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In momentaneam felicitatem.

Transitory success

EMBLEMA CXXV.

Aeriam propter crevisse cucurbita pinum
Dicitur, & grandi luxuriasse coma:
Cum ramos complexa, ipsumque egressa cacumen,
Se praestare aliis credidit arboribus.
Cui pinus: Nimium brevis est haec gloria; nam te,
Protinus adveniet, quae malè perdet, hyems.

A gourd, it is said, grew beside a lofty pine and flourished with abundant foliage. When it had enveloped the branches and grown taller than the tree-top, it then thought itself superior to the other trees. The pine said to it: This glory is exceedingly brief. For winter will shortly come which will utterly destroy you.


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A la brieve felicité.

LXVIII.

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La Courge d’un seul grain venue,
Le long d’un haut arbre monta:
Et fait tant qu’elle est parvenue
Si haut qu’elle le surmonta.
Lors fut tout l’arbre se jacta:
A quoy l’arbre la portant dit,
L’hiver qui vient une mort a,
Qui effacera ton credit.

commentaires .

La courge, qui aime à monter, estant plantee au-
pres du pin, arbre treshaut, grimpa à l’entour de son
tronc & de ses branches, & fit tant qu’elle vint au
sommet de l’arbre, voire le surmonta. En estant là ve-
nue, elle fut si maladvisee & outrecuidee, qu’elle d’es-
tima estre plus vaillante & plus excellente qu’au-
cun autre arbre. Tu te vantes trop tost, belle dame, luy
dist le pin: l’hiver est à la porte, lequel te flestrira
& tuera en moins de rien. Les richesses & autres
prosperités terriennes n’ont pas lettres de durer plus
que la courge. Un feu, un naufrage, un sac de ville, &
autres pareils accidents, peuvent rendre aujourd’huy
belistre celuy qui hier estoit, grand riche & haut
monté.


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  • Honour, Glory; 'Ampiezza della Gloria', 'Gloria', 'Gloria de prencipi', 'Gloria & Honore', 'Honore', 'Sublimat� della Gloria' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [59B31(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass

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