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In deprehensum.

Caught!

LX.

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.

COMMENTARIA.

Anguilla (piscis est) sic dicta ad Anguis
similitudine, quae ade lenis & lubrica est, ut
difficulter manibus teneri possit, im quanto
fortius premitur tanto citius elabitur, teste
Link to an image of this page Link to an image of this page [g4r p103]Isidoro, de qua etiam Plinius lib. 9. cap. 51. & cap.
57. Hanc quidam ut caperet diligenter insecu-
tus, cm autem saepius ex manibus eius eva-
sisset, tandem deprehensam in folio ficulneo,
quod latum & asperum est, involvit ac strin-
xit, dicens, vix me in posterum deludes cm
te nunc arte & arct vinctam retineam.
Adagio dicitur, Folio ficulneo tenes Anguil-
lam, in Chiliadibus.

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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