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Che un dotto non dee biasimar l’altro.

A learned man should not reproach another.


Deh, perche Progne la Cicala, tanto
Crudel rapisci? Se pennuto uccello
Sei tu con l’ali, č anchor’ella altretanto.
Se canti sovra un tenero arboscello,
Et ella ingombra il cielo del suo canto.
Et č grato a chi l’ode e questo e quello.
Dunque lascia la preda, che non dei
Uccider cosa, a cui compagna sei.


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SCIENCE.

Savans, contre savans, ne doibvent parler.

APOSTROPHE.

Pourquoy prens tu la Cigale, Hirondelle
A tes petitz pour donner repast d’elle?[1]
Quand toutes deux vous estes creatures,
En lieu, temps, chant, vol, de mesmes natures.
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [O6v p220]Laisse la donque Car c’est faict invident
Les eloquens, l’ung sur l’aultre avoir dent.

Par ung vulgaire proverbe on dict: que
quand ung loup mange l’aultre, c’est
mauvaise saison. Aussi est ce une grande
villennie: quand ung homme savant, &
eloquent, detracte d’ung aultre sembla-
ble: Ce que entendoit Pythagoras, de-
fendant de recevoir l’hirondelle en sa
maison. Pource qu’elle devore la Ciga-
le volatile amie des Muses & chante-
relle vernalle: elle estant de mesme
qualite.

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1.  The reference is to the legend of Procne’s metamorphosis into a swallow. See [FALb064]. For swallows catching cicadas, see Aelian, De natura animalium 8.6.


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  • discussion, dialogue, dispute ~ scholar, philosopher [49C40] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Similarity, Likeness [51B2] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Eloquence; 'Eloquenza', 'Fermezza & Gravitą dell'Oratione' (Ripa) [52D3] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Disagreement, Discord; 'Discordia' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [54EE31(+4):51B3(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Malevolence, Maliciousness; 'Malevolenza', 'Malignitą', 'Malvagitą' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [57AA7(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Philomela, Procne and Tereus changed into nightingale, swallow, hoopoe (or hawk): Tereus seeks to kill Philomela and Procne for having slain his son; in their flight the two sisters are changed into a nightingale and a swallow; Tereus is changed into a ho [97DD23] Search | Browse Iconclass

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