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Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [D6v p60]

In receptatores sicariorum.

Those who harbour cut-throats

Latronum, furumque manus tibi Scaeva[1] per urbem
It comes: & diris cincta cohors gladiis.
Atque ita te mentis generosum prodige censes,
Quōd tua complureis allicit olla malos.
En novus Actaeon, qui postquām cornua sumpsit,
In praedam canibus se dedit ipse suis.[2]

An evil-minded band of ruffians and thieves accompanies you about the city, a gang of supporters armed with lethal swords. And so, you wastrel, you consider yourself a fine lordly fellow because your cooking pot draws in crowds of scoundrels. - Here’s a fresh Actaeon - he, after he grew his horns, became the prey of his own hunting dogs.

Notes:

1.  Scaeva, ‘evil-minded’. The capital letter suggests that the Latin word could be taken as a proper name in the vocative case, i.e addressing one Scaeva.

2.  For the story of Actaeon turned into a stag and killed by his own hounds, see Ovid, Metamorphoses 3.138ff. Similarly, the hangers-on will destroy the one who has fed them.


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El symbolo de la Fe.

OTTAVA ACEPHALA.

Honor vestido de purpureo manto
De mano tenga ā la Verdad abierta,
En medio estč el Amor honesto[1] y santto.
Esta seņal la santta Fe conįierta,
A quien la magestad de Honor abarįa [=abraįa] ,
La Verdad pare, el casto Amor enlaįa.

Notes:

1.  ‘Amor honest’ = ‘chaste love’ (Anteros), for which see [A49a081].


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