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In momentaneam felicitatem.

Transitory success

EMBLEMA CXXIIII.

Aeriam propter crevisse cucurbita pinum
Dicitur, & grandi luxuriasse coma:
Cùm ramos complexa, ipsumque egressa cacumen,
Se praestare aliis credidit arboribus.
Cui pinus, Nimium brevis est haec gloria: nam te,
Protinus adveniet, quae malè perdet, hiems.

A gourd, it is said, grew beside a lofty pine and flourished with abundant foliage. When it had enveloped the branches and grown taller than the tree-top, it then thought itself superior to the other trees. The pine said to it: This glory is exceedingly brief. For winter will shortly come which will utterly destroy you.


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La perte de l’ung, est le profict de l’aultre.

Ung fier Lyon, & ung Sanglier frendent
Faisoient mortel combat à gryphe, & dent.
Le vaultour vint les veoir: & en print joye:
Car l’ung ou l’aultre occis, sera sa proye.[1]

Cecy semble estre dict des Princes Chre-
stiens, faisans la guerre l’ung à l’aultre, & du
Turc, qui ce pendant regardant le debat,
prent le fruict de leur perte, usurpant tous-
jours sur la Chrestienne Europe.

Notes:

1.  Cf. Aesop 200 and 203.


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