The Troubadours: A History of Provenšal Life and Literature in the Middle Ages (Google eBook)

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Chatto & Windus, 1878 - LittÚrature occitane - Histoire et critique - 367 pages
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Page v - Tasting of Flora and the country green, Dance, and Provencal song, and sunburnt mirth! O for a beaker full of the warm South, Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene, With beaded bubbles winking at the brim, And purple-stained mouth; That I might drink, and leave the world unseen, And with thee fade away into the forest dim...
Page 47 - Per pi¨ fiate gli occhi ci sospinse Quella lettura, e scolorocci il viso : Ma solo un punto fu quel che ci vinse. Quando leggemmo il disiato riso Esser baciato da cotanto amante, Questi, che mai da me non fia diviso, La bocca mi baci˛ tutto tremante : Galeotto fu il libro e chi lo scrisse : Quel giorno pi¨ non vi leggemmo avante.
Page 174 - En deman per un mot cen: Tan m'es bel quan n'aug ben dire. Qu'om no sap tan dous repaire Com de Rozer tro qu'a Vensa, Si com clau mars e Durensa...
Page 189 - Se non che coscienza m' assicura , La buona compagnia che l' uom francheggia Sotto l' usbergo del sentirsi pura. lo vidi certo, ed ancor par eh' io 'l veggia, Un busto senza capo andar sý come Andavan gli altri della trista greggia; E '1 capo tronco tenea per le chiome Pesol con mano a guisa di lanterna , E quel mirava noi e dicea : o me ! Di se faceva a se stesso lucerna; Ed eran due in uno e uno in due : Com' esser pu˛, quei sa che si governa.
Page 96 - Qu'el' es si amoroza. Alavi', alavia, jelos, Laissaz nos, laissaz nos Ballar entre nos, entre nos.
Page 174 - Qu'eu sen venir de Proensa: Tot quant es de lai m'agensa, Si que, quan n'aug ben retraire, Eu m'o escout en rizen En deman per un mot cen: Tan m'es bel quan n'aug ben dire.
Page 174 - Si com clau mars e Durensa, Ni on tan fis jois s'esclaire; Per qu'entre la franca gen Ai laissat mon cor jauzen Ab leis que fa-ls iratz rire.
Page 293 - He determines the period of their duration to have been the time from the middle of the twelfth to the end of the fourteenth century or thereabouts, and gives a somewhat minute description of the legal and polite customs observed at these extraordinary tribunals. According to him, the members of the court were noble ladies guided by a written code of love, their decisions again constituting precedent. An appeal to a different tribunal was admissible. The parties had, as a rule, to plead their cause...
Page 287 - A chantar m'er de so qu'eu no volria, Tant me rancur de lui cui sui amia ; Car eu l'am mais que nuilla ren que sia : Vas lui no 'm val merces ni cortezia Ni ma beltatz ni mos pretz ni mos sens ; C'atressi-m sui enganad' e trahia Com degr
Page 275 - And if at this season,' he says, 1 a gentleman takes you aside, and wishes to talk of courtship to you, do not show a strange or sullen behaviour, but defend yourself with pleasant and pretty repartees. And if his talk annoys you, and makes you uneasy, I advise you to ask him questions, for instance : " Which ladies do you think are more handsome, those of Gascony or England ; and which are more courteous, and faithful, and good ? " And if he says those of Gascony; answer without hesitation : " Sir,...

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