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Tale of the Parrot

By De Carcasses, Arnaut

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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Tale of the Parrot  
Author: De Carcasses, Arnaut
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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In a garden enclosed by a wall in the shade of a leafy laurel, I heard a parrot discoursing on the subject I will relate to you. He had come before a lady and brought her greetings from afar. My lady, he said to her, God save you! I am a messenger, and may it not displease you if I tell you why I have come here to you in this garden. The best knight who ever lived, the most distinguished and full of joy, Antiphanor, the son of the king who gave a tournament in your honor, sends you a hundred thousand greetings, and prays you, through me, to love him. For without you he cannot be cured of the lovesickness which makes him languish; no doctor can help him at all, but you have it in your power. You can cure him, if you are willing; if you will only send to him, by me, a jewel which he may wear for your love, then you will release him from his sorrow. By my faith, I will tell you more about why you ought to grant him your mercy: for, if it please you, he would rather die for you than live happily for another. With that, the lady replied to him and said, Friend, from where have you come here, and what do you seek? You seem too eloquent to me! When you dare to say that I should give a jewel, or offer one 1...

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