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Ex litterarum studiis immor-
talitatem acquiri.

Immortality won through literary pursuits

EMBLEMA CXXXII.

Neptuni tubicen (cuius pars ultima cetum
AEquoreum facies indicat esse deum)
Serpentis medio Triton comprenditur orbe,
Qui caudam inserto mordicus ore tenet.
Fama viros animo insignes, praeclaraque gesta
Prosequitur, toto mandat & orbe legi.[1]

Triton, Neptune’s trumpeter, whose tail shows him as a sea-monster, his face as a god of the sea, is surrounded by an encircling snake which bites on its own tail, gripped fast in its mouth. Fame follows after men of outstanding intellect and their noble achievements, and bids them be read throughout all the world.

Notes:

1.  The trumpet represents fame, the encircling serpent eternity.


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Que d’el estudio de las letras nasçe la immortalidad.

Ottava rhima.

Triton que es de Neptuno trompetero
Medio hombre y medio pez, està çercado
De una serpiente que por lo postrero
Tiene su cola asida de un bocado,[1]
La Fama favoreze à el hombre entero
En letras, y pregona ansi su estado
Que le haze retumbar hasta que asombre
La tierra y mar con gloria de su nombre.

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1.  The conch/trumpet represents fame, the encircling serpent eternity.


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