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Ce pot bouillant s’enfle, & si haut escume,
Qu’en retombant sa liqueur il respand:
Ainsi en prent celuy qui presume
Par trop de soy, & qui plus haut s’estend,
En oubliant que de Dieu il depend,
Et non d’ailleurs. Donc il faut qu’orgueil cesse.
Car cestuy-l, qui sans Dieu va grimpant,
Tombera bas en douleur & tristesse.

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QUI SE EXALTAT HUMILIABITUR[1]

For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased

xlii.

Altior insurgis fastu, vesane, superbo:
Sed capiti impendet dira ruina tuo.
Cernis, ut immodicis bullantes ignibus ollae,
Effuso in cineres undique jure, fluunt.

You mad man, you raise yourself higher with haughty arrogance but awful ruin hangs over your head. Look how the jars, bubbling over on a fire which is out of control, overflow, the broth spilt on all sides on to the ashes.

Notes:

1. Luke 14:9; cf. Luke 1:52, Matthew 23:12; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5



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