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Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [N8v p208]

Vengence Juste.

EXCLAMATION.

Le noir corbeau pour manger avoit pris
Ung Scorpion, de sa gueulle le pris.
Luy se vengeant, par venin espandu,
Son ravisseur soubdain mort ha rendu.
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [O1r p209]O cas pour rire: A aultruy qui mort dresse
Luy mesme il meurt, & chet soubz sa finesse.[1]

Quand ung mauvais se prent à
ung aultre plus mauvais, il se de
struict soy mesme, comme ung
bateur, à ung meurtrier ung lar
ron, à ung brigand, ung joueur,
à ung pipeur, ung faulsaire à
ung empoisonneur, ung usurier,
à ung bancquerotier, ung fin, à
ung plus fin, ung trompeur, à ung
trompeur & demy. Le corbeau
est male beste, ung Scorpion
pire, qui tue de sa queuë vene-
neuse.

Notes:

1.  This is a fairly free translation of Anthologia graeca 9.339. See Erasmus, Adagia 58, Cornix scorpium, where the Greek epigram is again translated.


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IN EUM QUI TRUCULENTIA
suorum perierit.

On one who perished through the savagery of his own people.

Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [D8r]

Delphinum 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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