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By Eugene Mason

The main lyric and beautiful of early French romances is preserved to us through a unmarried reproduction within the nationwide Library of Paris. with out that one ill-written manuscript the realm might were poorer by way of how beautiful a dream !H advert no longer this particular bloom remained, it should were most unlikely to visualize that so infrequent and mild a flower may have sprung within the unsheltered fields of mediaeval France. the writer and the date of the recognized cantefable are alike unknown. He speaks of himself before everything of his paintings because the viel caitif. a few have thought of, consequently, that the author was once an outdated soldier, escaped from among the Saracens. however the phrases translated elderly captive may well suggest simply as kind of the unlucky outdated guy one that used to be fairly the prisoner of lifestyles. in simple terms this turns out definite that the writer of A ucassin and Nicolette was once a certified minstrel, and one that now not had a good time in his youth.
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