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Contre les Escornifleurs.

APOSTROPHE.

Reçoy de nous l’aquaticque escrevice,
Bien convenant à tes moeurs, & ton vice.
Les yeulx ouvers, piedz arméz en tenaillé,
En ordre grand. ventre plein de tripaille:
Ainsi tu has la panse grosse, & grasse,
Les piedz legiers, bouche picquant sans grace,
Quand aulx bancquetz vagant de toutes pars,
Dessus aultruy gectes picquans brocardz.

Les escornifleurs, & plaisantins pour la panse, hont les
yeulx, & les piedz, sur, & par tout, & sont subjectz pour le
ventre, gourmandz, & picquans de bouche mesdisante.


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In parasitos.

Professional spongers

Quos tibi donamus, fluviales accipe cancros,
Munera conveniunt moribus ista tuis.
His oculi vigiles, & forfice plurimus ordo
Chelarum armatus, maximaque alvus adest.
Sic tibi propensus stat pingui abdomine venter,
Pernicesque pedes, spiculaque apta pedi.
Cùm vagus in triviis, mensaeque sedilibus erras,
Inque alios mordax scommata salsa iacis.[1]

Receive these river crabs which we present to you. These gifts match your character. They have watchful eyes, and a great row of claws armed with a pincer, and a huge gut is there. You too have a protruding belly with fat paunch, scuttling feet and sharp weapons on them, as you hang about the crossroads or move among the seats at table, and maliciously shoot your stinging, witty jibes.

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Contre les escornifleurs ou postulans
de repeues franches, quon dit
plaisans de table.

Des escrevisses je tenvoye,
Don propre aux facons & meurs que as:
yeulx tousjours ouvers par la voye,
Et grand ventre, ou tout revocas:
Puis ce que chascun tu mocquas,
Es lieux ou faiz de fol loffice:
Sont les piedz pinsantz sur maintz cas,
Ainsi vis tu en escrevisse.

Notes:

1.  Variant reading, scommata falsa, ‘libellous witticisms’


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