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Marie Richards at Jun 22, 2022 02:54 PM

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mere. Aultres eaues sourdent ameres et noires que
aulcunes gens boivent pour de leurs maladies gue
rir en lieu de poisons lesquelles font moult grandes
purgations a aulcunes gens souventeffoiz. Cest
une eaue qui sourt noire et clere et court par la ter
re qui est amere et noire. Si est plaine de pourre
ture moult grande pour quoy len se puet donner
grant merveille comment elle poeut estre saine
au corps de lomme. En aultre lieu court eaue caul
de si que len si eschaulderoit bien que len appelle ba
ings naturelz. De telz baings a en la cite daiz en
allemaigne et a plouneres labbaye qui siet en lo
heraine. Et a aiz en gascongne a ung aultre. che
procede pour che que dedens la terre a maintes caver
nes qui sont chauldes et ardans comme feu. Et la
terre a plente de vaines qui sont toutes plaines de
souffre si en vient aulcunefoiz ung vent grant et
froit lequel sen vient par leaue qui en sourt. et se
deboutent si forment que le souffre sen esprend et
ard aussi comme une fornaise tout ardant seroit
Et leaue qui a son cours par ches vaines et par


Translation

becomes sweet. Other waters rise up bitter and black,
and some people drink them instead of poison to
heal their maladies, for they often cause great
purgations in many people. This water
rises black and clear and flows through land that
is bitter and black. It is full of great rottenness,
and for this reason it is very marvellous that it can
be healthy for a man's body. In another place there flows
water so hot that one can be scalded by it, and these places
are called natural baths. There are such baths in the city
of Aix in Germany and at the Abbey of Plombières which is
located in Lorraine, as well as at Aix in Gascony and one
other place. They occur because inside the earth there
are many caverns that are hot and burning like fire.
And the earth has many veins that are full of sulpher.
So it happens sometimes that a great, cold wind will
blow on the water, that surges up. As it does so, the
sulphur takes flame and burns as hot as a furnace.
The water that flows through these veins and through

Page 167

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mere. Aultres eaues sourdent ameres et noires que
aulcunes gens boivent pour de leurs maladies gue-
rir en lieu de poisons lesquelles font moult grandes
purgations a aulcunes gens souventeffoiz. C'est
une eaue qui sourt noire et clere et court par la ter-
re qui est amere et noire. Si est plaine de pourre-
ture moult grande pour quoy l'en se puet donner
grant merveille comment elle poeut estre saine
au corps de l'omme. En aultre lieu court eaue caul-
de si que l'en si eschaulderoit bien que l'en appelle ba-
ings naturelz. De telz baings a en la cite daiz en
allemaigne et a plouneres l'abbaye qui siet en lo-
heraine. Et a aiz en gascongne a ung aultre. che
procede pour che que dedens la terre a maintes caver-
nes qui sont chauldes et ardans comme feu. Et la
terre a plente de vaines qui sont toutes plaines de
souffre si en vient aulcunefoiz ung vent grant et
froit lequel s'en vient par l'eaue qui en sourt. et se
deboutent si forment que le souffre s'en esprend et
ard aussi comme une fornaise tout ardant seroit
Et l'eaue qui a son cours par ches vaines et par


Translation

becomes sweet. Other waters rise up bitter and black,
and some people drink them instead of poison to
heal their maladies, for they often cause great
purgations in many people. This water
rises black and clear and flows through land that
is bitter and black. It is full of great rottenness,
and for this reason it is very marvellous that it can
be healthy for a man's body. In another place there flows
water so hot that one can be scalded by it, and these places
are called natural baths. There are such baths in the city
of Aix in Germany and at the Abbey of Plombières which is
located in Lorraine, as well as at Aix in Gascony and one
other place. They occur because inside the earth there
are many caverns that are hot and burning like fire.
And the earth has many veins that are full of sulpher.
So it happens sometimes that a great, cold wind will
blow on the water, that surges up. As it does so, the
sulphur takes flame and burns as hot as a furnace.
The water that flows through these veins and through