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In aulicos.

On the avaricious.

Emblema lxxxvi.

Vana Palatinos, quos educat aula, clientes
Dicitur auratis nectere compedibus.

The court, so full of vanities, supports the palace entourage, but binds them with fetters of gold, it is said.

EA est aulicorum vita miserŔ splendida, ut aureis
compedibus vincti teneantur, nec possint effuge-
re: quod de Aristippo dictitabat irrisor Diogenes.
Qua servitute nihil abiectius aut miserius, c¨m sint
illi animo fracto demissˇque, qui mancipiorum in-
star, ad aliorum nutum vivere & adblandiri cogan-
tur.

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Pour les Courtisans.

LEs Courtisans bragars, repeus de la fumee
De la Court, & du vent de quelque renommee,
Sont captifs Ó malaise, & bien fort empestrez,
A belles chesnes d’or liez, enchevestrez.

LA vie des courtisans est si miserablement
splendide, qu’ils sont comme retenus
prisonniers ayans les fers d’or aux pieds ce
que ce bon moqueur Diogenes disoit d’Ari-
stippus
: Ó laquelle servitude il n’y a rien de
plus abject ou miserable, veu que telles gens
ont le coeur abbaissÚ, qui comme serfs prins
en guerre, sont contraints vivre & s’accom-
moder au plaisir d’autruy.


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  • (personifications of) 'Vanitas', the vanity of human life; Fragilit´┐Ż humana, Fugacit´┐Ż delle grandezze & della gloria mondana, Meditatione della morte, Opera vana, Piacere vano, Vana gloria, Vanit´┐Ż (Ripa) [11R5] Search | Browse Iconclass
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  • royal household; courtiers, retinue, train [44B152] Search | Browse Iconclass

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