The Living Age Volume 278

The Living Age Volume 278

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... the University, each one entering blue with cold and each one leaving red with wine. Dusk is the fashionable hour at the Pomme du Pin, night at the Ahreuvoir Popin. The AbreuvoirPopin is one of those tragic places that possess evil personalities of their own. It is a watering-place for horses just by the Petit Pont, and in summer it is frequented by blackguard boys, courtesans, thieves, coiners; students broken from the University and distrocked priests. In winter the tavern beside it is crammed. Here you will find Jehan de Loup and Cassin Choiet, duck thieves, Regnier de Montigny, Colin de Cayeux, Guy Tabary, Dom Nicholas, Petit-Jehan, and Thibault the locksmith: all robbers, and worse. We can see them drinking together with Viilon in their midst, discussing the smallest and the meanest matters, unconscious of the immortality he is to give them, and which they would sell for a bottle of wine. THE THREE QUARTEBF. The Paris of Villon, armed, spinous, belted by the wall of Charles V., was divided into three quarters: the University, the Cite, and the Ville. The University, a solid mass of slated roofs covering the left bank of the Seine from the Tournelie to the tower of Nesie, and spreading over the hill of St. Genevieve; the Cite, with its twenty-one churches, covering the island of the Gite; and the Ville, covering the right bank with its gardens and palaces. Around-this city of a thousand' churches and ten thousand houses, all fused and huddled together as if for warmth and protection, the 1 Figurative. ' stray towers and windmills of the suburbs oi' Gentilli, Pincourt, Porcherons_ and Ville L'Eveque. The Cour des Miracles was situated in the Ville. This nightmare place, so vividly painted by Hugo, must...show more

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  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 826g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750608
  • 9781236750600