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Ex literarum studiis immortalita-
tem acquiri.

Immortality won through literary pursuits

Neptuni tubicen, cuius pars ultima cetum,
Aequoreum facies indicat esse Deum.
Serpentis medio Triton compraenditur orbe,
Qui caudam inserto mordicus ore tenet.
Fama viros animo insignes praeclaraque gesta
Prosequitur, toto mandat & orbe legi.[1]

Triton, Neptune’s trumpeter, whose tail shows him as a sea-monster, his face as a god of the sea, is surrounded by an encircling snake which bites on its own tail, gripped fast in its mouth. Fame follows after men of outstanding intellect and their noble achievements, and bids them be read throughout all the world.

Notes:

1.  The trumpet represents fame, the encircling serpent eternity.


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