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PovretÚ empeche les bons espritz de parvenir.[1]

Prosopopeie.

J’ay pierre en dextre, aeles en main senestre:
Laele [=l’aele] monter, la pierre fait bas estre.
Par bon esprit aux cieux pouvois voler,
Si povretÚ ne m’eust fait devaller.

Plusieurs jeunes gens de bon esprit pourroient faire
grandes choses: ayant dequoy: qui sont contrainctz soy a-
muser aux petites, par necessiteuse povretÚ.

Notes:

1. áFor the sentiment cf. Juvenal, Satires 3.164-5: ‘it is hard for people to rise when straitened circumstances stand in the way of their natural abilities.’


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  • Progression, Forward Movement (+ emblematical representation of concept) [51L4(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Rest, Immobility, Stasis (+ emblematical representation of concept) [51LL1(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Regression, Backward Movement (+ emblematical representation of concept) [51LL4(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Talent (+ emblematical representation of concept) [52A13(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Hindrance, Obstruction (+ emblematical representation of concept) [54EE2(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
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  • Ambition; 'Ambitione', 'Amor di Fama' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [56F11(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass

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