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Pax.

Peace

Turrigeris humeris, dentis quoque Barrus eburni,
Qui superare ferox Martia bella solet,
Supposuit nunc colla iugo, stimulisque subactus,
Caesareos currus ad pia templa vehit.
Vel fera cognoscit concordes undique gentes,
Proiectisque armis munia pacis obit.[1]

The elephant, with its tower-bearing shoulders and ivory tusk, a beast accustomed to dominate the conflicts of Mars with savage ravings, has now submitted its neck to the yoke: subdued by goads, it draws Caesar’s chariot to the holy temples. Even the beast recognises nations reconciled on every side, and rejecting the weapons of war, it performs the duties of peace.

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Paix.

La paix est excellente chose:
Et de dieu est ung don entier.
Le Elephant apres guerre close,
Gaigne sa vie a vil mestier:
Et sert a present le chartier,
Ou lieu quil portoit tours en guerre:
Bien congnoissant que en tout quartier,
Ou paix est, effort ne vault guere.

Notes:

1.  This is translated from Anthologia graeca 9.285, which refers to an occasion under the Emperor Tiberius when the statue of the Deified Augustus was for the first time borne in procession in a chariot drawn by elephants.


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EMBLEMA CLXII.

Parvam culinam duobus ganeonibus
non sufficere.

A small kitchen will not satisfy two gluttons

In modicis nihil est quod quis lucretur: & unum
Arbustum geminos non alit Erythacos.[1]

No one can make anything out of small resources. One clump of trees does not feed two robins.

Das CLXII.

In ein kleine Küchen gehören nit zwen
Tellerlecker.

In kleinen gschefft und gwerben hin
Ist nit vil wucher noch gewin
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [P6v f105v] Also ein klein gsteud nit wol kan
Zwey Rotkälein ernehren than.

EMBLEMA CLXIII [=162 second part] .[2]

Aliud.

Other.

In tenui spes nulla lucri est unoque residunt
Arbusto geminae[3] non bene Ficedulae.

There is no hope of gain where means are small. Two flycatchers (lit. fig-peckers) don’t lodge well in one clump of trees.

Das CLXIII [=162 second part] .

Auff ein ander weiß.

Zu geniessen vil, ist gering
Die hoffnung in gar kleinem ding
Also auff einem kleinen zweig
Zwo Trostel nit wol sitzen gschmeig.

Notes:

1.  ‘One clump of trees does not feed two robins’. For this proverb, see Apostolius, Proverbs 11.68, where it is said to refer to ‘those who try to turn something small into a source of profit’.

2.  Unlike most other editions, the ‘Aliud’ is here separately numbered. To enable ease of cross-reference and comparison between editions, the two texts are here placed together. Cf. Emblems 199-212.

3.  Corrected from the errata.


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