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but will at last be taken out of the fire fairer, whiter, and cleaner than it was when you threw it in.

Original French:  mais ſera en fin du feu extraict plus beau, plus blanc, & plus net que ne l’y auiez iecté.

Modern French:  mais sera en fin du feu extraict plus beau, plus blanc, & plus net que ne l’y aviez je.


Plus blanc & plus net

Voiez Plutarque, au traité des Oracles qui ont cessé.

François Rabelais [ca. 1483–1553]
Œuvres de Maitre François Rabelais.
Jacob Le Duchat, editor
Amsterdam: Henri Bordesius, 1711
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plus beau, plus blanc, & plus net

Ozell’s note: “Whiter, &c.] See Plutarch, in his Treatise of Oracles ceasing.”

François Rabelais [ca. 1483–1553]
The Works of Francis Rabelais, M.D.
John Ozell, editor
London: J. Brindley, 1737

Plus blanc et plus net

Voyez Plutarque… (L.)

François Rabelais [ca. 1483–1553]
Œuvres de Rabelais (Edition Variorum)
Charles Esmangart [1736-1793], editor
Paris: Chez Dalibon, 1823
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Posted 1 February 2013. Modified 24 November 2015.

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