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Marie Richards at Jun 22, 2022 07:24 PM

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cie. Il se met en aulcune samblanche en telle figure com
me il veult. Car il en scet autant comme il lui en esceult
mais est ung art qui donne la mort a celui qui se y haban-
donne mauvaisement. Car il ne se donne de garde quant
il est dampne en corps et en ame. Mais nous enquerrons
chi apres que il advient en lair de la terre . Comment
nues Grelles Gellees Tempestes. Tonnoirres esclis
tres et fouldres du ciel adviennent :-

OR volons parler des nues pour savoir
que cest et de la pluie aussi. Le soleil est
le fondement de toute chaleur et de tous
temps. Tout ainsi comme le coeur del homme est le fonde
ment de la chaleur qui habonde en lui est le soleil le coeur
du monde et le fondement qui est en lui de toute nature
le chaleur Car par lui a vie et vit tout che que en terre
naist. Sicomme il plaist a nostre seigneur comme chi apres
sera declaire se la matere et substance de che present livre
volez ouyr et bien retenir Car il fait monter les nues
en hault et puis en fait la pluye devaler en bas Si vous
monstreray comment il se fait et en brief par sa for
ce et entendez en quelle maniere. Quant le soleil es-


Translation

the necromancer may form the spirit into whatever
semblance or form he wishes. For he knows how to do this,
but it is an art that causes death to anyone who gives himself
over to it evilly. For someone who does not take care will be
damned in body and soul. But now we will look at
what happens in the air and on the earth. [rubric:] How
hail, frost, storms, thunder, and lightning come about. [/rubric]
Now I want to talk about the clouds, to understand what they
are, and also about rain. The sun is the basis for
all heat and all weather.
Just as the heart of a many is the basis for the heat that abounds in
him, so the sun is the heart of the world and the basis of everything
it it that has the nature of heat. For by it everything that is
born in the earth has life and lives. Thus it pleases Our Lord
that you should hear and remember the matter and substance
of this book, as will be described below. For the sun causes the
clouds to climb in the sky and the rain to fall. So I will briefly
show you how this is done by its power. When the sun

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cie. Il se met en aulcune samblanche en telle figure com-
me il veult. Car il en scet autant comme il lui en esceult
mais est ung art qui donne la mort a celui qui se y haban-
donne mauvaisement. Car il ne se donne de garde quant
il est dampne en corps et en ame. Mais nous enquerrons
chi apres que il advient en l'air de la terre . Comment
nues Grelles Gellees Tempestes. Tonnoirres esclis-
tres et fouldres du ciel adviennent :-

OR volons parler des nues pour savoir
que c'est et de la pluie aussi. Le soleil est
le fondement de toute chaleur et de tous
temps. Tout ainsi comme le coeur del homme est le fonde-
ment de la chaleur qui habonde en lui est le soleil le coeur
du monde et le fondement qui est en lui de toute nature
le chaleur Car par lui a vie et vit tout che que en terre
naist. Sicomme il plaist a nostre seigneur comme chi apres
sera declaire se la matere et substance de che present livre
volez ouyr et bien retenir Car il fait monter les nues
en hault et puis en fait la pluye devaler en bas Si vous
monstreray comment il se fait et en brief par sa for-
ce et entendez en quelle maniere. Quant le soleil es-


Translation

the necromancer may form the spirit into whatever
semblance or form he wishes. For he knows how to do this,
but it is an art that causes death to anyone who gives himself
over to it evilly. For someone who does not take care will be
damned in body and soul. But now we will look at
what happens in the air and on the earth. [rubric:] How
hail, frost, storms, thunder, and lightning come about. [/rubric]
Now I want to talk about the clouds, to understand what they
are, and also about rain. The sun is the basis for
all heat and all weather.
Just as the heart of a many is the basis for the heat that abounds in
him, so the sun is the heart of the world and the basis of everything
it it that has the nature of heat. For by it everything that is
born in the earth has life and lives. Thus it pleases Our Lord
that you should hear and remember the matter and substance
of this book, as will be described below. For the sun causes the
clouds to climb in the sky and the rain to fall. So I will briefly
show you how this is done by its power. When the sun