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Povreté empeche les bons espritz de parvenir.[1]

Prosopopeie.

J’ay pierre en dextre, aeles en main senestre:
Laele [=l’aele] monter, la pierre fait bas estre.
Par bon esprit aux cieux pouvois voler,
Si povreté ne m’eust fait devaller.

Plusieurs jeunes gens de bon esprit pourroient faire
grandes choses: ayant dequoy: qui sont contrainctz soy a-
muser aux petites, par necessiteuse povreté.

Notes:

1.  For the sentiment cf. Juvenal, Satires 3.164-5: ‘it is hard for people to rise when straitened circumstances stand in the way of their natural abilities.’


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