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CONCORDE.

Marcque de Concorde.

Corneilles hont merveilleuse concorde,
Leur foy jamais d’ensemble ne discorde.[1]
Sceptres des Roys portent de telz oyseaux,
Car par accord Princes sont bas, ou haulx,
Lequel tollu discordes, & desroys,
Viennent soubdain, tirans la mort des Roys.

C’est ce que Micipsa en Saluste dict, que par concor-
de les petites choses croissent. Et les grandes (com-
me Royaumes & Roys) deschéent par discorde.

Notes:

1.  See Aelian, De natura animalium 3.9. on the mutual love and loyalty of crows.


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In subitum terrorem.

Sudden terror

CV.

Effuso cernens fugientes agmine turmas,
Quis mea nunc inflat cornua, Faunus[1] ait.

Seeing the squadrons fleeing, their line in disarray, ‘Who now’, said Faunus, ‘is sounding my trumpets?’

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Unversehlicke erschreckung.

CV.

Der waldgot Pan sein horn erhelt
So laut, das er die Rysen jagt
Sein feind, den doch sunst gar nicht felt,
Und wurden anders nit geplagt:
Wie noch zu zeiten wierd verzagt,
Und erschrickt ein ganntz hoer von nicht
Als dan der Got Pan billich sagt,
Mein horn mit disen leuten ficht.

Notes:

1.  Faunus is here equated with Pan, the half-goat rustic god ([A50a097]), accredited with the invention of the horn or military trumpet, and responsible for unexplained ‘panic’ terrors seizing man and beast, especially on the battle-field and in wild lonely places. See Erasmus, Adagia 2603, Panicus casus.


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