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IUSTA VINDICTA.

Just recompense

Emblema 170.

Dum[1] residet Cyclops sinuosi in faucibus antri,
Haec secum teneras concinit inter oves:
Pascite vos herbas, sociis ego pascar Achivis,
Postremumque Utin viscera nostra ferent.
Audiit haec Itachus, Cyclopaque lumine cassum
Reddidit, en paenas ut suus auctor habet[2]?[3]

Sitting in the mouth of his arching cave, the Cyclops sang thus to himself amidst his gentle sheep: Do you feed on grass; I shall feed on the Greek companions, and last of all my belly shall get No-man. The man from Ithaca heard this and made the Cyclops eyeless. See how the one who plotted misfortune collects it himself!

Notes:

1.  Corrected from the Errata.

2.  A proverbial sentiment: cf. Erasmus, Adagia 3091, Di tibi dent tuam mentem.

3.  For the story of Ulysses (the man from Ithaca) in the Cyclops’ cave and his escape by blinding the Cyclops, see Homer, Odyssey 9.177 ff. Ulysses had told the Cyclops his name was No-man. (Utis l. 4).


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Juste vengeance.

LXXIIII.

Le Scorpion prins du Corbeau,
Et emporté pour son manger,
Le picqua de queuë tout beau,
Luy donnant de mort le danger.
Ainsi a sceu son mal venger.
Où les lecteurs prudents comprennent,

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Que quand fortune veut changer,
Bien souvent les preneurs se prennent.[1]

commentaires.

Le corbeau, oiseau devorant & larron, est tous-
jours apres à recercher des charongnes & autre proye
qu’il puisse devorer. Trouvant donc un scorpion, il le
print avec ses ongles crochues. Mais ce scorpion, beste
tresvenimeuse, picqua son preneur avec sa queue, si
qu’apres est devenu fort bouffi & enflé, il luy con-
vint mourir, & fut le preneur pris & vaincu, voire
esteinct. On void souvent advenir, que ceux qui dres-
sent des embusches aux autres, tombent eux mesmes
dans le fossé.

Notes:

1.  This is a fairly free translation of Anthologia graeca 9.339. See Erasmus, Adagia 58, Cornix scorpium, where the Greek epigram is again translated.


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