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Enseigne des forts.

Dialogisme, et prosopopoeie.

D. Pourquoy es tu posée (Aigle Rommaine)
Sur le tombeau du grand Aristomene?[1]
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [D5v p58] R. (Comme je suis sur tous oyseaux plus forte,
Preux sur les preux il fut, en telle sorte.)
Colombes soient sur les accouardiz,
Les aigles sont armes, des fors hardiz.

Cest Embleme est faict en grace
de l’Empereur, qui porte l’Aigle
le comparant au fort champion
Aristomene, le plus hardy &
vaillant de toute la Grece.


1.  Aristomenes was a Messenian hero of the seventh century BC, of semi-divine origin, who performed incredible exploits while leading his country for many years in resistance to the Spartans. On one occasion an eagle aided his miraculous escape from captivity.

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