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Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [N4r p199]

In eum qui truculentia suorum perierit.

On one who perished through the savagery of his own people

EMBLEMA CLXVI.

Delphinem invitum me in littora compulit aestus,
Exemplum infido quanta pericla mari.
Nam si nec propriis Neptunus parcit alumnis,
Quis tutos homines navibus esse putet?[1]

I am a dolphin whom the tide drove ashore against my will, an example showing what great dangers there are in the treacherous sea. For if Neptune does not spare even his own nurslings, who can think that men are safe in ships?

Notes:

1.  This is based on Anthologia graeca 7.216 (two lines omitted).


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Quelque mal advenant: pour le
mauvais Voisin.[1]

PROSOPOPOEIE.

Deux potz portoit ung torrent, L’ung d’aerain
L’autre de terre estoit faict à la main.
L’ung l’aultre prie estre à soy secourant:
Pour tous deux joingtz arrester l’eau courant.
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [N5r p201]Dist cil de terre. A toy venir n’hay cure.
Ton voisinage honte, & mal me procure.
Si toy vers moy: ou moy vers toy l’eau porte:
Frais le rompray: & tu demourras forte.

A plus puissant que soy ne se
fault adjoindre: Car l’infortune
advenant, le foible, & povre se
ruyne, & le fort & riche se saul-
ve. Le Torrent est le cours, & la
Fortune de ceste vie, le pot d’ae-
rain le riche: & le pot de terre le
povre.

Notes:

1.  See Avianus, Fables 11; Erasmus, Adagia 32, Aliquid mali propter vicinum malum.


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