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Plus sage que Eloquent.

La Chouete est mise es armes d’Athenes
De bon conseil signe, en choses haultaines.
Pource à Pallas sacrée, Office garde
D’ond fut mise hors la Corneille languarde.[1]

La Chouete representoit Prudence taisible es armes
d’Athenes, université de Sapience. Car comme la
Chouete chante peu: & voit clair de nuyct: ainsi le
Prudent parle peu, & cognoist les choses obscures.

Notes:

1.  The crow was dismissed from Athena’s service for telling tales, and was replaced by the owl. See Ovid, Metamorphoses, 2.562-5. This story is represented in Aneau, ‘Periculum in terra, periculum in mari’ ([FANa029]).



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