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Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [L4v p168]

In eum qui truculentia suorum perierit.

On one who perished through the savagery of his own people.

LXXV.

Delphinem invitum me in littora compulit aestus,
Exemplum infido quanta pericla mari.
Nam si nec propriis Neptunus parcit alumnis,
Quis tutos homines navibus esse putet?[1]

I am a dolphin whom the tide drove ashore against my will, an example showing what great dangers there are in the treacherous sea. For if Neptune does not spare even his own nurslings, who can think that men are safe in ships?

Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [L5r p169]

Ungluck von den seinen.

LXXV.

Ich Delphin in dem mêer gepornn,
Erzogen, und vil jar ernert,
Bin doch zu loetzt durch wassers zorn
Geschlagen her auff drucken erd,
Erbermklich tod: woelchs billich lert,
Was auff dem mêer fur ungluck sind,
Den menschen es vil ehe versert,
So es nit schont seimm aygen kind.

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1.  This is based on Anthologia graeca 7.216 (two lines omitted).


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A cil qui a mal par les siens.

LXXV.

Le Dauphin de la Mer natif,
Ayant prins en elle substance

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Ne pensoit point estre apprentif,
En son amour & accointance:
Or sent il or’ son inconstance,
Gisant au soleil sur la greve.
Ce n’est donc estrange sentence,
Quand la fausse Mer l’homme greve.[1]

commentaires.

Le Dauphin, poisson de mer tresprompt & viste,
fut par une grande & estrange tempeste, poussé &
jecté sur le cailloueux rivage. Si la mer est si cruelle &
desnaturee, qu’elle traicte ainsi ses propres citoyens &
habitans, que peuvent esperer ny attendre d’elle les
povres hommes?

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1.  This is based on Anthologia graeca 7.216.


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