The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. II. (of V.), by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. II. (of V.) Author: Margaret, Queen Of Navarre Illustrator: Freudenberg and Dunker Translator: George Saintsbury: From The Authentic Text Of M. Le Roux De Lincy With An Essay Upon The Heptameron by the Translator Release Date: February 7, 2006 [EBook #17702] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE TALES OF THE HEPTAMERON ***
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THE TALES OF THE HEPTAMERON
OF Margaret, Queen of Navarre
Newly Translated into English from the Authentic Text OF M. LE ROUX DE LINCY WITH AN ESSAY UPON THE HEPTAMERON BY GEORGE SAINTSBURY, M.A. Also the Original Seventy-three Full Page Engravings Designed by S. FREUDENBERG And One Hundred and Fifty Head and Tail Pieces By DUNKER IN FIVE VOLUMES
VOLUME THE SECOND
LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY OF ENGLISH BIBLIOPHILISTS MDCCCXCIV
[Margaret, Queen of Navarre, from a crayon drawing by Clouet, preserved at the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris]
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.)
List of Illustrations
001a.jpg Bornet's Concern on Discovering That his Wife Is Without Her Ring 001.jpg Page Image 012.jpg Tailpiece 013a.jpg the Dying Gentleman Receiving The Embraces Of His Sweetheart 013.jpg Page Image 024.jpg Tailpiece 025a.jpg the Countess Asking an Explanation from Amadour 025.jpg Page Image 083.jpg Tailpiece 089.jpg Page Image 093.jpg Tailpiece 095a.jpg the Grey Friar Telling his Tales 095.jpg Page Image 100.jpg Tailpiece 101a.jpg the Gentleman Killing The Duke 101.jpg Page Image 117.jpg Tailpiece 119a.jpg the Sea-captain Talking to The Lady 119.jpg Page Image 140.jpg Tailpiece 141a.jpg Bonnivet and the Lady of Milan 141.jpg Page Image 155.jpg Tailpiece 157a.jpg the Lady Taking Oath As to Her Conduct 157.jpg Page Image 182.jpg Tailpiece 183a.jpg the Gentleman Discovering The Trick 183.jpg Page Image 193.jpg Tailpiece 195a.jpg the King Showing his Sword 195.jpg Page Image 203.jpg Tailpiece 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. Tale IX. The evil fortune of a gentleman of Dauphiné, who dies of despair because he cannot marry a damsel nobler and richer than himself. Tale X. The Spanish story of Florida, who, after withstanding the love of a gentleman named Amadour for many years, eventually becomes a nun.
SECOND DAY . Prologue Tale XI. (A). Mishap of the Lady de Roncex in the Grey Friars' Convent at Thouars. Tale XI. (B). Facetious discourse of a Friar of Touraine. Tale XII. Story of Alexander de' Medici, Duke of Florence, whom his cousin, Lorenzino de' Medici, slew in order to save his sister's honour. Tale XIII. Praiseworthy artifice of a lady to whom a sea Captain sent a letter and diamond ring, and who, by forwarding them to the Captain's wife as though they had been intended for her, united husband and wife
once more in all affection. Tale XIV. The Lord of Bonnivet, after furthering the love entertained by an Italian gentleman for a lady of Milan, finds means to take the other's place and so supplant him with the lady who had formerly rejected himself. Tale XV. The troubles and evil fortune of a virtuous lady who, after being long neglected by her husband, becomes the object of his jealousy. Tale XVI. Story of a Milanese Countess, who, after long rejecting the love of a French gentleman, rewards him at last for his faithfulness, but not until she has put his courage to the proof. Tale XVII. The noble manner in which King Francis the First shows Count William of Furstemberg that he knows of the plans laid by him against his life, and so compels him to do justice upon himself and to leave France. Tale XVIII. A young gentleman scholar at last wins a lady's love, after enduring successfully two trials that she had made of him. Appendix to Vol. II