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EMBLEME XXIIII.

Comme la mer on void bas & haut balancee,
Alors que du souffler des vents elle est poussee:
Le Pape trouble tout. Rois, brisez son pouvoir,
Soudain en vos pays la paix se fera voir.

Notes:
As the image shows, it is a Catholic whore (with cardinals) stirring up trouble in Christian kingdoms - a probable allusion to the cardinals of the House of Lorraine who kept a tight control on the kings of France from François II to Henri III in the 1560s and 70s. The Protestant whore imagery derives from the whore of Babylon in Apocalypse chapters 17 and 19.


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