Nevertheless, in that throng, upon which the four allegories vied with each other in pouring out floods of metaphors, there was no ear more attentive, no heart that palpitated more, not an eye was more haggard, no neck more outstretched, than the eye, the ear, the neck, and the heart of the author, of the poet, of that brave Pierre Gringoire, who had not been able to resist, a moment before, the joy of telling his name to two pretty girls.
Hardly had Gringoire raised this intoxicating cup of joy and triumph to his lips, when a drop of bitterness was mingled with it.
It made Gringoire shudder as though it had been an electric shock.
Of course," replied Gringoire, a good deal shocked by the question.
The exposition, rather long and rather empty, that is to say, according to the rules, was simple; and Gringoire, in the candid sanctuary of his own conscience, admired its clearness.
The Feast of Fools continued to be celebrated in Europe through the sixteenth century, the period in France when the end of the career of Gringoire
, the famous Prince des Sots, coincided with the popularity of the new Italian touring companies.
3) Entitled Godefroy de Boulion, this work also contains three poems: a rhymed summary of the book (`Epigramme de l'aucteur sur le contenu de ce present livre'), a poem by Pierre Gringoire
,(4) and the crusade song `Nus ne poroit de mauvaise raison', which Desrey presents as a vers servantois commissioned or composed by Raoul de Soissons: `Raoul de Soissons .