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L’aultruy ne fault commettre: à qui ha
mal traicté le sien.

APOSTROPHE.

O fol oyseau: Pourquoy ton nid bastis
Au seing Medée, & commetz tes petitz?
Mere cruelle occit les enfans siens:
Esperes tu qu’elle pardonne aulx tiens.[1]

Gouvernement, ou public, ou privé ne doibt estre
commis à celluy qui ha mal administré sa propre cho-
se. Et est cecy prins sur une arondelle nidifiant au gi-
ron d’une statue de Medée, qui tua ses enfans.

Notes:

1.  This is based on Anthologia graeca 9.346, a much-translated epigram, on the subject of a swallow that built her nest on a representation of Medea, who slew her children by Jason, leader of the Argonauts, to avenge his unfaithfulness. See further [FALb072].


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