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In Naphtam. Ex Plinio.[1]

On naphtha. After Pliny.

Laus benefactorum comes.

Praise comes along with doing good.

Insequitur Naphtam longč quąm senserit, ignis,
Et necis & vitae foedus uterque ferit.
Sic & virtuti comitem se gloria praebet,
Et praeclara solet laus benefacta sequi.

Fire follows Naphtha, which it can detect from a great distance, and each of them brings an alliance of both death and life. In the same way glory is found to be [lit. shows itself] the companion of virtue, and praise is accustomed to follow on the heels of egregious good works.

Notes:

1.  Natural History, 2.105.109.235.


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