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going along in length
and breadth from the core.
Peel one quarter
and spread the
peel out on the ground or
in your hand, in order
better to see and understand the shape of it.

At the end of this line,
as it goes straight along,
we can see a city that
is called Aaron.
It is located in the middle
of the earth. And it was
made totally round.
In that place astronomy was first invented,

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Marie Richards

original ms. Folio 42v
Walters ms. Folio 47v
BL Royal MS 19 A IX, fols 47v-48r
Caxton, ed. Prior, pp. 61-63
Gossuin, ed. Prior, 103

Marie Richards

Prior notes (p. 61 fn 4) that several lines of the OF text are missing in the BL ms. and the Caxton translation. They are also missing in this text. The break comes after the image, before "Et en la fin de ceste ligne..."