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Insegna de Poeti.

Insignia of Poets.


Chi per insegna di sua gente pone
L’uccel, che rapì in Ida Ganimede.
Chi prende il fiero Serpe, e chi’l Leone,
E chi Animal, che più leggiadro vede,
Al Poeta lodato con ragione
E a i dotti e rari il Cigno si conviene,
Ch’è; sacro a Phebo, e già fu Re, & anchora.
Serba gliantichi progi, ond’altri honora.


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Armoieries des Poëtes.

En leurs escuz aulcuns portent grandz bestes
Aigles, Lyons, Serpens, Mais des Poëtes
Les armes, n’hont de telz animaulx signe.
Mais en ung champ coeleste, le blanc cygne.
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [P1r p225]Oyseau Phoebus, & à nous domesticque
Roy fut,[1] & garde encor’ son tiltre antique.

Le cygne fut jadis Roy: frere de Phaëton,
Oyseau fluvial, chantant tresdoulcement, &
de tresgrande blancheur, consacré à Phoe-
bus
Prince des Muses, & des Poëtes: Les-
quelz le portent en leurs enseignes: car ilz
sont de laurier coronnéz comme Roys: usent
de telle liberté à escripre, que les Roys,
à faire: font les guerres par carmes, comme
les Roys par armes. aiment les rivieres &
lieux plaisans, sont purs, & candides: & chan-
tent tresdoulcement en leurs vers bien son-
nans.

Notes:

1.  ‘a king once’. See Ovid, Metamorphoses 2.367ff. for the story of Cycnus, king of Liguria, turned into a swan and inhabiting the marshes and lakes of the plain of the Po (Alciato’s homeland).


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