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Ex literarum studiis immortalitatem

Immortality won through literary pursuits


Neptuni tubicen, cuius pars ultima cetum,
Aequoreum facies indicat esse Deum,
Serpentis medio Triton comprenditur orbe,
Qui caudam inserto mordicus ore tenet.
Fama viros animo insignes praeclaraque gesta
Prosequitur, toto mandat & orbe legi.[1]

Triton, Neptune’s trumpeter, whose tail shows him as a sea-monster, his face as a god of the sea, is surrounded by an encircling snake which bites on its own tail, gripped fast in its mouth. Fame follows after men of outstanding intellect and their noble achievements, and bids them be read throughout all the world.

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De l’estude immortalité se acquiert.


Le serpent qui sa queue retient,
L’an, ou bien grand temps nous designe.
Triton (qui au milieu se tient)
De publication rend signe.
Celluy qui par letre est insigne,
Renommée son nom publie:
Dont il est devant tous si digne,
Que au grand jamais on ne l’oblie.


1.  The trumpet represents fame, the encircling serpent eternity.

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