Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 1
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Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 1

By François Rabelais
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  • Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book I
  • MASTER FRANCIS RABELAIS
    • FIVE BOOKS OF THE LIVES, HEROIC DEEDS AND SAYINGS OF
  • GARGANTUA AND HIS SON PANTAGRUEL
    • BOOK I.
      • Translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux
    • Translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux
    • CONTENTS.
    • List of Illustrations
    • Introduction.
    • FRANCIS RABELAIS.
    • The Author's Prologue to the First Book.
    • Chapter 1.I.—Of the Genealogy and Antiquity of Gargantua.
    • Chapter 1.II.—-The Antidoted Fanfreluches: or, a Galimatia of extravagant Conceits found in an ancient Monument.
    • Chapter 1.III.—How Gargantua was carried eleven months in his mother's belly.
    • Chapter 1.IV.—-How Gargamelle, being great with Gargantua, did eat a huge deal of tripes.
    • Chapter 1.V.—The Discourse of the Drinkers.
    • Chapter 1.VI.—How Gargantua was born in a strange manner.
    • Chapter 1.VII.—After what manner Gargantua had his name given him, and how he tippled, bibbed, and curried the can.
    • Chapter 1.VIII.—How they apparelled Gargantua.
    • Chapter 1.IX.—The colours and liveries of Gargantua.
    • Chapter 1.X.—Of that which is signified by the colours white and blue.
    • Chapter 1.XI.—Of the youthful age of Gargantua.
    • Chapter 1.XII.—Of Gargantua's wooden horses.
    • Chapter 1.XIII.—How Gargantua's wonderful understanding became known to his father Grangousier, by the invention of a torchecul or wipebreech.
    • Chapter 1.XIV.—How Gargantua was taught Latin by a Sophister.
    • Chapter 1.XV.—How Gargantua was put under other schoolmasters.
    • Chapter 1.XVI.—How Gargantua was sent to Paris, and of the huge great mare that he rode on; how she destroyed the oxflies of the Beauce.
    • Chapter 1.XVII.—How Gargantua paid his welcome to the Parisians, and how he took away the great bells of Our Lady's Church.
    • Chapter 1.XVIII.—How Janotus de Bragmardo was sent to Gargantua to recover the great bells.
    • Chapter 1.XIX.—The oration of Master Janotus de Bragmardo for recovery of the bells.
    • Chapter 1.XX.—How the Sophister carried away his cloth, and how he had a suit in law against the other masters.
    • Chapter 1.XXI.—The study of Gargantua, according to the discipline of his schoolmasters the Sophisters.
    • Chapter 1.XXII.—The games of Gargantua.
    • Chapter 1.XXIII.—How Gargantua was instructed by Ponocrates, and in such sort disciplinated, that he lost not one hour of the day.
    • Chapter 1.XXIV.—How Gargantua spent his time in rainy weather.
    • Chapter 1.XXV.—How there was great strife and debate raised betwixt the cake-bakers of Lerne, and those of Gargantua's country, whereupon were waged great wars.
    • Chapter 1.XXVI.—How the inhabitants of Lerne, by the commandment of Picrochole their king, assaulted the shepherds of Gargantua unexpectedly and on a sudden.
    • Chapter 1.XXVII.—How a monk of Seville saved the close of the abbey from being ransacked by the enemy.
    • Chapter 1.XXVIII.—How Picrochole stormed and took by assault the rock Clermond, and of Grangousier's unwillingness and aversion from the undertaking of war.
    • Chapter 1.XXIX.—The tenour of the letter which Grangousier wrote to his son Gargantua.
    • Chapter 1.XXX.—How Ulric Gallet was sent unto Picrochole.
    • Chapter 1.XXXI.—The speech made by Gallet to Picrochole.
    • Chapter 1.XXXII.—How Grangousier, to buy peace, caused the cakes to be restored.
    • Chapter 1.XXXIII.—How some statesmen of Picrochole, by hairbrained counsel, put him in extreme danger.
    • Chapter 1.XXXIV.—How Gargantua left the city of Paris to succour his country, and how Gymnast encountered with the enemy.
    • Chapter 1.XXXV.—How Gymnast very souply and cunningly killed Captain Tripet and others of Picrochole's men.
    • Chapter 1.XXXVI.—How Gargantua demolished the castle at the ford of Vede, and how they passed the ford.
    • Chapter 1.XXXVII.—How Gargantua, in combing his head, made the great cannon-balls fall out of his hair.
    • Chapter 1.XXXVIII.—How Gargantua did eat up six pilgrims in a salad.
    • Chapter 1.XXXIX.—How the Monk was feasted by Gargantua, and of the jovial discourse they had at supper.
    • Chapter 1.XL.—Why monks are the outcasts of the world; and wherefore some have bigger noses than others.
    • Chapter 1.XLI.—How the Monk made Gargantua sleep, and of his hours and breviaries.
    • Chapter 1.XLII.—How the Monk encouraged his fellow-champions, and how he hanged upon a tree.
    • Chapter 1.XLIII.—How the scouts and fore-party of Picrochole were met with by Gargantua, and how the Monk slew Captain Drawforth (Tirevant.), and then was taken prisoner by his enemies.
    • Chapter 1.XLIV.—How the Monk rid himself of his keepers, and how Picrochole's forlorn hope was defeated.
    • Chapter 1.XLV.—How the Monk carried along with him the Pilgrims, and of the good words that Grangousier gave them.
    • Chapter 1.XLVI.—How Grangousier did very kindly entertain Touchfaucet his prisoner.
    • Chapter 1.XLVII.—How Grangousier sent for his legions, and how Touchfaucet slew Rashcalf, and was afterwards executed by the command of Picrochole.
    • Chapter 1.XLVIII.—How Gargantua set upon Picrochole within the rock Clermond, and utterly defeated the army of the said Picrochole.
    • Chapter 1.XLIX.—How Picrochole in his flight fell into great misfortunes, and what Gargantua did after the battle.
    • Chapter 1.L.—Gargantua's speech to the vanquished.
    • Chapter 1.LI.—How the victorious Gargantuists were recompensed after the battle.
    • Chapter 1.LII.—How Gargantua caused to be built for the Monk the Abbey of Theleme.
    • Chapter 1.LIII.—How the abbey of the Thelemites was built and endowed.
    • Chapter 1.LIV.—The inscription set upon the great gate of Theleme.
    • Chapter 1.LV.—What manner of dwelling the Thelemites had.
    • Chapter 1.LVI.—How the men and women of the religious order of Theleme were apparelled.
    • Chapter 1.LVII.—How the Thelemites were governed, and of their manner of living.
    • Chapter 1.LVIII.—A prophetical Riddle.
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