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  • There lived at that time, within the precincts of Notre-Dame, under the care of her uncle, the canon Fulbert, a young girl named Heloise, of noble extraction, and born about 1101.
  • Thereupon Heloise found herself pregnant, and was carried off by her lover to Brittany, where she gave birth to a son.
  • To appease her furious uncle, Abelard now proposed a marriage, under the condition that it should be kept secret, in order not to mar his prospects of advancement in the church; but of marriage, whether public or secret, Heloise would hear nothing.
  • The secret of the marriage was not kept by Fulbert; and when Heloise, true to her singular purpose, boldly denied it, life was made so unsupportable to her that she sought refuge in the convent of Argenteuil.
  • Heloise, not yet twenty, consummated her work of self-sacrifice at the call of his jealous love, and took the veil.
 

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