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SectionLinesLecoyDescription
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G 1a1-201-20Preface
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G 1b1-1021-30Introduction (1)
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G 1c1-1431-44Introduction (2)
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G 2a1-4245-86The dream begins: Themes of Spring, Nature, Love, and the (poetic) song of birds
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G 2b1-1687-102Amans dreams that he rises, dresses, and goes out into the countryside
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G 2c1-26103-128Amans finds a river he's never seen before, washes himself, then wanders in a broad prairie
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G 3a1-10129-138Amans discovers the Garden of Deduiz, the wall with its painted portraits
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G 3b1-322139-460Ekphrastic description of the portraits of the courtly vices painted on the exterior of the garden wall
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G 3b.11-12139-151Haïne
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G 3b.21-4152-155Felonie
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G 3b.31-13156-168Vilanie
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G 3b.41-26169-194Covoitise
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G 3b.51-39195-234Avarice
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G 3b.61-56235-290Envie
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G 3b.71-48291-338Tritesce
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G 3b.81-66339-404Vielleice
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G 3b.91-34405-438Ypocrisie
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G 3b.101-22439-460Povreté
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G 4a1-34461-494Garden described as locus amoenus
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G 4b1-27495-521Amans seeks entry, finds a small gate and knocks
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G 4c1-50522-572Oiseuse opens the gate, detailed description of her
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G 4d1-55573-628Oiseuse recounts creation of the Garden by Deduiz; Amans expresses his desire to see more of it
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G 5a1-52629-680Amans enters the garden, birds sing enchantingly
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G 5b1-37681-717Amans reflects on garden, listens to birds singing, approaches Deduiz
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G 5c1-23718-740Amans gazes at Leesce, Deduiz’ mistress
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G 5d1-34741-774Amans watches the dance and the dancers
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G 5e1-24775-798Cortoisie invites Amans to dance
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G 5f1-64799-862Lyric description of Deduiz and Leesce dancing
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G 6a1-41863-903Amors introduced and described
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G 6b1-31904-934Douz Regart, Amors’ squire, introduced, holding Amors’ two bows and 10 arrows: 5 in his right hand, 5 in his left
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G 6c1-50935-984Douz Regart’s arrows of love, 5 positive, 5 negative. The courtly: Biautez, Simpleice, Franchise, Compaignie, Bel Samblant; the anti-courtly: Orguelz, Vilanie, Felonie, Honte, Desesperance.
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G 7a1-292985-1276Description of the seven principal courtiers in Deduiz’ Garden
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G 7a.15-32989-1016Biautez
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G 7a.233-1401017-1124Richece
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G7a.2.a101-1401085-1124Richece’s bejeweled coiffure
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G 7a.3141-2041125-1188Largesce
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G 7a.4205-2421189-1226Franchise
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G 7a.5243-2641227-1248Cortoisie
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G 7a.6265-2721249-1256Oiseuse
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G 7a.7273-2921257-1276Joinece
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G 7b1-481277-1314Amans watches the dance
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G 8a1-301315-1344Shape of the Garden, trees and fruits
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G 8b1-361345-1380Trees and natural wonders of the Garden
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G 8c1-381381-1418Streams and fountains of the Garden
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G 9a1-1031418-1520Fountain of Narcisus described
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G 9a.11-191418-1436Amors follows Amans to Fountain and giant pine; inscription on edge of fountain
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G 9a.220-771437-1494Narcisus myth recounted
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G 9a.378-871495-1504Punishment and moral
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G 9a.488-1031505-1520Moralizing exhortation to women
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G 9b1-481521-1568Amans sees prismatic crystals in the bottom of the fountain, mirror metaphor
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G 9c1-441569-1612Le miroir périlleux
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G 9c.11-81569-1576No remedy for seeing one’s reflection
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G9c.1*11-36<i>The mirror of Narcisus compared to the mirror of Virgil. Typically 36 lines.</i>
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G 9c.29-441577-1612Account of the mirror’s destructive powers
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G 9d1-401613-1652The mirror begins to reflect the garden’s roses
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G 9e1-261653-1678Amans sees the Rose: sensuous description
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G 10a1-2001679-1878Amors pierces Amans’ heart with his arrows
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G 10a.11-291679-1707Amors shoots Amans, effect of wound
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G 10a.230-521708-1730First arrow: Biautez
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G 10a.353-811731-1759Second arrow: Simpleice
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G 10a.482-1361760-1814Third arrow: Cortoisie
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G 10a.5137-1581815-1836Fourth arrow: Compaignie
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G 10a.6159-1861837-1864Fifth arrow: Bel Samblant
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G 10a.7187-2001865-1878The love wounds and their effect
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G 10b1-1701879-2048Amors takes Amans 'prisoner' and demands fealty
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G 10c1-262049-2074Authorial intervention: reprise of G1a on veracity of dreams where truth is concealed but will be revealed before the end
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G 10d1-6742075-2748Amors reveals the 10 Commandments of fin’amors to Amans and teaches him how an obedient lover should perform Amors’ service
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G10d*11-11a-j<i>Amors denounces Vilanie. 10 lines that do not occur in BnF, fr. 1573 (Lecoy’s base manuscript). He has supplied them from control manuscripts and letters them a-j.</i>
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G 10d.11-122075-2086Amors denounces calomnie
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G 10d.213-222087-2096Amors counsels cortoisie
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G 10d.323-382097-2112Amors advises decorum in speech
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G 10d.439-482113-2122Amors: Affect modesty, avoid orguelz
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G 10d.549-882123-2162Amors: Strive for elegance of dress and appearance
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G 10d.689-1242163-2198Amors: Affect gaiety, liveliness
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G 10d.7125-1382199-2212Amors: Practice largesse, generosity
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G 10d.8139-1462213-2220Amors: Affect brevity of speech
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G 10d.9147-1782221-2252Amors: Practice fidelity, be steadfast
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G 10d.10179-4922253-2566Amors: How to perform Amans’ service
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G 10d.11493-5542567-2628Amors: Esperance, the sovereign remedy for love
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G 10d.12555-6742629-2748Amors: Douz Pensers, Doux Palers, Douz Regart, the lover’s friends and acolytes of Esperance
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G 11a1-222749-2770Amors vanishes, Amans alone, laments
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G 11b1-382771-2808Bel Acueil arrives and permits Amans to approach the Rose
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G 11c1-412809-28494 guardians of the Rose introduced: Dangier, Male Bouche, Honte, Peor
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G 11d1-132850-2862Bel Acueil approves the zeal of the guardians, reproves Amans for wishing to kiss the Rose
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G 11e1-412863-2903Amans’ confession to Bel Acueil, his reproving response
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G 12a1-232904-2926Dangier berates Amans
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G 12b1-282927-2954Amans expelled from the Rose garden, Bel Acueil flees
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G 12c1-1282955-3082Reson preaches against love, Amors and his retinue
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G 12c.11-252955-2979Description of Reson, her divine origin
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G 12c.226-1022980-3056Reson’s discourse to Amans: a head versus heart polemic
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G 12c.3103-1283057-3082Amans’ negative response to Reson
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G 13a1-523083-3134Reson departs, Amans seeks solace and aid from Amis
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G 13b1-383135-3172Amis advises Amans to apologize to Dangier
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G 13c1-183173-3190Mollified, Dangier responds to Amans
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G 13d1-133191-3203Amis takes leave of Amans
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G 14a1-273204-3230Amans meditates in front of Rose garden, closely watched by Dangier
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G 14b1-703231-3300Franchise and Pitié come to plead Amans’ cause with Dangier
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G 14c1-263301-3326Dangier caves in and Franchise sends Bel Acueil to Amans
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G 14d1-123327-3338Bel Acueil takes Amans to the Rose garden
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