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Marie Richards at Jun 08, 2022 09:06 PM

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bonte qui habonde en lui. Aussi doit mieulx va
loir le roy des aultres gens et plus de sens et de cler
gie si que par sa vaillance et souffisanche il puist
reluire entre les aultres gens. Et par example
de son bien faire que ilz verront en lui se puissent
a droit conduire et attraire a nostre seigneur. Et
par ainsi seroit il Roy a droit en che monde et
en paradis. Si seroit bien droit et raison que
ilz meissent diligence daprendre telle clergie et
science que apres ceste vie mortelle ilz ne perdis
sent la seignourie du ciel. Car par nature et par
lignaigne doivent ilz tous amer clergie et tousjours
aprendre. Certes lempereur dalemaignie ama de
tout son coeur philosophie et a son povoir lavan
cha en franche. Et tous les bons clercs quils povoit
recouvrer il les retenoit a sa court et les mandoit
par tout ou il les savoit. Maint traveil main
te paine et maint daingier et ennuy eult en son
temps pour exaultier la foy cristienne. Ne on
ques pour che ne voelt laissier que il ne tenist
les clers en tresgrant reverence. Car moult vo


Translation

of its abundance, so the king should be more
highly valued that other people and have more
wisdom and more clergy, so that by his valor
and sufficiency he can be resplendent among men.
And by the example of the good deeds that others
see him do, they may be attracted to Our Lord.
And in this way the king would be righteous
in this world and in Paradise. And these kings
should rightly make the effort to learn from the
clergy so that after this mortal
life they will not lose the lordship of heaven.
For by nature and by lineage they should love the
clergy and always learn from them. Certainly
the emperor of Germany loved philosophy
with all his heart and advanced it in France
as much as he could. And he kept at his court
all the good clerics that he could find, or sent them
to all the places he knew of. In his time he labored
and sufferred, undergoing danger and worry,
in order to exalt the Christian faith. And he never
neglected to show great reverence for his clerics. For he

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bonte qui habonde en lui. Aussi doit mieulx va-
loir le roy des aultres gens et plus de sens et de cler-
gie si que par sa vaillance et souffisanche il puist
reluire entre les aultres gens. Et par example
de son bien faire que ilz verront en lui se puissent
a droit conduire et attraire a nostre seigneur. Et
par ainsi seroit il Roy a droit en che monde et
en paradis. Si seroit bien droit et raison que
ilz meissent diligence d'aprendre telle clergie et
science que apres ceste vie mortelle ilz ne perdis-
sent la seignourie du ciel. Car par nature et par
lignaigne doivent ilz tous amer clergie et tousjours
aprendre. Certes l'empereur d'alemaignie ama de
tout son coeur philosophie et a son povoir l'avan-
cha en franche. Et tous les bons clercs qu'ils povoit
recouvrer il les retenoit a sa court et les mandoit
par tout ou il les savoit. Maint traveil main-
te paine et maint daingier et ennuy eult en son
temps pour exaultier la foy cristienne. Ne on-
ques pour che ne voelt laissier que il ne tenist
les clers en tresgrant reverence. Car moult vo-


Translation

of its abundance, so the king should be more
highly valued that other people and have more
wisdom and more clergy, so that by his valor
and sufficiency he can be resplendent among men.
And by the example of the good deeds that others
see him do, they may be attracted to Our Lord.
And in this way the king would be righteous
in this world and in Paradise. And these kings
should rightly make the effort to learn from the
clergy so that after this mortal
life they will not lose the lordship of heaven.
For by nature and by lineage they should love the
clergy and always learn from them. Certainly
the emperor of Germany loved philosophy
with all his heart and advanced it in France
as much as he could. And he kept at his court
all the good clerics that he could find, or sent them
to all the places he knew of. In his time he labored
and sufferred, undergoing danger and worry,
in order to exalt the Christian faith. And he never
neglected to show great reverence for his clerics. For he