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Marie Richards at Jun 29, 2022 06:50 PM

Page 247

C.xv.

moient tant philosophie pour eulx mieulx congnoi
stre en bien et en iuste vie. Mais pour che que par
pluseurs foiz nous avons parle de philosophie et quel
chose cest et que si tresgrant bien en vient que lome
poeut par che avoir lentendement de congnoistre et
amer dieu. Si vous dirons que che signiffie. Quelle
VRaie chose est philosophie et del responce de platon
philosophie si est avoir congnoissanche
de dieu et fine amour de sapience et savoir
les secrets et ordonnanches des choses divines et des
humaines pour congnoistre dieu et son povoir quel
il doit estre. si quilz se peussent tellement conduire que
a dieu feussent agreables. Qui bien congnoist dieu
et ses misteres il scet entierement philosophie. Tous
sont bons philosophes qui de eulx meismes ont bonne
congnoissanche. Dont platon respondi a aulcunes
qui lui demanderent en commun et leur dist que il a
voit apris sans plus il dist bien Car tout son temps
avoit emploie en estudier pour aprendre. Adont lui
fut dit. Maistre il est bien en vous de nous dire aul
cun bon mot procedant de hault entendement comme


Translation

115

loved philosophy so much, so that they could better
know the good and just life. For this reason we have
spoken about philosophy several times, since it is a
matter that is of great good, and by it man can
have understanding of how to know and love
God. Therefore I will tell you what this means.
[rubric:] What philosophy is, and Plato's answer. [/rubric]
True philosophy is having understanding
of God and a fine love of wisdom, and knowing
the secrets and ordonnances of divine and human
matters, in order to know God and His power; and what
a mand should be so that they could conduct themselves
in such a way that they would be agreeable to God. [see note]
He who knows God and his mysteries well, he knows
philosophy entirey. They all are good philosophers who
have a good understanding of themselves. On this matter,
Plato responded to several people who asked him together,
and told them that he had learned this and needed nothing
more [see note], for he had spent all his time studying in
order to learn. Then it was said to him: "Master, it is good of you
to tell us some good word proceeding from your high understanding, as

Page 247

C.xv.

moient tant philosophie pour eulx mieulx congnoi-
stre en bien et en iuste vie. Mais pour che que par
pluseurs foiz nous avons parle de philosophie et quel
chose c'est et que si tresgrant bien en vient que l'ome
poeut par che avoir l'entendement de congnoistre et
amer dieu. Si vous dirons que che signiffie. Quelle
VRaie chose est philosophie et del responce de platon
philosophie si est avoir congnoissanche
de dieu et fine amour de sapience et savoir
les secrets et ordonnanches des choses divines et des
humaines pour congnoistre dieu et son povoir quel
il doit estre. si qu'ilz se peussent tellement conduire que
a dieu feussent agreables. Qui bien congnoist dieu
et ses misteres il scet entierement philosophie. Tous
sont bons philosophes qui de eulx meismes ont bonne
congnoissanche. Dont platon respondi a aulcunes
qui lui demanderent en commun et leur dist que il a-
voit apris sans plus il dist bien Car tout son temps
avoit emploie en estudier pour aprendre. Adont lui
fut dit. Maistre il est bien en vous de nous dire aul-
cun bon mot procedant de hault entendement comme


Translation

115

loved philosophy so much, so that they could better
know the good and just life. For this reason we have
spoken about philosophy several times, since it is a
matter that is of great good, and by it man can
have understanding of how to know and love
God. Therefore I will tell you what this means.
[rubric:] What philosophy is, and Plato's answer. [/rubric]
True philosophy is having understanding
of God and a fine love of wisdom, and knowing
the secrets and ordonnances of divine and human
matters, in order to know God and His power; and what
a mand should be so that they could conduct themselves
in such a way that they would be agreeable to God. [see note]
He who knows God and his mysteries well, he knows
philosophy entirey. They all are good philosophers who
have a good understanding of themselves. On this matter,
Plato responded to several people who asked him together,
and told them that he had learned this and needed nothing
more [see note], for he had spent all his time studying in
order to learn. Then it was said to him: "Master, it is good of you
to tell us some good word proceeding from your high understanding, as