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tetrastichon.

Mellificet nusquam fucus licèt, improbus ille
Devorat assidui mella laboris opus:
Sic genus ignavum fruges consumere nati
Quae bona sunt alio parta labore vorant.

Even though a drone makes no honey, yet he devours the honey, the work of constant labour. Like them are the idle folk born to consume the good fruits [lit. grain] obtained by the labour of others.

quatrain.

La mousche à myel travaille à diligence,
Et le bourdon en vit sans faire rien:
Maint un méchant oysif par negligence
D’autruy devore & consume le bien.


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