treatise (n.)
story, tale, narrative
MA I.i.294 [Claudio to Don Pedro, of his love for Hero] I would have salved it with a longer treatise
Mac V.v.12 [Macbeth to himself] The time has been ... my fell of hair / Would at a dismal treatise rouse and stir / As life were in't
Ven 774 [Adonis to Venus] Your treatise makes me like you worse and worse