Gargantua and Pantagruel eBook

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Blockheadodus, de vita et honestate bragadochiorum. 
Lyrippii Sorbonici Moralisationes, per M. Lupoldum. 
The Carrier-horse-bells of Travellers. 
The Bibbings of the tippling Bishops. 
Dolloporediones Doctorum Coloniensium adversus Reuclin. 
The Cymbals of Ladies. 
The Dunger’s Martingale. 
Whirlingfriskorum Chasemarkerorum per Fratrem Crackwoodloguetis. 
The Clouted Patches of a Stout Heart. 
The Mummery of the Racket-keeping Robin-goodfellows. 
Gerson, de auferibilitate Papae ab Ecclesia. 
The Catalogue of the Nominated and Graduated Persons. 
Jo.  Dytebrodii, terribilitate excommunicationis libellus acephalos. 
Ingeniositas invocandi diabolos et diabolas, per M. Guingolphum. 
The Hotchpotch or Gallimaufry of the perpetually begging Friars. 
The Morris-dance of the Heretics. 
The Whinings of Cajetan. 
Muddisnout Doctoris Cherubici, de origine Roughfootedarum, et
  Wryneckedorum ritibus, libri septem. 
Sixty-nine fat Breviaries. 
The Nightmare of the five Orders of Beggars. 
The Skinnery of the new Start-ups extracted out of the fallow-butt,
  incornifistibulated and plodded upon in the angelic sum. 
The Raver and idle Talker in cases of Conscience. 
The Fat Belly of the Presidents. 
The Baffling Flouter of the Abbots. 
Sutoris adversus eum qui vocaverat eum Slabsauceatorem, et quod
  Slabsauceatores non sunt damnati ab Ecclesia. 
Cacatorium medicorum. 
The Chimney-sweeper of Astrology. 
Campi clysteriorum per paragraph C.
The Bumsquibcracker of Apothecaries. 
The Kissbreech of Chirurgery. 
Justinianus de Whiteleperotis tollendis. 
Antidotarium animae. 
Merlinus Coccaius, de patria diabolorum. 
The Practice of Iniquity, by Cleuraunes Sadden. 
The Mirror of Baseness, by Radnecu Waldenses. 
The Engrained Rogue, by Dwarsencas Eldenu. 
The Merciless Cormorant, by Hoxinidno the Jew.

Of which library some books are already printed, and the rest are now at the press in this noble city of Tubingen.

Chapter 2.VIII.

How Pantagruel, being at Paris, received letters from his father Gargantua, and the copy of them.

Pantagruel studied very hard, as you may well conceive, and profited accordingly; for he had an excellent understanding and notable wit, together with a capacity in memory equal to the measure of twelve oil budgets or butts of olives.  And, as he was there abiding one day, he received a letter from his father in manner as followeth.

Most dear Son,—­Amongst the gifts, graces, and prerogatives, with which the sovereign plasmator God Almighty hath endowed and adorned human nature at the beginning, that seems to me most singular and excellent by which we may in a mortal state attain to a kind of immortality, and in the course of this transitory life perpetuate our name and seed, which is done by a progeny issued from us in the lawful bonds of matrimony.  Whereby that in some measure is restored unto us which was taken from us by the sin of our first parents, to whom it was said that, because they had not obeyed the commandment of God their Creator, they should die, and by death should be brought to nought that so stately frame and plasmature wherein the man at first had been created.

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