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LIBER SECVNDVS        77


De luminibus, & tedis piceis.



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CAP. XVII.


                                        POPVLVS Septentrionalis ( vt in principio hujus libri
                                        ostensum est ) longissimis noctibus subjectus, vario
                                        vtitur genere luminum, quo necessaria exerceat officia proLuminum genus varium.
                                        domestica commoditate. Igitur fatendum est, suppolares
                                        homines tempore hyemali vsu pinguedinis marinarumiVsus pinguedinis piscium.
                                        belluarum ( vt infra de vtilitate balenarum, & vitutulorum
                                        dicetur ) in omni sua commoditate perficienda
                                        vivere. Quam quidem pinguedinem vulgari eorum
                                        Traan, aut Lyfe vocant, a lucendo, quia lampadibusiTraan, aut Lyfe.
immissa clarissime, ac amplissime lucet, maxime in ædibus magnarum familiarum,
& Ecclesiarum, vbi perpetuum pro reverentia Corporis Dominici requiritur luminare.
Sed ne a coruis nocturnis, seu noctuis, aut vespertilionibus absorbeatur, Corvi nocturni, & noctuæ.
ferreis craticulis os lampadum occlusum servant, prout inferius de generibus nocturnarum
avium ostendetur. Præterea tedis pineis connaturalem picem habentibus, Tedæ pineæ.
vniversali varietate, quemadmodum vsualibus candelis, in toto Septentrione
vtuntur, eo videlicet modo, vt ambabus manibus occupatis, divisos subtiliterModus vtendi tedis.
scandilos piceos, baltheis certo numero submissos, ori, vel capitis tegumento altero
sine ardentes imponant: sicque, quo libuerit, nulla ventorum injuria impediti
prosiciscuntur, atque alia, quæcunque placuerit operantur. Sed hoc securius in campis
apertis, ob piceum odorem non omnibus æque, vt candelarum, acceptum, Odor piceus gravis mulieribus parituris.
præcipue mulieribus parituris, quæ gravibus his odoribus vsque ad partus aborsum
offendi solent. Attamen vt sumus tam noxius extra ædes evaporet, cuneatis canalibus
sursum per tectum in culmine perforatum elevatis, parsque candelis communibusRemedium.
brachiali longitudine, juxta noctium prolixitatem, accensis vtuntur. Candelæ longitudinis brachialis.
Tempore autem bellorum, quæ frequentius obscura, longaque hyeme, quam æstiva
luce, ob rationes supradictas, & inferius dicendas, committuntur, piceis tedis exquisita
pice per equestres, seu pedestres turmas, facilius etiam abietina
resina confectis incedunt: quarum aspectu (si Soloni credendumEqui provocantur ad bellum viso igne.
est ) equi provocantur ad bellum, veluti elephantes
viso sanguine suso, vel moro
confracta.

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