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Les biens des prodigues

mal employéz.

Sur ung hault Roch, faict d’ung mont sec & maigre:
Fruyctz sans saveur porte le figuier aigre.
Que mangent tous corneilles, & corbeaux
Au genre humain inutiles oyseaulx.
Ainsi Putains, flateurs, mangent le bien
Des riches folz, & les bons n’en hont rien.[1]

Des biens du riche fol personne ne s’en
sent sinon, Canailles, Macquereaulx, Pu-
tains, & flateurs.

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1.  This is based on an idea in Anthologia Graeca, 12.185.


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    Luxuriosorum opes.

    The wealth of the dissipated.

    Rupibus aėris, summique crepidine saxi
    Immites fructus ficus acerba parit,
    Quos corvi comedunt, quos devorat improba cornix.
    Qui nihil humanae commoditatis habent.
    ic [=Sic] fatuorum opibus parasiti, & scorta fruuntur:
    Et nulla iustos utilitate iuvant.[1]

    On towering cliffs, on the brink of the highest crag, the bitter fig-tree bears its sharp fruit. These the ravens eat, these the rascally crow devours, fruit that offers nothing of any good to man. Even so, parasites and whores enjoy the wealth of fools - decent persons get no benefit from it.

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