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Marie Richards at Jan 23, 2023 06:08 PM

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[image: Title: Roundness of the earth: distance traveled by stones cast to the center of the earth
Form: Diagrams, 10 lines (top) and 7 lines (bottom)]

Et si nen
pourroit len
tant getter dedens
que les pertrins
seroient tous plains
pareillement com
me ilz furent de
vant. Sicomme
veoir povez en ce
ste presente figu
re laquelle le vous demonstre bien. Or vous
souffice a tant pour apres che parler daultres
choses. Quelle la Reondesse de la terre est
O
R veullies dont
ychi oyr pour vous
plainement deviser com
ment la terre est reonde
Qui pourroit tant
monter en haut en
lair que on peust Re
garder la terre par vauls et par plains. La


Translation

And it might be that
they throw in
so many stones
that all
the holes would become filled up,
as they had been
before. You can
see this in this
figure here, which
shows it to you well.
So now this is enough
for you on this matter,
and we turn to discussing
other things. [rubric:] What the roundness of the earth is like.
Please listen now as we
clearly explain to you
how it is that the earth is round.
If someone should climb
so high in the air that
he could see the earth in its valleys
and the plains, the

Page 94

[image: Title: Roundness of the earth: distance traveled by stones cast to the center of the earth
Form: Diagrams, 10 lines (top) and 7 lines (bottom)]

Et si nen
pourroit len
tant getter dedens
que les pertrins
seroient tous plains
pareillement com
me ilz furent de
vant. Sicomme
veoir povez en ce
ste presente figu
re laquelle le vous demonstre bien. Or vous
souffice a tant pour apres che parler daultres
choses. Quelle la Reondesse de la terre est
O
R veullies dont
ychi oyr pour vous
plainement deviser com
ment la terre est reonde
Qui pourroit tant
monter en haut en
lair que on peust Re
garder la terre par vauls et par plains. La


Translation

And it might be that
they throw in
so many stones
that all
the holes would become filled up,
as they had been
before. You can
see this in this
figure here, which
shows it to you well.
So now this is enough
for you on this matter,
and we turn to discussing
other things. [rubric:] What the roundness of the earth is like.
Please listen now as we
clearly explain to you
how it is that the earth is round.
If someone should climb
so high in the air that
he could see the earth in its valleys
and the plains, the