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peurent comprendre pour quoy et comment tout le
monde estoit fait et compasse. Sicomme vous avez ouy
chi dessus. Si penserent lors que bien porroient savoir
et avoir raison daucunes choses puis quilz en avoient
lentendement du tout puissant den savoir en partie
Au moins de celles que ilz povoient veoir a leurs
yeulx combien que ilz fussent loings. Ainse vouldrent
ilz savair la raison de che quilz veoient mouvoir les
estoilles du firmament et de che quelles reluisoient si
cler Certes che fust la principale cause qui premiere
ment les mist en l'estude denquerre la science que pas
ilz ne savoient. Si sceurent bien que ilz enquerroient
plus tost des choses que ilz veoient nulles. Et pour che
furrent ilz esmenez de savoir et denquerre che quilz a
voient veu par maintez foiz mouvoir le firmament
si en vouldrent savoir la verite et disoient que moult
bon faisoit savoir ce quil plaisoit a dieu et cognoistre
de ses naturelles euvres pour plus parfaitement con
gnoistre et savoir comment il fut dieu tout puissant
Car len ne poent savoir ne trouver nulles raisones
de dieu si non tant seulement par ses euvres. Les


Translation

could comprehend why and how all the world
was made and encompassed, as you have heard
previously. They thought that if they could understand
and reason out individual things, then they could, from them,
gain understanding of the All-Powerful, and know Him in part --
at least by the things which they could see with their
own eyes, even if they were far away. Thus they wanted
to know the reason why they could see the stars move
in the heavens and why they shone so brightly. This was
certainly the primary reason why they first
started to study and investigate the sciences that
they did not know. And they were sure that they should
investigate the the things that they saw, rather than those
they could not see.
And for this reason they were led to know and to investigate
the movement of the firmament, which they had often observed,
because they wanted to know the truth. And they would say
that it was a very good thing to come to know that which was
pleasing to God and to understand his
natural works, in order to more perfectly understand and know
how He was the all-powerful God.
For one cannot know or find any reasoning
of God except solely through his works. The

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peurent comprendre pour quoy et comment tout le
monde estoit fait et compasse. Sicomme vous auez ouy
chi dessus. Si penserent lors que bien porroient savoir
et auoir raison daucunes choses puis quilz en auoient
lentendement du tout puissant den savoir en partie
Au moins de celles que ilz povoient veoir a leurs
yeulx combien que ilz fussent loings. Ainse vouldrent
ilz savair la raison de che quilz veoient mouuoir les
estoilles du firmament et de che quelles reluisoient si
cler Certes che fust la principale cause qui premiere
ment les mist en l'estude denquerre la science que pas
ilz ne savoient. Si sceurent bien que ilz enquerroient
plus tost des choses que ilz veoient nulles. Et pour che
furrent ilz esmenez de savoir et denquerre che quilz a
voient veu par maintez foiz mouvoir le firmament
si en vouldrent sauoir la verite et disoient que moult
bon faisoit savoir ce quil plaisoit a dieu et cognoistre
de ses naturelles euures pour plus parfaitement con
gnoistre et sauoir comment il fut dieu tout puissant
Car len ne poent sauoir ne trouuer nulles raisones
de dieu si non tant seulement par ses euures. Les


Translation

could comprehend why and how all the world
was made and encompassed, as you have heard
previously. They thought that if they could understand
and reason out individual things, then they could, from them,
gain understanding of the All-Powerful, and know Him in part --
at least by the things which they could see with their
own eyes, even if they were far away. Thus they wanted
to know the reason why they could see the stars move
in the heavens and why they shone so brightly. This was
certainly the primary reason why they first
started to study and investigate the sciences that
they did not know. And they were sure that they should
investigate the the things that they saw, rather than those
they could not see.
And for this reason they were led to know and to investigate
the movement of the firmament, which they had often observed,
because they wanted to know the truth. And they would say
that it was a very good thing to come to know that which was
pleasing to God and to understand his
natural works, in order to more perfectly understand and know
how He was the all-powerful God.
For one cannot know or find any reasoning
of God except solely through his works. The