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all human nature covered in the first position.

Original French:  toute humaine nature couuerte en premiere poſition.

Modern French:  toute humaine nature couverte en première position.


the first Position

i.e. lying down, covered with sheets.

François Rabelais [ca. 1483 – ca. 1553]
Gargantua and Pantagruel
William Francis Smith, translator
London, 1893

couvert en premiere position

No human but immediately upon birth is hastily wrapped up in it.

François Rabelais [ca. 1483 – ca. 1553]
Complete works of Rabelais
Jacques LeClercq, translator
New York: Modern Library, 1936

premiere position

La chemise est la première pièce du vêtement.

François Rabelais [ca. 1483 – ca. 1553]
Le Tiers Livre
Jean Céard, editor
Librarie Général Français, 1995

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Posted 10 February 2013. Modified 2 December 2014.

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