Chirogram from John Bulwer's Chirologia  

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The Chirogram from John Bulwer's Chirologia (1644)[1][2] is a plate from John Bulwer's Chirologia which lists hand gestures used to emphasize rhetorical appeals, associated with letters of the alphabet for memorization.

English translation: [3]

List of gestures (translated in French):

A. Supplico, as, are, avi, atum : supplier B. Oro, as, are, avi, atum : _prier_ C. Ploro, as, are, avi, atum :implorer D. Admiror, aris, ari, atus sum : admirer_ E. Applaudo, is, ere, si, sum : _applaudir F. Indignor, aris, ari, atus sum : s'indigner G. Explodo,is, ere, si, sum : exploser H. Despero, as, are, avi, atum : désespérer I- Otio indulgeo, es, ere, dulsi, dultum : K. Tristitiam animi signo, as, are, avi, atum :monterr la tristesse de son esprit_ L. Innocentia ostendo, is, ere, tendi, tentum : montrer l'innocence___ M. Lucri apprehensione plaudo, is, ere, si, sum : applaudir le gain N. Libertatem resigno,as, are, avi, atum : demander la liberté O. Protego, is, ere, texi, tectum : protéger_ P. Triumpho, as, are, avi, atum : triompher__ Q. Silentium postulo, as, are, avi, atum :réclamer le silence__ R. Juro, as, are, avi, atum : jurer S. Assevero, as, are, avi, atum : affirmer, parler sérieusement T. Suffragor, aris, ari, atus sum : soutenir, voter pour V. Respuo, is, ere, ui :repousser W. Invito, as, are, avi, atum : inviter X. Dimitto, is, ere, misi, missum : abandonner Y. Minor, aris, ari, atus sum : menacer Z. Mendico, as, are, avi, atum : _mendier

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