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EMBLEME V.

Vray’ment fol est celui qui veut rompre une enclume
A grands coups de marteau:[1]
Mais plus fol est celui qui ruiner presume
Du Seigneur le troupeau.

Notes:

1. For Bze’s use of the anvil as ‘Truth’, see Alison Adams, Webs of Allusion. French Protestant Emblem Books of the Sixteenth Century (Geneva, 2003), pp. 129-130.



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