I confess indeed that a little fire of straw refreshes and rejoices it

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I confess indeed that a little fire of straw refreshes and rejoices it.

Original French:  Ie confeſſe bien que petit feu de paille la vegète & reſiouiſt.

Modern French:  Je confesse bien que petit feu de paille la vegète & resiouist.



Notes

vegeter

Vegerer. To quicken, refresh, give life, groweth, or increase unto; also, to grow, bud, or put forth, as plants.

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

vegete

Rendre vigoureux; du lat. scolasatique vegetare, même sens.

Rabelais, François (ca. 1483–1553), Oeuvres. Édition critique. Tome Cinquieme: Tiers Livre. Abel Lefranc (1863-1952), editor. Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, 1931. p. 372. Internet Archive

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Posted 10 February 2013. Modified 3 July 2018.

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