Pantagruel (Concl.) Appendix

Pantagruel (Concl.) Appendix

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...fonnerly laid and hatched by Leda, from which were born Castor and Pollux, fair Helen's Brothers; the Syndics gave us a Piece of them for some Bread. ' Cf. iv. 9, 11. 16. ' Rabelais here falls into the error of taking Sang-real as Royal blood instead of San-graal, Holy Cup in which Christ's blood, gathered up by Joseph of Arimathaea, was preserved through the centuries and formed the "quest" of various knights. Cf. iv. 42, n. 5. 5 The liber Pandedarum was transcribed at Constantinople in the beginning of the 7th century, and successively transported by the accidents of war and commerce to Amalfi, Pisa and Florence. Pisa was taken by the Florentines in 1406, and in 141 I the Pandects were transported to the capital. They were bound in purple, deposited in a rich casket, and shewn to curious travellers by the monks and magistrates bareheaded, and with lighted tapers (Gibbon, c. 44 and note). ' The so-called Vera lam kept in St. Peter's. The saint is supposed to have lent Christ the handkerchief on the way to Calvary and the impression of His face to have remained on it. Cf. Dante, Par, xxxi. 103-108. 7 sandal or cmdzl, properly the wrappings of the Sacraments. 5 Reading rzgiaux with Esmangart, followed by MM. des Marets and Moland, instead of agios. As we left, we bought a whole Tun of Hats and Bonnets 9 of Sharping, by the Sale whereof I doubt we shall make but little Profit; and I believe that in using them those who shall buy them of us will make still less. 9 i.e. cardinals' red, bishops' green hats, and canons' black caps, or perhaps only the black caps of the Protonotaries or Acolytes. This is' aimed probably at the trade and speculation, which was not uncommon, in more

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