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Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [I1v p130]

In deprehensum.

Caught!

Iamdudum quacunque fugis te persequor, at nunc
Cassibus in nostris denique captus ades.
Amplius haud poteris vires eludere nostras,
Ficulno anguillam strinximus in folio.[1]

For a long time now I have been pursuing you wherever you flee; but now you are here, at long last caught in our net. You will no longer be able to elude our power - we have gripped the eel tight in a fig-leaf.

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Au surprins.

Toutes les fois que tay happee,
Et que te pensoye bien tenir,
Tousjours tu mestoye eschappee,
Et ne tavoye peu retenir.
Ores puis je a tous maintenir,
Quay languille colant acquise:
Veu quon la me voit soustenir,
Entre feuilles de figuier prise.

Notes:

1.  The rough surface of the fig-leaf made it suitable for gripping slippery objects. See Erasmus, Adagia 395, Folio ficulno tenes anguillam.


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