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Les quatre saisons de l’annee.

XCVI.

Au froid hyver la Berce nous convie,
Et au printemps l’arondelle qui crie:
Mais le coquu fait l’esté apparoistre:
Le becquefig fait l’automne congnoistre.

Commentaires.

J’estime qu’Alciat n’a eu autre but en ceste epigram-
me, que de nous enseigner quels oiseaux, par leur
venue, nous remarquent les quatre saisons de l’annee.
La Berce, je l’ay veu escrite par deux ee Beree, Quel-
ques uns baillent ceste proprieté au Quinson, qui crie
ordinairement fuy fuy, quand le froid est à la porte,
Becquefig ou Becquefique, est ainsi nommee, pource
qu’elle aime & mange les figues.


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    In iuventam.

    On youth

    Natus uterque Iovis, tener atque imberbis uterque,
    Quem Latona tulit, quem tulit & Semele,[1]
    Salvete, aeterna simul & florete iuventa,
    Numine sit vestro quae diuturna mihi.
    Tu vino curas, tu victu dilue morbos,
    Ut lento accedat sera senecta pede.

    Sons of Jove, each of you, each of you tender and beardless, one born of Latona, one of Semele, hail! Be glorious together in your everlasting youth, and may youth by your divine assent last long for me. You wash away my cares with wine, and you dissolve my bodily ills with [disciplined] living, that old age may approach late and with slow footsteps.

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    1.  Apollo (son of Latona) and Dionysus (son of Semele), gods of healing and of wine. Beautiful and ever young, they were often linked, e.g. Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.421; 4.18; Epistulae (Heroides), 1.14.31. For Dionysus (Bacchus), see Emblem 25 ([A50a025]).


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