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Securitas altera.[1]

A second security.

Le Roy Henri d’Angleterre VIII. de ce nom, avoit
pour Devise la Grille, ou Porte-coulisse, que lon pend cou
tumierement derriere les portaus des Viles & forteres-
ses. Jadis à Romme y avoit desia telle maniere de Por-
tes-coulisses, mencionnees par Appian, au moyen des-  [M]
quelles Sylla, du tems des guerres civiles, assura la cité,

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& se fit maitre d’icelle, en subjugant la faccion Car-
bonniene
, qui se cuidant getter dedens par la porte Col-
line
,[2] fut repoussee par la chute des Portes-coulisses, que les
Syllains lascherent: lesquelles assommerent plusieurs Car-
boniens, & mesmes aucuns Senateurs. Ce fut donq un
prompt recours en tel inconvenient: & de telle prom-
ptitude de recours, tous Princes se doivent bien aviser.

[Marginalia - link to text]Appian.

Notes:

1.  This pictura accompanies the motto ‘Hic terminus haeret’ in the 1551 edition.

2.  In the Roman civil strife of the early years of the first century BC, the Carbonians were the followers of the Consul Gnaeus Papirius Carbo, who supported the people’s party of Marius against the strongman Sulla. The battle of the Colline Gate (on the northeast wall of the city, on the Quirinal heights) was the turning point of the war, in 82 BC. That same year Carbo was arrested and executed, leaving Sulla as dictator.


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