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EMBLEMA CXC [=189] .

Obnoxia infirmitas.

Weakness is vulnerable

Pisciculos Orata [=Aurata] rapit medio aequore sardas,
Ni fugiant pavidae summa marisque petant?
Link to an image of this pageá Link to an image of this page á[R4v f119v]Ast ibi sunt mergis fulicisque voracibus esca
Eheu intuta manens undique debilitas.

The little sardines the golden wrasse swallows in the depths of the ocean, unless in fear they flee and make for the surface of the sea. But there they provide a meal for greedy divers and other sea-birds. Alas for weakness, remaining everywhere at risk.

Das CXC [=189] .

Wolgeplagte Armut.

Die Goldbra▀men im mitten Meer
Die Fischlein Sardein engstet sehr
Wann sie nicht fliehen also gschwind
Zu ÷berst sie gefressen sind
Aber da werdens graubt zur Spei▀
Von Bre▀lin und Merchen on grei▀
Ach Gott wie ist die arm schwachheit
An allen orten nider gleidt.


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    Link to an image of this pageá Link to an image of this page á[K6v p156]

    Rien de vestu.

    Cela restoit Ó nos malheurs meschants,
    Que les langoustz gastassent tous nos champs.[1]
    Veuz les avons en armÚes plus grandes,
    Que d’Atylas, ou de Xerxes les bandes:[2]
    Link to an image of this pageá Link to an image of this page á[]Tout ha mangÚ foin, mil, bled, celle peste.
    Espoir perdu, rien que souhaict ne reste.

    L’une des dix playes d’Aegypte furent les
    Langoustes, consumantes tout fruyct, fleur,
    & semence sur terre, & telle fut en Lombar-
    die
    au temps que cest Embleme fut escript.
    qui vola jusque en Provence, puys se gecta
    en mer. Sur quoy fut cecy escript, signifiant
    que Ó toute reste perdue, Ó la chance, ou au
    flux ne reste sinon le souhaict, ou le desespoir.

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    1. áReferring to a plague of locusts in North Italy in 1541/2 (as in the commentary).

    2. áAttila the Hun and Xerxes, King of Persia, were leaders who invaded the Roman Empire and Greece with vast armies in mid fifth century AD and 480 BC respectively. Xerxes’ invasion and Attila’s first invasion both came from the east.


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