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LIBER XV.         503


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De ritu fugandæ hyemis, & receptione æstatis.


CAP. VIII.

                                        POSTQVAM Septentrionales populi communiter abQualitas temporum in Aquilone.
                                        principio Octobris ad finem Aprilis asperrimas hyemes, &
                                        longissimas noctes, sævosque flatus, pruinas, nives, caligines,
                                        tempestates, immensaque frigora, & reliquas sævientium
                                        elementorum mutationes, quasi concessa solatia alacriter transierant,
                                        mos est diversus in gentibus illis remotissimæ distantibus,
                                        nempe quod redeuntem solis splendorem singulari tripudio, Sol rediens tripudiis excipitur.
                                        præcipue versus polum Arcticum habitantes, excipere
                                        soleant. Qui enim montosa sublimioraque loca incolunt,
mutuis conviviis gaudia multiplicantes exultant, eo quod vberior redit venatio, atque
copiosior piscatura. Suecis autem Meridionalibus, & Gothis, longissimo provinciarum
spatio a polo remotis, alius ritus est, vt primo die Maii sole per Taurum agenteRitus Aquilonarium hyemis fugandæ.
cursum, duplices a magistratibus vrbium constituantur robustorum juvenum,
& virorum equestres turmæ, seu cohortes, tanquam ad durum aliquem conflictum
progressuræ: quarum altera, forte deputato duce dirigitur: qui hyemis titulo, & habitu, Dux hyemalis.
variis indutus pellibus, hastisque focalibus armatus, globatas nives, & crustatas
glacies spargens, vt frigora prolonget, obequitat victoriosus: eoque duriorem
se simulat, & efficit, quo a vaporariis stiriæ glaciales dependere videntur.
Rursumque alterius equestris cohortis præfectus æstatis, Comes Florialis appellatus, Dux æstivalis.
virentibus arborum frondibus, foliisque & floribus ( difficulter repertis )Comes Florialis.
vestitus, æstivalibus indumentis parum securis, e campo
cum duce hyemali, licet separato loco, & ordine,
civitates ingrediuntur, hastisque edito
spectaculo publico, quodAestas victrix.
æstas hyemem exuperet, experiuntur.

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