Tale XXVI. How the counsels of a discreet lady happily withdrew the young Lord of Avannes from the perils of his foolish love for a lady of Pampeluna
Tale xxvii. How the wife of a man who was valet to a Princess rid herself of the solicitations of one who was among the same Princess’s servants, and at the same time her husband’s guest
Tale xxviii. How a Gascon merchant, named Bernard du Ha, while sojourning at Paris, deceived a Secretary to the Queen of Navarre who had thought to obtain a pasty from him
Tale XXIX. How the Priest of Carrelles, in Maine, when surprised with the wife of an old husbandman, gets out of the difficulty by pretending to return him a winnowing fan
Appendix to Vol. III.
Tale XIX. The Parting between Pauline and The Gentlemen.
Tale XX. The Lord de Riant finding the Widow with her Groom.
Tale xxi. Rolandine Conversing With Her Husband.
Tale XXII. Sister Marie and the Prior.
Tale xxiii. The Grey Friar deceiving the Gentleman Of Perigord.
Tale XXIV. Elisor showing the Queen her own Image.
Tale XXV. The Advocate’s Wife attending on the Prince.
Tale XXVI. The Lord of Avannes paying His Court in Disguise.
Tale xxvii. The Secretary imploring the
Lady not To Tell Of His
Tale xxviii. The Secretary Opening the Pasty.
Tale XXIX. The Husbandman surprised by the Fall of the Winnowing Fan.
Tale XXX. The Young Gentleman embracing his Mother.
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[The Parting between Pauline and The Gentlemen]
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Pauline, being in love with a gentleman no less than he was with her, and finding that he, because forbidden ever again to speak with her, had entered the monastery of the Observance, gained admittance for her own part into the convent of St. Clara, where she took the veil; thus fulfilling the desire she had conceived to bring the gentleman’s love and her own to a like ending in respect of raiment, condition and manner of life. (1)
In the time of the Marquis of Mantua, (2) who had married the sister of the Duke of Ferrara, there lived in the household of the Duchess a damsel named Pauline, who was greatly loved by a gentleman in the Marquis’s service, and this to the astonishment of every one; for being poor, albeit handsome and greatly beloved by his master, he ought, in their estimation, to have wooed some wealthy dame, but he believed that all the world’s treasure centred in Pauline, and looked to his marriage with her to gain and possess it.