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Thus is it put into its inestimable virtues, of which [I] will expose to you part,

Original French:  Ainſi eſt elle misſe en ſes ineſtimables vertus, des quelles vous expouſeray partie,

Modern French:  Ainsi est elle mise en ses inestimables vertus, des quelles vous expouseray partie,

inestimables vertus

Cf. Polydore Vergile, De Inventoribus rerum, VI, 1: «Mille lini usus sunt» etc. Rappelons que R., comme Pline, confond le chanvre et le lin.

François Rabelais [ca. 1483 – ca. 1553]
Le Tiers Livre
Michael A. Screech, editor
Paris-Genève: Librarie Droz, 1964



Posted 10 February 2013. Modified 8 November 2015.

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