in bed
Illustration for Chapitre 6, Comment Gargantua nasquit en facon bien estrange. [Gargantua issued from the left ear of his mother.]

Rabelais, François (ca. 1483–1553), Gargantua. La Vie très horrificque du grand Gargantua, père de Pantagruel, jadis composée par M. Alcofribas, abstracteur de quinte essence. Livre plein de pantagruélisme. Lyon: Françoys Juste, 1542. p. 57. Bibliothèque nationale de France

Bed

Brant, Narrenschiff, beds

Brant, Sebastian (1457–1521), Narrenschiff. Basel: 1494. SLUB

Bed

Brant, Narrenschiff, beds

Brant, Sebastian (1457–1521), Narrenschiff. Basel: 1494. SLUB

Bed

Bed
Detail of woodcut by Holbein. Death approaching a woman in bed.

Holbein, Hans (c 1497-1543), Les simulachres & historiees faces de la mort, autant elegamme[n]t pourtraictes, que artificiellement imaginées (Dance of Death). Lyon: Soubz l’escu de Coloigne, 1538. Internet Archive

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Posted 10 February 2013. Modified 21 December 2017.

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