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Usage examples for Fabliaux

  1. He brings in, according to the taste and knowledge of his time, all the fabulous accounts of the origins of Britain, and diversifies them with many romantic and pastoral histories, classical tales, and sometimes mere Fabliaux, down to his own time. – A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury
  2. Subjects and character of Fabliaux. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  3. 383, and the Recueil complet des Fabliaux, Paris, 1878, vol. – The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. IV. (of V.) by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
  4. The manners of the age are faithfully painted in the ancient Fabliaux. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  5. French literature- chiefly though not solely that of fabliaux- doubtless supplied the larger share of his materials; but that here also his debts to Italian literature, and to Boccaccio in particular, are considerable, seems hardly to admit of denial. – Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward
  6. Our silly Fabliaux, our absurd tales, assume with regard to this deadly outrage and all its further issues, that the woman sides with her oppressors against her husband; they would have us believe that her brutal treatment by the former makes her happy and transports her with delight. – La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages by Jules Michelet
  7. The view of the lake of Bienne, some music of Rossini's, the Madonna of Murillo's now in the possession of General Soult, Lescombat's letters, a few sayings scattered through collections of anecdotes; but most of all the prayers of religious ecstatics, and passages in our fabliaux,- these things alone have power to carry me back to the divine heights of my first love. – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  8. But I am eccentric: I have read in our old Fabliaux of December and May. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. The Fabliaux show us an artless picture of manners, where, after confessing husband and wife, the priest gave them the discipline without any ceremony, just as they were, behind the confessional. – La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages by Jules Michelet
  10. The supernatural beings that figure in old French fabliaux and legends are bright and cheerful creations, and remarkable for a cleanliness which is noticeably lacking in our filthy rabble of German hobgoblins. – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  11. In the Fabliaux the state of things is quite different. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  12. Now he addresses a daring poem to King James, slyly laughing at one of his numerous love affairs; now he writes the story of the Two Friars of Berwick, or the Treatise of the Two Married Women and the Widow, broadly comic fabliaux which might well have found a place among the Canterbury Tales. – Chaucer and His Times by Grace E. Hadow
  13. And as for the licentiousness of their poetry- which has been alleged as proof of their profligacy- I can only say, that it is no more licentious than the fabliaux of their French conquerors, while it is far more delicate and refined. – Prose Idylls by Charles Kingsley
  14. In France, as everywhere else, prose fiction, like prose of all kinds, was considerably later in production than verse, and short tales of the kind before us were especially postponed by the number, excellence, and popularity of the verse fabliaux. – The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. I. (of V.) by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
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