Gargantua and Pantagruel, by Francois Rabelais
- Rabelais dissecting society and writing his book.
- Prologue to the First Book.
- All stiff drinkers, brave fellows, and good players at ninepins.
- Immediately thereafter were appointed for him seventeen thousand,
nine hundred, and thirteen cows, to furnish him with milk.
- On the road to the Castle.
- He led them up the great staircase of the castle.
- He went to see the city, and was beheld of everybody there with
- Gargantua visiting the shops.
- He did swim in deep waters on his belly, on his back, sideways,
with all his body, with his feet only, with one hand in the air.
- The monks knew not in that extremity to which of all their sancts
they should vow themselves
- How Gargantua passed the ford.
- Thus went out those valiant champions on their adventure.
- Comrades, said Gargantua to his men, I hear the enemies’
horse-feet; let us rally and close here, then set forward in order, and by this means we shall be able to receive their
charge to their loss and our honour.
- My so good wife is dead, who was the most this, the most that,
that ever was in the world. With these words he did cry like a cow.
- With this I ran away a fair gallop-rake.
- Is there any greater pain of the teeth than when the dogs have you
by the legs?
- At another time he made in some fair place, where the said watch
was to pass, a train of gunpowder.
- After dinner, Panurge went to see her.
- How six hundred and threescore horsemen were very cunningly
vanquished and discomfited.
- Striking them down as a mason doth little knobs of stone.
- I saw Epictetus there, most gallantly apparelled after the French
fashion, sitting under a pleasant arbour, with store of handsome gentlewomen, making good cheer.
- I saw them, said Epistemon, all very busily employed in seeking of
rusty pins and old nails in the kennels of the streets.
- Panurge seeks the advice of Pantagruel and his friends as to whether
he should marry.
- They found the old woman sitting in a corner of her chimney.
- The chamber is already full of devils.
- Rondibilis the Physician.
- The altercation waxed hot in words, which moved the gaping hoidens
of the sottish Parisians to run from all parts thereabouts.
- Bridelgoose relateth the history of the reconcilers.
- By sucking very much at the purses of the pleading parties, they,
to the suits already begot form, head, feet, claws, beaks, teeth, &c.
- It was the Pantagruelion, manufactured and fashioned into an
halter; and serving in the place and office of a cravat.
- Prologue to the Fourth Book.
- My hatchet, Lord Jupiter, my hatchet! only my hatchet, O
- He comes to Chinon, the ancient city, yea, the first city in the
- Cost what they will, cried Panurge, trade with me for one of them,
paying you well.
- In fine, they were all of them forced to sea, and drowned like so
- Messire Oudart.
- They came where two old women were weeping and wailing.
- Friar John.
- The monstrous physetere was slain by Pantagruel.
- Pantagruel then arose from table to visit and scour the
- He lugs out his trusty sword, with both his fists, and cut the
Sausage in twain.
- In the middle of July the devil came to the place aforesaid with
all his crew at his heels.
- Immediately one of the girls brought him a tall-boy brimful of
- With this accident we were all out of sorts, moping, drooping,
metagrabolized, as dull as dun in the mire.
- The Master of Ringing Island.
- The furred law cats scrambling after the crowns from Panurge's
- Friar John and Panurge.
- I most humbly beseech your lanternship to lead us back.