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Parem delinquentis & suasoris
culpam esse.

The one who urges wrongdoing is as guilty as the one who does the wrong

Praeconem lituo perflantem classica victrix
Captivum in tetro carcere turma tenet.
Queis ille excusat, quòd nec sit strenuus armis,
Ullius aut saevo laeserit ense latus.
Huic illi, quin ipse magis timidissime peccas,
Qui clangore alios aeris in arma cies.[1]

The victorious troop holds captive in a foul dungeon a herald, who sounds military commands on his trumpet. To them he makes his excuses - he is no strong fighting man and has wounded no one’s side with a cruel sword. They reply: You abject coward, you are in fact more guilty, for you with the sound of your trumpet stir up others to fight.

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Le conseil pugny comme
le deffaillant.

Selon que guerre en sa tempeste
Rend prospere ou dure saison,
Lon print ladversaire trompette
Quon mist pour mourir en prison:
Il sexcusoit sur la raison
Quil na despee faict oultrage:
Tu es (fist on) pire poison,
Car tu rends aux couars courage.

Notes:

1.  This is a version of Aesop, Fables 325.


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  • Counsel; 'Consiglio' (Ripa) [52E3] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Guiltiness (+ emblematical representation of concept) [54AA52(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
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Des petits se doit lon douter.

LIIII.

L’aigle eut au Cerf volant debat:

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Dont elle fait bien peu de compte,
Comme petit pour son combat:
Mais l’autre emmi ses plumes monte.
Ainsi porté fut d’aisle prompte
Au nid, où tous les oeufs il casse.
Moins fort de corps, par art surmonte.
Souvent nous nuit personne basse.[1]

commentaires.

L’escharbot, que le Fevre appelle Cerfvolant, est
un petit animal, qui provient des chairs pourries des
chevaux. Il est ennemi juré de l’aigle, & a bien esté
si osé, que de la desfier. Il est petit extremement, &
sans forces: mais il surpasse son ennemie en conseil & en
astuce Car sans qu’elle en sente rien, il se fourre & se
cache dans ses plumes, & porté par elle jusques dans
son nid, il y perce & rond tous ses oeufs, si qu’il n’en
peut sortir aucun poussin: ainsi il se venge de sa
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [E8r p79] superbe ennemie, puis s’enfuit en se mocquant, comme
le recite aussi Esope. Cest Embleme nous apprend
que quelque petit & foible que soit nostreennemi
nous ne le devons pas pourtant mespriser: car comme
on dit communement, Il n’est pas jusqu’à la formis
qui n’ayt sa cholere.

Notes:

1.  For the feud between the eagle and the beetle, see Aesop, Fables 4; Erasmus, Adagia 2601, Scarabaeus aquilam quaerit.


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