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And such was formerly esteemed this prerogative of imposing one’s name to herbs invented,

Original French:  Et tant a eſté iadis eſtimée ceſte prærogatiue de impoſer ſon nom aux herbes inuentées,

Modern French:  Et tant a esté iadis estimée ceste praerogative de imposer son nom aux herbes inventées,


Et tant a esté jadis estimée ceste prærogative…

Elle l’est encore par les botanistes et zoologistes.

François Rabelais [ca. 1483 – ca. 1553]
Le Tiers Livre
Pierre Michel, editor
Paris: Gallimard, 1966

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Posted 10 February 2013. Modified 27 December 2014.

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