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Vengence Juste.

EXCLAMATION.

Le noir corbeau pour manger avoit pris
Ung Scorpion, de sa gueulle le pris.
Luy se vengeant, par venin espandu,
Son ravisseur soubdain mort ha rendu.
Link to an image of this page Link to an image of this page [O1r p209]O cas pour rire: A aultruy qui mort dresse
Luy mesme il meurt, & chet soubz sa finesse.[1]

Quand ung mauvais se prent
ung aultre plus mauvais, il se de
struict soy mesme, comme ung
bateur, ung meurtrier ung lar
ron, ung brigand, ung joueur,
ung pipeur, ung faulsaire
ung empoisonneur, ung usurier,
ung bancquerotier, ung fin,
ung plus fin, ung trompeur, ung
trompeur & demy. Le corbeau
est male beste, ung Scorpion
pire, qui tue de sa queu vene-
neuse.

Notes:

1. This is a fairly free translation of Anthologia graeca 9.339. See Erasmus, Adagia 58, Cornix scorpium, where the Greek epigram is again translated.


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