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In parasitos.

Professional spongers

XXVI.

Quos tibi donamus fluviales accipe cancros.
Munera conveniunt moribus ista tuis.
His oculi vigiles, & forfice plurimus ordo
Chelarum armatus, maximaque alvus adest.
Sic tibi propensus stat pingui abdomine venter,
Pernicesque pedes, spiculaque apta pedi.
Cm vagus in triviis, mensaeque sedilibus erras,
Inque alios mordax scommata salsa iacis.[1]

Receive these river crabs which we present to you. These gifts match your character. They have watchful eyes, and a great row of claws armed with a pincer, and a huge gut is there. You too have a protruding belly with fat paunch, scuttling feet and sharp weapons on them, as you hang about the crossroads or move among the seats at table, and maliciously shoot your stinging, witty jibes.

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Contre les escornifleurs ou postulans de
repeues franches, qu’on dit plai-
sans de table.

XXVI.

Des escrevisses je t’envoye,
Don propre aux facons & meurs que as:
Yeulx tousjours ouvers par la voye,
Et grand ventre, ou tout revocas:
Puis ce que chascun tu mocquas,
Es lieux ou faiz de fol l’office:
Sont les piedz pinsantz sur maintz cas
Ainsi vis tu en escrevisse.

Notes:

1. Variant reading, scommata falsa, ‘libellous witticisms’


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