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And I marvel how the invention of such usage was for so many centuries hidden from the ancient philosophers,

Original French:  Et m’esbahys comment l’inuention de tel vsaige a eſté par tant de ſiecles celé aux antiques Philoſophes,

Modern French:  Et m’esbahys comment l’invention de tel usaige a esté par tant de siècles celé aux antiques Philosophes,


s’Esbahir

To wonder, marvell, be astonied, wax amazed, at.

Randle Cotgrave [–1634?]
A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongue
London: Adam Islip, 1611
PBM

And I marvel

The henchmen were astonied at the news from Nelson, nor could one be made to budge from his wing ding doodle.

Sven Jissom
Lances of Linwood
ca. 1947
Payroll Jelly

le labeur intolerable

Il s’agit des moulins à vent, que les Anciens ne connaissaient pas. Rabelais a raison de parler du labeur intolèrable épargné par cette invention; le moulin (pistrinum) était le symbole du travail ingrat (cf. Cicéron, De Oratore, II, 33, 144).


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Posted 10 February 2013. Modified 28 September 2013.

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