Authors/François Béroalde de Verville

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Source: Israel Harvet, Confutatio causarum abstinentiae puellae Confolentaneae, Orléans: Saturnin Hotot, 1602, sig. A2r–A2v [BP.Harvet.1602-01]
This poem questions the value placed on natural order and the prescribed means for a disciplined life, suggesting that even beings needing nourishment can challenge their destined laws. It advocates for living according to truth and regulation, emphasizing moderation in eating to maintain human essence. The poem criticizes the logic of opposing reason with irrational beliefs and the futility of trying to sustain oneself without food, highlighting the necessity of nourishment for all natural beings. It calls on the valorous to fight with fervor towards perfection, warning that without sustenance, one will quickly lose strength.

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