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  • adj. Obsolete spelling of celestial.


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  • Did I not tel you Father Albert, that my beauty was celestiall?

    The Decameron

  • Because (quoth he) thou didst so saucily presume this day, to reprove the celestiall beauty of Madam Lisetta, who (next to my Mother Venus) I love most dearely.

    The Decameron

  • And so farre did this sodaine knowledge in him extend; that he could conceive of divine and celestiall things, and that they were more to be admired and reverenced, then those of humane or terrene consideration; wherefore the more gladly he contented himselfe, to tarry till she awaked of her owne accord.

    The Decameron

  • They haue in no place any setled citie to abide in, neither knowe they of the celestiall citie to come.

    The iournal of frier William de Rubruquis a French man of the order of the minorite friers, vnto the East parts of the worlde. An. Dom. 1253.

  • Besides these riuers, are also in Muscouie certaine lakes, and pooles, the lakes breede fish by the celestiall influence: and amongst them all, the chiefest and most principall is called Bealozera, which is very famous by reason of a very strong towre built in it, wherein the kings of Muscouie reserue and repose their treasure in all times of warre and danger.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • But as he added (Annales, rev.ed. [1631], p. 673): “... it was found to have been in place celestiall farre above the Moone,” — in the very region, that is to say, which Aristotle had claimed was


  • Principles of Musik (1636, p. 1), “ravisheth the minde with a kinde of ecstasi, lifting it up from the regarde of earthly things, unto the desire of celestiall joyz.”

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • When she did this in 1572 with the Duke of Montmorency and their entourage to view the tilt at night from the North gallery, the yard and its terraces illuminated by torches was described as "a theatre celestiall."

    The Globe Theater

  • ¶ Touching these celestiall apparitions, the common doctrine of philosophie is, that they be méere naturall, and therefore of no great admiration.

    Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (5 of 12) Henrie the Second

  • Queene of heaven! the principall of the Gods celestiall, the light of the goddesses: at my will the planets of the ayre, the wholesome winds of the Seas, and the silences of hell be diposed; my name, my divinity is adored throughout all the world in divers manners, in variable customes and in many names, for the Phrygians call me the mother of the

    The Golden Asse


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