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Virtuti meritum cupienti scandere honorem
Praeparat ambiguum sudor anhelus iter.
Cominus hanc sequitur livor, qui more nefando
Vipereum rabido virus ab ore vomit.

Panting sweat prepares the road for the man who wishes to scale the ambiguous heights of honour deserved through virtue. And this is followed by Envy, who (in an unspeakable way) vomits viper’s poison from a raving mouth.

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Vertu ne peult ą honneur parvenir,
Sans que sueur le chemyn luy appreste:
Mais apres elle Envie veoit venir,
Qui de vomir poyson est tousjours preste.


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