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tetrastichon.

Umbra velut semper quò tendit corpus opacum
Vertitur, atque illo iam pereunte, perit:
Vanus adulator florentem Principis aulam,
Dum floret, sequitur: dum gemit haec, refugit.

As the dark shadow turns constantly, following the body that casts it, and dies when the latter dies, so the empty flatterer follows the flowering court of the prince in its flowering; and flees when it moans.

quatrain.

L’ombre tousjours suyt le corps qui l’a fait,
Et yceluy faillant, elle défaut:
Semblablement, quand le Prince est défait,
Le flateur fuyt, & s’en va de plein saut.


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