Rabelais

Paperback | August 17, 2009

byFrançois Rabelais

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... received, as being far too excessive. He gave himself up as a Bondsman and Servant voluntarily, himself and his Posterity; this was not accepted because it did not seem equitable. He surrendered, according to the Decree .of his States-General, his Lands and Kingdom, proffering the Deed and Conveyance, signed, sealed and ratified by all those who were concerned to do it; this was altogether refused and the Contracts thrown in the Fire. "The End of it was that my Father began to lament with Compassion and weep copiously, when he considered the free Goodwill and Simplicity of the Canarians; and by choice Words and fitting Sentences he made light of the good Turn he had done them, declaring that he had not done them any Service that was to be valued in the Estimation of a Button,6 and if he had shown them anything in the way of Courtesy he was only bound to do it But so much the more did Alpharbal augment it "What was the Issue? Whereas for his Ransom, taken at an extreme Rate, we should have been able tyrannically to exact twenty times a hundred thousand Crowns and to keep as Hostages his eldest Children, they voluntarily made themselves perpetual Tributaries, and bound themselves to deliver every Year two millions of Gold four-and-twenty Carats fine. These were paid to us here the first Year; the second Year of their own Free will they paid twenty-three hundred thousand Crowns; the third Year twenty-six hundred thousand; the fourth Year three Millions; and so do they always raise it of their own good Will that we shall be constrained to prevent them from bringing us any more. "This is the Nature of Gratitude. For Time, which gnaws away and i diminishes all Things, only augments and increases Benefits, because one noble Act freely done to a Man of Reason grows continua...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... received, as being far too excessive. He gave himself up as a Bondsman and Servant voluntarily, himself and his Posterity; this was not a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:August 17, 2009Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217745474

ISBN - 13:9780217745475

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