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Andreae Alciati Em-
blematum liber
secundus.

In divites publico malo.

Those who grow rich out of public misfortune

I.

Anguillas quisquis captat, si limpida verrat
Flumina, si illimes ausit adire lacus,
Cassus erit, ludetque operam. multum excitet ergo
Si cretae, & vitreas palmula turbet aquas,
Dives erit. sic iis res publica turbida lucro est,
Qui pace, arctati legibus, esuriunt.[1]

If anyone hunting eels sweeps clear rivers or thinks to visit unmuddied lakes, he will be unsuccessful and waste his efforts. If he instead stirs up much clay and with his oar churns the crystal waters, he will be rich. Likewise a state in turmoil becomes a source of profit to people who in peace go hungry, because the law cramps their style.

Notes:

1.  Cf. Erasmus, Adagia, 2579 (Anguillas captare).


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    SEGUNDO LIBRO
    DE LOS EMBLEMAS
    de Alciato traducidos en rhimas
    Españolas por Ber-
    nadino Daza

    Pinciano

    Contra los que enrriqueçen con el mal comun.

    Ottava rhima.

    Aquel que las anguillas pescar quiere,
    Si a los claros y frescos rios vaya
    Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [K4v p152] No le sucçederà como quisiere.
    Mas si à las partes donde çieno aya
    (Turbando el agua por pescar) se fuere,
    Menester es que mas la pesca caya.
    Ansi con las rebueltas se enrriqueçen
    Los que de hambre con la paz pereçen.[1]

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    1.  Cf. Erasmus, Adagia, 2579 (Anguillas captare).


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