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Ensuicte dissemblable.[1]

Le Milan suist la Harpe en hault volant,[2]
Part à la proye avoir (qui chet) voulant:
Et le Sarget,[3] le mulet Marin suyvre
En mer on voit: pour de son reste vivre,
Avec moy faict Oenocrat le pareil,
Duquel la court Borgne use pour clair oeil.

Cest Embleme est contre quelque Docteur concur
rent à Alciat: lequel n’avoit auditeurs sinon le reste,
des escholiers laisséz par ledict Alciat: Et le nomme
Oenocrat, c’est a dire. Fort en vin, ou bon beuveur. Le
notant d’yvroignerie.

Notes:

1.  In the 1549 French edition, this emblem has no woodcut.

2.  For the association of the kite and the hawk see Aristotle, Historia animalium, 9.1.609

3.  For the sargus see Emblem 69 ([A58a069]). For its habit of following the lutarius (the mudfish) and eating the food it disturbs as it burrows in the mud, see Pliny, Natural History, 9.30.65; Erasmus, Parabolae, p. 253.


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Aux defaillans.[1]

Apostrophe.

Diffamé has entrée bonne, & haulte
Par fin mauvaise: & mis debvoir en faulte.
Comme une Chievre au laict son pot rompant,
Du pied dernier ses propres biens respand.

Comme quelque fois une chievre ayant remply un pot de
son laict: en ruant du pied derriere le casse: & espand toute la
traicte. Ainsi plusieurs ayans commencé quelque bonne en-
treprinse, ou bel ouvrage font sur la fin une lourde faulte, qui
diffame tout le commencement. Comme Tibere, & Neron
feirent en leur empire, allant en pire de jour en jour.

Notes:

1.  In the 1549 French edition, this emblem has no woodcut.


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