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Roman de la Rose,French, tempera on vellum, 1353 When I the age of 20 had attained – The age when Love controls a young man’s heart – As I was wont, one night I went to bed And soundly slept. But there came a dream Which much delighted me, it was so sweet"
Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, Le Roman de la Rose, in a manuscript made for Louise of Savoy, mother of Francis I, with many miniatures in the style of Robinet Testard, French, late 15th century
An example of the faithlessness of women: detail of a miniature of Delilah cutting Samson's hair; from Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, Roman de la Rose, France, c. 1380, Egerton MS 881, f. 128v.
Detail of a miniature of Idleness showing the Lover into the Garden of Pleasure; from Guilluame de Lorris and Jean de Meun, Roman de la Rose, France (Artois or Picardy), c. 1340, Royal MS 20 A. xvii, f. 7v.