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beginning of the 15th century (1403), French - Paris

Bibliothèque nationale de France

Français 598: De mulieribus claris by Giovanni Boccaccio

fol. 151r - Pope Joan

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84521932/f1.planchecontact.r=francais+598.langEN

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    Watched a documentary on this chick, Pope Joan, today.
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    Behold Pope Joan, the historical (or mythological) female pope! She was a woman who disguised herself as a monk. Due to...
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    Wheeeeee!!!!!! Hi floor! Make me a sammich!
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    That is *exactly* how it happens.
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    What is that baby doing?? Is she suposed to be giving birth, I wonder?!
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    I hate when that happens.
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    that’s exactly how it happens
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    Doh!
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    Doh!
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