Hektoen International

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Tag: Dr. Rondibilis

  • Doctor Rabelais Part III: Doctor Rondibilis on bridling the senses

    During their travels Pantagruel and Panurge meet Dr. Rondibilis, from whom Panurge seeks advice on whether to marry. There follows a passage that has been characterized as “pearls buried in the manure, amid the coarse and obstetric remarks on Panurge’s marriage.” The learned doctor discusses the pros and cons of marriage and outlines five possible…