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- n. Plural form of pastourelle.
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"pastourelles," the wise or foolish heroines of which are shepherdesses;
He had already written four others, the "Disputation des pastourelles"
The poem, a simple discourse or dispute between two lovers, something in the style of some French _pastourelles_, displays however, with some of the exaggeration and stock phrase of Provençal (perhaps we might say of all) love-poetry, little or nothing of that peculiar mystical tone which we have been accustomed to associate with early
_jeuspartis_, _pastourelles_, _ballades_ -- of all the literary forms in fact which were then cultivated.
_pastourelles_, Marie's friends and relatives; two or three respectable matrons, her neighbours, loquacious, quick of reply, and rigid guardians of ancient usages; then she selected a dozen vigorous champions from her kinsmen and friends; and lastly, the old
1 Various other kinds of lyric poetry begin to appear at the end of the twelfth century, motots, serventois, pastourelles, rotrouenges, rondeaux, lais, ballettes, and virelais.