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Pour ung homme de letre nouvelle-
ment surprins d’Amour.

Ung amateur de livres, & du Droict
Heliodore aime plus orendroit,
Que Tereus n’aima onque Philomele.[1]

apostrophe.

Pourquoy Pallas soubz second Juge, (O belle
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [I2v p132]Venus) vincz tu? N’estoit ce assez grand gloire
Au mont Ida avoir heu la victoire?[2]

Quand les gens de lettre laissent les
estudes, pour suyvre les dames, Alors
Venus Deesse d’amours, surmonte Pal
las
Deesse de science, & Sapience. con
damnée de rechief, & venus praeferée
par le jugement d’iceulx, comme jadis
par le jugement de Paris, au mont Ida
de Troie.

Notes:

1.  The story of Tereus who lusted after his wife’s sister. See [FALb064] n.2.

2.  ‘on the slopes of Ida’, a reference to the ‘judgement of Paris’, when Paris, a shepherd on Mount Ida in Asia Minor, was chosen to arbitrate in a contest of beauty and awarded the ‘apple of beauty’ or ‘discord’ to Venus (the Cyprian goddess), who thus defeated the other two contenders, Hera (the queen of the gods) and Pallas Athene (goddess of learning).


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