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Le Vieillard Amoureux.[1]

Quand Sophocles soy (quoy qu’il fut vieux)
Archippe attraict par argent. Envieux
Jeunes Gallans, regret le porterent,
Et de telz vers, l’un & l’autre noterent,
Comme un chahuan siet sur une charoigne,
Ainsi la garse est chez ce vieil yvroigne.[2]

Trois choses on dit estre desplaisantes
Dieu, & au monde. Povre orgueilleux, Jeune
paresseux, & vieil luxurieux: car c’est contre
debvoir de Fortune, & Nature.

Notes:

1. This woodcut is also used in 'Sur la foy de Mariage' ([A58a180]).

2. A story taken from Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae, 13.592b. Sophocles is the great tragic poet, of whom several such tales were told. He made Aganippe the beneficiary under his will.


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