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Ce grand vieil Loup & la Louve nuisante
L’homme ne veut abatre seulement,
Mais aussi veut la race si meschante
Des Louveteaux estaindre entierement.
Dieu dit aussi que rigoureusement
Il punira les enfans & la race
De l’homme qui le sien commandement
A en mespris, & ne cherche sa grace.

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ETIAM USQUE AD QUARTAM GENERATIONEM

And unto the fourth generation (Ex. 20:5; 34:7; Num. 14:18; Deut. 5:9)

xcviii.

Prostravisse lupos pastori fuste parentes
Haud satis est, quartam prosequitur sobolem.
Vindictam Deus ostendit, quin usque nepotes
Poena manet, proavi quam meruere prius.

It is not enough for the shepherd to prostrate the parent wolves with a club, he pursues the fourth generation. God extends his punishment, right to the grandchildren the penalty remains which their great-grandfathers

Notes:

1. аThe French poem has been corrected. This text was wrongly printed in emblem number 100 ([FMOb100]), and vice versa.



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