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174 –77; Madeleine Lazard, Images littéraires de la femme à la Renaissance (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1985); Jeanne Prine, “Louise Labé, Poet of Lyon,” in Women Writers of the Renaissance and Reformation, ed. Katharina M. Wilson (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1987), 132–34; François Rigolot, Louise Labé Lyonnaise ou la Renaissance au féminin (Paris: Honoré Champion, 1997), esp. , Chronologie, in Louise Labé: Œuvres complètes, 2nd ed. (Paris: Flammarion, 2004), 269–77. 2 Upon his marriage to Guillemette, Pierre came into ownership of this property and likewise assumed the name Labé, which his daughter would retain throughout her life, eschewing her original paternal and her subsequent marital appellation.
42 below]). This imperative for mutual encouragement invites the reader to contemplate what, precisely, deﬁnes the character of the “virtuous Ladies” (vertueuses Dames) to whom Labé refers — especially given that she employs some form of the term “virtue” three times in this section of the text. 6 One of Labé’s coups de force here is that at the same time as she rhetorically underlines the requisite social acceptability anticipated in her call to “virtuous” women, she suggests by her very call to action that such women are courageous and possess the capacity to empower themselves.