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Sit bonus aut falsus nummus suus ant probabit,
Qum velit illo uti, qui sapit ille sibi:
Sic pris est tibi, qum sit opus, tentanda voluntas
Illius, & loculi cuius amicus eris.

A wise man will always test if his coin is false or true before he tries to use it. So you must make trial of the will and wallet of man of whom you’ll be a friend, before the need arises.*
* The syntax is problematic.

quatrain.

Avant avoir besoing de ta monoye,
Si elle est bonne ou fause, prens le soing:
Plustost aussi que malheur te guerroye,
Preuve l’amy, & n’attens le besoing.

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