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,


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,


“I [je],” the narrator, François Rabelais, reappears in these final chapters of Le Tiers Livre after his absence since the introduction.

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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 (1483?–1553), Le Tiers Livre. Edition critique. Michael Andrew Screech (1926-2018), editor. Paris-Genève: Librarie Droz, 1964.

“I [je],” the narrator, François Rabelais, reappears in these final chapters of Le Tiers Livre after his absence since the introduction.

See Pantagruel


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 (1483?–1553), Le Tiers Livre. Edition critique. Michael Andrew Screech (1926-2018), editor. Paris-Genève: Librarie Droz, 1964.

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Posted 10 February 2013. Modified 13 April 2020.

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