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 (răb′ə-lā′, răb′ə-lā′, räb-lĕ′), François 1494?-1553.
French humanist and writer of satirical attacks on medieval scholasticism and superstition, most notably Pantagruel (1532) and Gargantua (1534).


(ˈræbəˌleɪ; French rablɛ)
(Biography) François (frɑ̃swa). ?1494–1553, French writer. His written works, esp Gargantua and Pantagruel (1534), contain a lively mixture of earthy wit, common sense, and satire


(ˈræb əˌleɪ, ˌræb əˈleɪ)

François, c1490–1553, French satirist and humorist.
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Come, thou that hast inspired thy Aristophanes, thy Lucian, thy Cervantes, thy Rabelais, thy Moliere, thy Shakespear, thy Swift, thy Marivaux, fill my pages with humour; till mankind learn the good-nature to laugh only at the follies of others, and the humility to grieve at their own.
But he who dodges hospitals and jails, and walks fast crossing grave-yards, and would rather talk of operas than hell; calls Cowper, Young, Pascal, Rousseau, poor devils all of sick men; and throughout a care-free lifetime swears by Rabelais as passing wise, and therefore jolly; --not that man is fitted to sit down on tomb-stones, and break the green damp mould with unfathomably wondrous Solomon.
It was an opportunity for him to talk, and for me to hear, that old language of Rabelais, which is still in use in some Canadian provinces.
I suppose that the entity of the poet may be represented by the number ten; it is certain that a chemist on analyzing and pharmacopolizing it, as Rabelais says, would find it composed of one part interest to nine parts of self-esteem.
Jeux de mots, Enjeux Litteraires, de Francois Rabelais a Richard Millet: Essais en Hommage a Sjef Houppermans (French Edition)
Contract award notice: Sps coordinator mission in the context of accessibility of berthe fouchre nursery school and rabelais elementary school in creil
Berth occupancy was 75% at the port on Thursday where total eight ships namely Rabelais, Ocean Kite, Atlantic Glory,Atlantic Miracle,Juist, Jia Run, Sun Ploeg, Horizon, and Chemroute Sky are currently occupying berths to load/offload containers, urea, chemical, fertilizer, and edible oil respectively during last 24 hours.
A ideia da onipotencia absoluta, sem limites, sem reservas, da Divindade, e a que exprimem sem duvida mais vigorosamente, e com mais frequencia, nao apenas os herois de Rabelais, mas tambem, nas publicacoes em que fala em seu nome, diretamente, o proprio Francois Rabelais.
Here Rabelais text invites the reader to stop along the travels chronicled on its surface and venture beneath it to follow its tangents, interrogate its words, and decode its signs, thereby, effectively obeying the injunction in his prologue to Gargantua: "par curieuse lemon et meditation frequente, rompre l'os et sugcer la sustantificque mouelle" ("by careful reading and frequent meditation, break the bone and suck out the substantific marrow") (5; Frame 4).
Kuwait's Cultural Bureau in Paris and Francois Rabelais University discussed setting up a second semester for Kuwaiti freshmen studying dilompa, as part of a cooperation agreement signed by the two sides last April.
Instructors report from the trenches on teaching the work of French Renaissance satirist Rabelais (1490-1533).
Rabelais was known for his bawdy humor, and Cerredo clearly understood this potential for comic exaggeration.