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de paradis et la comparer ou avaluer a la capacite ou
granduer de la terre. ou autant que poeut comprendre
depuis la terre jusques au firmament. Au regard del in
estimable grandeur de dessus le firmament. Car celle
grandeur est inestimable sans fin et sans mesure. Cer
tes le firmament en hault est tant spatieux tant noble
et tant large de tous sens que apaines pourroit homme
penser ou estimer le nombre de pareilles massos [sic, see note] com
me est toute la terre quil fauldroit pour la emplie se
elles estoient toutes en une masse. qui est celui qui sa
grandeur sauroit comprendre. lors que tant en auroit
ensemble et aussi grandes que contient toute la terre
Neant moins si vous en dirons nous che que le plus
licitement en povons penser ne ymaginer . De la
S
E la terre grandeur du firmament et du ciel
estoit plus grande et de tant qui est audessus
plus spatieuse quelle nest pour y amas
ser cent mil tant de gens plus quil ny eult oncques
au monde et chascun deulx fust si puissant quil en
peust engendrer ung aultre chascun jour jusques a
cent mil ans. et fust chascun aussi grant comme ung


Translation

of Paradise and compare it or measure it against the size or
greatness of the earth, or indeed who can comprehend [the distance]
from the earth to the firmament, much less the inestimable
greatness above the firmament, for that greatness is inestimable,
without end or measure. Certainly the firmament on high is so
spacious, noble, and large in every sense that man can scarcely
think or estimate the number of similar massive objects, like
the whole earth, that would be needed to fill it if it were all
in one mass. Who is the person who would know how to
comprehend its greatness, when so many objects have been
gathered together, each so large that it contains the whole
earth. Nevertheless we will tell you what we most can most
usefully think and image about them. [rubric:] Of the greatness
of the firmament and of the sky that is above it. [/rubric]
If the earth were larger and more spacious than it is, big enough
to have a hundred thousand times more people than there has ever
been in the world, and if each of them was so virile that
he could engender another every day for a hundred thousand
years, and if each of these was as big as a

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de paradis et la comparer ou avaluer a la capacite ou
granduer de la terre. ou autant que poeut comprendre
depuis la terre jusques au firmament. Au regard del in-
estimable grandeur de dessus le firmament. Car celle
grandeur est inestimable sans fin et sans mesure. Cer-
tes le firmament en hault est tant spatieux tant noble
et tant large de tous sens que apaines pourroit homme
penser ou estimer le nombre de pareilles massos [sic, see note] com-
me est toute la terre qu'il fauldroit pour la emplie se
elles estoient toutes en une masse. qui est celui qui sa
grandeur sauroit comprendre. lors que tant en auroit
ensemble et aussi grandes que contient toute la terre
Neant moins si vous en dirons nous che que le plus
licitement en povons penser ne ymaginer . De la
S
E la terre grandeur du firmament et du ciel
estoit plus grande et de tant qui est audessus
plus spatieuse qu'elle n'est pour y amas-
ser cent mil tant de gens plus qu'il n'y eult oncques
au monde et chascun d'eulx fust si puissant qu'il en
peust engendrer ung aultre chascun jour jusques a
cent mil ans. et fust chascun aussi grant comme ung


Translation

of Paradise and compare it or measure it against the size or
greatness of the earth, or indeed who can comprehend [the distance]
from the earth to the firmament, much less the inestimable
greatness above the firmament, for that greatness is inestimable,
without end or measure. Certainly the firmament on high is so
spacious, noble, and large in every sense that man can scarcely
think or estimate the number of similar massive objects, like
the whole earth, that would be needed to fill it if it were all
in one mass. Who is the person who would know how to
comprehend its greatness, when so many objects have been
gathered together, each so large that it contains the whole
earth. Nevertheless we will tell you what we most can most
usefully think and image about them. [rubric:] Of the greatness
of the firmament and of the sky that is above it. [/rubric]
If the earth were larger and more spacious than it is, big enough
to have a hundred thousand times more people than there has ever
been in the world, and if each of them was so virile that
he could engender another every day for a hundred thousand
years, and if each of these was as big as a