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Mal acquis, mal se perd.[1]

Par trop manger ung Milan mal estoit,[2]
Et se plaignoit que les boyaux gectoit.
Ce ne sont pas (dist sa mere) les tiens.
Tu vis de rapt, rien que d’aultruy ne tiens.

Ung rapineur quand il despend, il ne despend
rien du sien propre, mais de l’aultruy mal ac-
quis: dond il ne luy doibt estre grief: & de la
vient que les tyrans sont si prodigues, des
biens extortionnez.

Notes:

1.  The title is proverbial. See Cicero, Philippics, 2.65.

2.  The kite was a figure of greed and extortion.


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