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Le nom des preux, est immortel.[1]

Apostrop.

D’Achilles Duc le sepulchre tu vois:
Lequel Thetis[2] vient voir souventesfois.
Passevelours tousjors [=tousjours] couvre la pierre:
Car des grans gens, l’honneur ne meurt en terre:
Vinqueur de Hector, & des Grecs fut l’appuy,
Tant à Homere il doibt, qu’Homere à luy.[3]

Jamais Chevalier ne fut plus loué que le Grec A-
chilles
par le Poete Homere, tesmoing Alexandre le
grand
. Parquoy son grand renom jamais ne mourra,
lequel est signifié par la fleur du Passevelours, qui ja-
mais par quelque hyver ne perd verdeur, & beaulté.

Notes:

1.  In the 1549 French edition, this emblem has no woodcut.

2.  Thetis, a sea-nymph, mother of Achilles, called ‘silver-footed’ by Homer.

3.  Homer told in the Iliad the famous story of Achilles’ wrath and refusal to fight during the Trojan War, and of his eventual slaying of Hector, the chief warrior on the Trojan side. (For which see CHECK Emblem 145, [A58a145]). For the sentiment that great deeds need to be sung in order not to be forgotten, see Horace, Odes, 4.8.20ff; and that great literature needs great themes, see Tacitus, Dialogus de oratoribus, 37.


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