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EMBLEME V.

Le veiller est la vie des hommes.

Au S. Viglius Zuichemus President.[1]

Veiller dessus le livre & l’heure compasser
Par la soigneuse estude est de toute la vie
Qui fuit oysiveté la meilleure partie.
L’Oubly faict les oyseus pour jamais trespasser:
Du soigneus la memoire est tousjours immortelle:
Voy donc le livre ouvert, l’horloge & la chandelle.

Notes:

1.  Viglius Zuichemus (Wigle Aytta van Zwichem): Dutch statesman and jurist, prominent in the government of Margaret of Parma in the 1560s (President of the Council). Also a scholar, and friend of Erasmus (d. 1577).



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