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Contre les temeraires.

APODEIXE.

Voy Phaëton sur le char de son pere,[1]
Qui les chevaulx povoir regir espere:
Apres avoir le monde en feu bouté
Tombe du char ou fol estoit monté:
Ainsi maints Roys jeunes, dessus la Roë
De la Fortune elevéz: qui s’en jouë,
Apres du peuple, & d’eulx perdition
De leurs malfaictz hont la punition.

Les Princes temeraires destruisent eulx mesmes, &
leurs peuples, & puys: finalement en sont puniz.

Notes:

1.  Phaethon, the son of Apollo, the sun-god. The myth referred to here is told in Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.748 - 2.349. Both Phaethon and Icarus ([FALb096]) are types of those who aim too high and do not recognise their proper sphere.


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