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EMBLEME XXXVIII.

Les Belides (dit on ) grand travail & honte
Dans un tonneau per versent incessamment.[1]
Yvrongne, c’est toy que s’adresse ce conte,
Qui tousjours te remplis pour vuider salement.
Ceci vous touche avec, Yvrongnes insensez,
Qui faites de vos corps des tonneaux deffoncez.

Notes:

1. Belides, descendants of Belus, aka the Danaides, the fifty daughters of Danaus, who was the son of Belus, King of Egypt (Belus is Hellenisation of Baal, the head of Levantine pantheon). They murdered their husbands on their wedding night, and were punished in Hades by having to draw water from a well with leaking jars.



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