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De toutes gens est la nature telle
Qu’ils ont le coeur ą ce qu’ils aiment mieux,
Dont cestuy-ci dedans une escarcelle
Appartient bien ą l’avaricieux.
Or le Chrestien a mis le sien aux cieux:
Car son thresor est lą, & tout son bien,
Oł le larron, la rouille & l’envieux
N’ont tel pouvoir qu’en ce val terrien.

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ILLIC ERIT COR VESTRUM[1]

There your heart will be

xxvii.

Cur negat in loculis animum posuisse, caducas
Sollicito tantłm corde sequutus opes?
Fallitur: abiungi mentem qui rebus amatis
Posse putat: mentem cedere cogit amor.

Why does he deny that his heart (animum) has been placed in a purse, since he has only pursued perishable goods with the desire of his heart? he is deceived who thinks his mind/soul can be detached from the things he loves: love forces his mind to yield.

Notes:

1.  Matthew 6:21; Luke 12:34



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