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  • The commentary from a 1570 edition of the first English translation reads: This most excellent and notable Theoreme was first invented of the greate philosopher Pithagoras, who for the exceeding ioy conceived of the invention thereof, offered in sacrifice an Oxe, as recorde Hierone, Proclus, Lycius, & Vitruvius.

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  • The commentary from a 1570 edition of the first English translation reads: This most excellent and notable Theoreme was first invented of the greate philosopher Pithagoras, who for the exceeding ioy conceived of the invention thereof, offered in sacrifice an Oxe, as recorde Hierone, Proclus, Lycius, & Vitruvius.

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  • The commentary from a 1570 edition of the first English translation reads: This most excellent and notable Theoreme was first invented of the greate philosopher Pithagoras, who for the exceeding ioy conceived of the invention thereof, offered in sacrifice an Oxe, as recorde Hierone, Proclus, Lycius, & Vitruvius.

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  • Moreouer, the Citizens of Kiow hauing intelligence of our approach, came foorth all of them to meet vs, with great ioy.

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

  • In the foresayd palace there are many peacocks of golde: and when any Tartar maketh a banquet vnto his lord, if the guests chance to clap their hands for ioy and mirth, the sayd golden peacocks also will spread abroad their wings, and lift vp their traines, seeming as if they danced: and this I suppose to be done by arte magike or by some secret engine vnder the ground.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric

  • And when our selues and our oxen were exceeding weary and faint, not knowing how far off we should find any Tartars, on the sudden, there came two horses running towards vs, which we tooke with great ioy, and our guide and interpreter mounted vpon their backes, to see, how far off they could descry any people.

    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.

  • And then at the signe of the Christopher, hee and his friends banketted, and made me, and them that were in the company great cheere: and for very ioy that he had to see the towardnes of our intended discouery, he entred into the dance himselfe, amongst the rest of the young and lusty company: which being ended, hee and his friends departed most gently, commending vs to the gouernance of almighty God.

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

  • Gentlemen: the Basha with his captaines and souldiers very gallantly apparelled and furnished went out from Derbent about three or foure miles, to meete the said treasure, and receiued the same with great ioy and triumph.

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

  • Honorable sir, and most deare friend, we doe most heartily wish increase of prosperity and ioy vnto your person.

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

  • And when our selues and our oxen were exceeding weary and faint, not knowing how far off we should find any Tartars, on the sudden, there came two horses running towards vs, which we tooke with great ioy, and our guide and interpreter mounted vpon their backes, to see, how far off they could descry any people.

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

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