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Mercurius gaudet rutilo se iungere Phoebo,
Deficit & nunqum quin comitetur eum:
Cur hoc? Nempe decet generosi Principis aulae
Artibus instructos semper adesse viros.

Mercury rejoices to be together with ruddy Phoebus, and never passes up a chance to accompany him. Why? Because, clearly, it is right that the court of a noble Prince must always have its share of educated men.

quatrain.

Come Phoebusprs de soyhaMercure,
Lequel le suyt, ou qu’il face son cours:
Tous Roys aussi doivent avoir la cure
D’entretenir gens doctes leurs courz.


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