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The Heptameron of Margaret, Queen of Navarre   By: (1492-1549)

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THE HEPTAMERON

of Margaret Queen of Navarre

AN INDEX

Translated by George Saintsbury Illustrated HTML Edition Edited by David Widger

CONTENTS

Volume 1.

Volume 2.

Volume 3.

Volume 4.

Volume 5.

VOLUMES, CHAPTERS AND STORIES

THE QUEEN OF NAVARRE, Volume 1.

PREFACE.

Explanation of the Initials appended to the Notes.

MARGARET OF ANGOULÊME, QUEEN OF NAVARRE.

I.

II.

III.

IV.

ON THE HEPTAMERON

DEDICATIONS AND PREFACE,

Peter Boaistuau, surnamed Launay, To the Reader

THE HEPTAMERON

PROLOGUE.

FIRST DAY.

TALE I.

TALE II.

TALE III.

TALE IV.

TALE V.

TALE VI.

TALE VII.

APPENDIX.

A. (Prologue, Page 31.)

B. (Tale I., Page 50.)

C. (Tale IV., Page 85.)

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039a.jpg Du Mesnil Learns his Mistress's Infidelity from Her Maid

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057a.jpg the Muleteer's Servant Attacking his Mistress

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065a.jpg the Stags Head

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079a.jpg Hurrying to Her Mistress's Assistance

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095a.jpg the Boatwoman of Coulon Outwitting The Friars

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103a.jpg the Wife's Ruse to Secure The Escape of Her Lover

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109.jpg the Merchant Transferring his Caresses from The Daughter to the Mother

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TALE CONTENTS FIRST DAY.

Tale I. The pitiful history of a Proctor of Alençon, named St. Aignan, and of his wife, who caused her husband to assassinate her lover, the son of the Lieutenant General

Tale II. The fate of the wife of a muleteer of Amboise, who suffered herself to be killed by her servant rather than sacrifice her chastity

Tale III. The revenge taken by the Queen of Naples, wife to King Alfonso, for her husband's infidelity with a gentleman's wife

Tale IV. The ill success of a Flemish gentleman who was unable to obtain, either by persuasion or force, the love of a great Princess

Tale V. How a boatwoman of Coulon, near Nyort, contrived to escape from the vicious designs of two Grey Friars

Tale VI. How the wife of an old valet of the Duke of Alençon's succeeded in saving her lover from her husband, who was blind of one eye

Tale VII. The craft of a Parisian merchant, who saved the reputation of the daughter by offering violence to the mother

THE QUEEN OF NAVARRE, Volume 2.

FIRST DAY, Continued.

TALE VIII.

TALE IX.

TALE X.

SECOND DAY.

PROLOGUE.

TALE XI. (A).

TALE XI. (B).

TALE XII.

TALE XIII.

TALE XIV.

TALE XV.

TALE XVI.

TALE XVII.

TALE XVIII.

APPENDIX.

A. (Tale VIII., Page i.)

B (Tale XL (B.), Page 95.)

C. (Tale XII., Page 101.)

D. (Tale XVI., Page 183.)

E. (Tale XVII., Page 195.)

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001a.jpg Bornet's Concern on Discovering That his Wife Is Without Her Ring

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013a.jpg the Dying Gentleman Receiving The Embraces Of His Sweetheart

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025a.jpg the Countess Asking an Explanation from Amadour

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095a.jpg the Grey Friar Telling his Tales

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101a.jpg the Gentleman Killing The Duke

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119a.jpg the Sea captain Talking to The Lady

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141a.jpg Bonnivet and the Lady of Milan

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157a.jpg the Lady Taking Oath As to Her Conduct

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183a.jpg the Gentleman Discovering The Trick

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195a.jpg the King Showing his Sword

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205a.jpg the Student Escaping The Temptation

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DETAILED CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

FIRST DAY—Continued. Tale VIII. The misadventure of Bornet, who, planning with a friend of his that both should lie with a serving woman, discovers too late that they have had to do with his own wife... Continue reading book >>




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