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Les choses fermes ne se peuvent ar-
racher.

LVI.

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Ja soit qu’en nous venant chercher,
Turc estranger la Mer suscites:
Et que le Nil faces seicher,
En abbruvant tes exercites:
Si n’auras tu ja nos limites,
Tant que Charles garder les veuille.
Bien que le vent un Chesne excite,[1]
Il n’en remue que la feuille.

commentaires.

Cest embleme est faict à la louange de l’Empereur
Charles
cinquieme. Alciat dit donc, que si bien l’O-
cean, l’Afrique, les Barbares, & autres ennemis de
la Chrestienté se liguent & conspirent ensemble: si
bien leurs armees sont si grandes, que passans par pais
elles tarissent le Nil & autres rivieres qu’elles ren-
contrent en leur chemin, si ne pourront ces mescreans
endommager la Chrestienté, tandis que l’Empereur
Charles vivra: l’accomparant à un gros & puissant
chesne, lequel, combien qu’il soit assailli furieusement
par toute sorte de vents, ne laisse pas de demeurer
ferme & stable, ne perdant, au pis aller, que ses feuilles
seiches, qui quelques mois apres reviennent plus belles
& verdes qu’elles n’avoyent jamais esté.

Notes:

1.  Oaks were holy because sacred to Zeus, especially at his sanctuary at Dodona in Greece. See [FALe032]. The image of the dry leaves is already present in the Greek poem, but see also Vergil, Aeneid 4.441-4.


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PAREM DELINQUENTIS ET
suasoris culpam esse.

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

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Praeconem lituo perflantem classica victrix,
Captivum in tetro carcere turma tenet.
Quîs ille excusat, quod nec sit strenuus armis,
Ullius aut saevo leserit ense latus.
Hinc[1] illi quin ipse magis timidissime peccas,
Qui clangore alios aeris in arma cies.[2]

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.

Notes:

1.  Later editions have Huic.

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


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