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En Dieu se fault esjouyr.

Evidence.

Voyez comment l’Aigle porte grand joye
Dessus les cieulx, le bel enfant de Troie?[1]
Qui ne croiroit Jupiter estre attainct
D’amour d’enfant? D’ond l’ha Homere fainct?
Qui au conseil de Dieu est osjouy [=esjouy]
Au souverain Jupiter est ravy.

Ravissement d’esprit Dieu, sans separation de corps:
est contentement de l’ordonnance de Dieu en toutes choses.

Notes:

1. The Trojan boy’, i.e. Ganymede, son of the Trojan prince, Tros, snatched away by the gods to be Jove’s cup-bearer. See Homer, Iliad 20.232ff, though the eagle is a post-Homeric addition. The Greek motto in the accompanying illustration means ‘to delight in counsels’, referring to a supposed etymology of the name Ganymedes, for which see Xenophon, Symposium 8.30.


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  • 'Sapientia', Wisdom; 'Sapienza divina' (Ripa) ~ one of the seven gifts of the Holy Ghost [11E541] Search | Browse Iconclass
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