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La Corneille a en soy ceste finesse,
De monter haut pour sa noix mieux casser
Dessus la pierre en plus grande rudesse.
Ainsi Dieu laisse aucuns pervers hausser,
Par tout ą coup les desrompre & froisser
Plus grievement, ą fin qu’il soit notoire
Que tout orgueil luy seul sait abaisser,
Et ce voyant qu’on luy en donne gloire.

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SIC FIET FILIIS INIQUITATIS

This is what happens to the sons/daughters of iniquity

xvi.

En, ut sublimi cornix petit alta volatu,
Deiectura, suo quam tulit ore, nucem.
Saepe etiam ad summos surgit sceleratus honores,
Frangendus casu tristius inde suo.

Behold, as the crow seeks the heights in its lofty flight to let fall the nut which it has picked up in its mouth. So often a wicked man rises to the highest honours from which to be broken the more sadly by his fall.



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