The Treatise on the Astrolabe

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J.R. Smith, 1870 - Astrolabes - 108 pages
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Page 59 - The droghte of Marche hath perced to the roote, And bathed every veyne in swich licour, Of which vertu engendred is the flour; Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth Inspired hath in every holt and heeth...
Page 18 - Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius...
Page 85 - His vois was merier than the mery orgon, On masse dayes that in the chirche goon ; Wei sikerer was his crowyng in his logge, Than is a clok, or an abbay orologge.
Page 95 - That in the grove hadde woned yeres three, By heigh ymaginacioun forncast, The same nyght thurghout the hegges brast Into the yerd ther...
Page 18 - But considre wel that I ne usurpe not to have founden this werk of my labour or of myn engyn. I n'am but a lewd compilator of the labour of olde astrologiens, and have it translatid in myn Englissh oonly for thy doctrine. And with this swerd shal I sleen envie.
Page 68 - Adam Scrivener, if ever it thee befall, Boece or Troilus for to write new, Under thy long locks thou maist have the scall, But after my making thou write more trew. So oft a day I mote thy wcrke renew, It to correct and eke to rubbe and scrape, And all ia thorow thy negligence and rape.
Page 66 - The fourthe part, of half an hour and more ; And though he were nat depe expert in lore, He wist it was the eightetene day Of April, that is messanger to May; And sawe wel that the schade of every tree Was in the lengthe the same quantite That was the body erecte, that caused it...
Page 72 - Tale. It is very remarkable that the only year, perhaps in the whole of Chaucer's lifetime, in which the moon could have arisen with this star on the 18th of April, should be the identical year to which Tyrwhitt, reasoning from historical evidence alone, would fain attribute the writing of the Canterbury Tales, ie 1388.
Page 66 - Chaucer's time, than to the 18th ; but since he docs not profess to critical exactness, and since it is always better to adhere to written authority, when it is not grossly and obviously corrupt, such MSS. as name the 18th of April ought to be respected ; but Tyrwhitt's
Page 99 - ... which could be procured. It was a crime to wear fur on a day of the most piercing cold ; or to appear with a hood, cloak, gloves, or muff.

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