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La Sapience humaine, est follie
envers Dieu.

INTERROGAT.

Quel diray je estre, ou nommeray ce Monstre?
Qui d’homme n’ha ne de serpent la monstre?
Mais est serpent sans chief: & sans piedz homme?
Doncque serpenpied, Hommenchef je le nomme.
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [B4r p23]Serpent il est en queüe, & homme en teste,[1]
Fin d’homme n’ha, ne Principe de beste.
Cecrops tel Monstre, en Athenes regna
La terre, telz ses filz Geans forma.
Tel Monstre, monstre ung homme sage en soy,
Qui terre aimant, ne tient ne Dieu, ne Foy.

Par ce Monstre sont notéz ceulx
qui forméz d’ame raisonnable, &
d’esprit coelest: toutesfois ne espe
rent aultre vie que terrestre.

Notes:

1.  Cecrops, the mythical wise first king of Athens, the city of Pallas Athene, the goddess of wisdom. Cecrops, like the Giants (l.8) was born of the earth and was represented as half-man, half snake.


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