Footnote 320

From Perceval de Boulainvilliers' letter to the Duke of Milan; he also adds that "she shrinks from association and conversation with the masses" (for a transcription of the original language, see Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol V, p. 120.)

This was echoed by other sources:

Mathieu Thomassin reported: "And she spoke little, unless someone spoke to her ... and when she was without armor, she was very simple and sparing in her speech" (for a transcription of the original language, see Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol IV, pp. 304, 306).

"La Chronique de la Pucelle" said that "she speaks little, and most of her speech is solely about God, about His blessed mother [the Virgin Mary], the angels, the saints of Paradise..." (for a transcription of the original language, see Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol IV, p. 213.)

An anonymous poem, included in BR 5970 along with the Rehabilitation documents, similarly notes her "extremely sparing" speech (for a transcription of the original language, see Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol V, p. 32).


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