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Studium & labor vincit.

Zeal, or rather hard work prevails

Ioanni Baptistae Pignae Ferrariensi.[1]

Ceux qui sont à l’entour de ce vase à deux anses
Tirent à qui mieux mieux: les uns au costé droict
Sont & forts & accords ne craignans les nuisances:
Mais les plus paresseux tirent à l’autre endroict,
Les enfans les vieillards, & ceux qui n’ont envie
De souffrir les travaux compaignons de la vie.
Pour dire veritè toutes choses sont prises
En une & autre sorte, & ceux qui sont menez
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [L6r p171]Par le desir d’honneur mettent leurs entreprises
Au comble de soubhait: mais les plus estonnez
Qui sans soing de leur bien demeurent en souffrance
Ne tireront jamais le vase par son anse.
Ceux donc ont emporté l’honneur & la victoire
Lesquels par le labeur ne se sont estonnez,
Et les autres tousjours demeurent sans memoire.
A bon droict te sont donc les honneurs ordonnez
Par Alphonse, qui t’a esleu son secretaire
Pourveu que des neuf seurs tu ne laisse l’affaire.

Notes:

1.  Giovanni Battista Pigna: professor of rhetoric and Greek; historian and secretary at the Este court at Ferrara, particularly Duke Alfonso II, mentioned in the text; (d. c. 1575).



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  • (story of the) Muses; 'Muse' (Ripa) [92D4] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Agreement, Unity; 'Concordia', 'Concordia insuperabile', 'Concordia militare', 'Concordia di Pace', 'Unione civile' (Ripa) [54E31] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • drawing, pulling something [31A2747] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • historical person (with NAME) other representations to which the NAME of a historical person may be attached (with NAME of person) [61B2(ALFONSO II)3] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • historical person (with NAME) other representations to which the NAME of a historical person may be attached (with NAME of person) [61B2(PIGNA, Giovanni Baptista Nicollucci)3] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • history and archaeology (+ scholar, scientist (at work)) [49K1(+1)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Honour, Glory; 'Ampiezza della Gloria', 'Gloria', 'Gloria de prencipi', 'Gloria & Honore', 'Honore', 'Sublimatà della Gloria' (Ripa) [59B31] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Industriousness, Assiduity; 'Assiduità', 'Industria', 'Zelo' (Ripa) [54A11] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Oblivion; 'Oblivione' (Ripa) [52AA31] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • other sovereign (with TITLE) [44B114(DUKE)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Sluggishness, Inertia; 'Dapocaggine', 'Pigritia' (Ripa) [54AA11] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Strength, Power; 'Fortezza', 'Fortezza d'Animo e di corpo', 'Fortezza del corpo congiunta con la generosità dell'animo', 'Fortezza & valore del corpo congiunto con la prudenza & virtù del animo', 'Forza' (Ripa) [54A7] Search | Browse Iconclass
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