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Candor illaesus.

Brightness that cannot be harmed.

Pape Clement de Medicis, vii., de ce nom, avoit pour
sa Devise une Comete: ou Estoile ą queue.[1] Aristote ą  [M]
ce propos escrit, que tout ainsi qu’une Comete, ou nouvel-
le Estoile aparoissant, sinifie aus humeins un grand bien,
ou un grand dommage, aussi l’avenement d’un nouveau
Prince: aporte ą la Republique, ou bon heur, ou tota-
le ruine.

[Marginalia - link to text]Aristote.

Notes:

1.  The ‘Great Comet’ (later renamed Halley’s Comet) appeared in 1531, during the reign of Clement VII (1523-34), causing much superstitious speculation.



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