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In silentium.

Silence

III.

Cùm tacet, haud quicquam differt sapientibus amens,
Stultitiae est index linguaque voxque suae.
Ergo premat labias, digitoque silentia signet,
Et sese Pharium vertat in Harpocratem[1].

When he is silent, the fool differs no whit from the wise. It is tongue and voice that betray his stupidity. Let him therefore put his finger to his lips and so mark silence, and turn himself into Egyptian Harpocrates.

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Von stilschweigen.

III.

Fur witzig einen narn man schetzt
Der schweygt, und er verredt sich bald
So er bey einem weysen schwetzt,
Gleich als ein haff der ubel hald:
Darumb deinn mund beschlossen halt
Mit dem finger, und red nit vil,
Wie der got Harpocras gemalt,
Der dich solch tugent leren wil.

Notes:

1.  Harpocrates, also known as Horus, was the son of the Egyptian divinity Isis. He avenged the murder of his father Osiris by Set/Typhon. He is often represented as an infant with his finger held to his mouth as a sign of silence and economy of words. See Plutarch, De Iside et Osiride 68.


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Alliances.

Apostrophe.

Sur l’Alliance des Italiens.

Apostrophe.

Ce Lucz formé comme nef piscantine
Propre pour soy prend la Muse Latine
Pren (Duc) ce don, qui te plaise en ce temps
Que commencer alliance pretendz.
Difficile est tant de chordes estendre
Fors qu’au prudent, Si l’une ne veult tendre,
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [B8r p31] Ou rompue est (ce qu’est facilement)
Grace du son se perd totallement.
Ainsi veult Paix l’Italie conjoindre,
Si l’Amour est: rien n’est que doibves craindre.
Si l’ung default (ce que l’on voit souvent)
Celle harmonie est resolue en vent.

Comparaison d’ung Luc, accor-
dé, ou discors: envoyé au Duc
Maximilian soubz figure des al
liances, & Partialitéz d’Italie, mon
strant union estre invincible.


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