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En altera quae vehat Argo.[1]

Behold another Argo to carry them.

Les Franques, ou François (peuple jadis frequentant  [M]
la marine, & gens exerçans l’art Piratique, selon La-
tinus Pacatus
, Sidon Apolinaris, & Beatus Rhenanus[2])
voulurent que le lieu principal auquel ils s’estoient ar-
restez, qui est la Cité de Paris, capitale de France, por-
tast perpetuellement l’enseigne de la profession & art
dont ils se mesloient. Parquoy lui donnerent la Devise
du Navire, qu’elle ha depuis tousjours porté jusques à pre
sent. Et n’est pas inconvenient que iceus ne participas-
sent des Gepides, lesquelz aussi au paravant se remer-
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [g5r p105]quoient du Navire, frequentans la mer Germanique,
nacion possible Troyenne, & escartee en lointeines mers,
apres la destruccion de Troye, de laquelle, l’opinion com-
mune tient, que les nobles François sont descenduz.  [M]

[Marginalia - link to text]L. Pacatus.
S. Apolinaris.
B. Rhenanus.

[Marginalia - link to text]Methodius.

Notes:

1.  A Latin proverb referring to the boat that carried the Argonauts.

2.  Latinus (or Latinius) Pacatus Drepanius, Latin panegyrist, 4th century; Gaius Sollius Modestus Sidonius Apollinaris, poet and diplomat from Gaul, bishop in Auvergne, 5th century; Beatus Rhenanus (a.k.a. Beatus Bild, from Alsace - took his name from Rheinau), humanist, religious reformer, publisher, and friend of Erasmus (d. 1547).



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