Tag: Gargantua and Pantagruel

The inscription set upon the great gate of Theleme

Here enter not vile bigots, hypocrites, Externally devoted apes, base snites, Puffed-up, wry-necked beasts, worse than the Huns, Or Ostrogoths, forerunners of baboons: Cursed snakes, dissembled varlets, seeming…

White and Blue

Gargantua’s colours were white and blue, as I have showed you before, by which his father would give us to understand that his son to him was a…

The Abbey of Theleme

There was left only the monk to provide for, whom Gargantua would have made Abbot of Seville, but he refused it. He would have given him the Abbey…