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Sçavant ne doit contre sçavant
parler.

XCIX.

Tu as tort, petit Arondelle,
De prendre ceste joli’ beste,
La cigale, la chanterelle,
Faisant comme toy bruit & feste.[1]
Comme toy est en printemps preste,
Comme toy vole sans nuisance.
Musique estre doit si honneste,
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [K1v p146] Que l’un jamais l’autre n’offense.

commentaires.

Alciat tanse rudement l’arondelle qui avoit pris
une cigale, pour la porter pour viande à ses petits.
Et toy & elle, dit-il, avez un chant esclatant &
argentin, vous nous venez toutes deux voir en esté,
toutes deux estes hostesses des hommes, vous avez
toutes deux des aisles: en somme vous estes oiseau &
l’un & l’autre. Desfay toy plustost de telle proye, &
la laisse aller. C’est une chose inique & injurieuse,
que Musiciens d’une mesme condition se dressent
embusches les uns aux autres. Vous nous apportez
toutes deux l’esté par vostre venuë, qui est la saison
de toute joye & plaisir.

Notes:

1.  The reference is to the legend of Procne’s metamorphosis into a swallow. See [FALe074]. For swallows catching cicadas, see Aelian, De natura animalium 8.6.


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  • music [48C7] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • discussion, dialogue, dispute ~ scholar, philosopher [49C40] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Similarity, Likeness [51B2] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Eloquence; 'Eloquenza', 'Fermezza & Gravit� dell'Oratione' (Ripa) [52D3] Search | Browse Iconclass
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  • Philomela, Procne and Tereus changed into nightingale, swallow, hoopoe (or hawk): Tereus seeks to kill Philomela and Procne for having slain his son; in their flight the two sisters are changed into a nightingale and a swallow; Tereus is changed into a ho [97DD23] Search | Browse Iconclass

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Doctos doctis obloqui
nefas esse.

It is wicked for scholars to wrangle with other scholars

Quid rapis heu Progne vocalem saeva Cicadam,
Pignoribusque tuis fercula dira paras?[1]
Stridula stridentem, vernam verna, hospita laedis
Hospitam, & aligeram penniger ales avem?
Ergo abice hanc praedam. nam musica pectora summum est
Alterum ab alterius dente perire nefas.

Alas, Procne, why, cruel bird, do you sieze on the melodious cicada and prepare a dreadful banquet for your young? A whistler yourself, you harm the shrill singer; a summer visitor, you hurt another fine-weather caller; a guest, you harm a guest; a feathered bird, you hurt another winged creature. So let this prize go. It is the greatest sin for hearts devoted to the Muses to perish by one another’s tooth.

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1.  The reference is to the legend of Procne’s metamorphosis into a swallow. See [A50a070] and [A50a193]. For swallows catching cicadas, see Aelian, De natura animalium 8.6.


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  • Philomela, Procne and Tereus changed into nightingale, swallow, hoopoe (or hawk): Tereus seeks to kill Philomela and Procne for having slain his son; in their flight the two sisters are changed into a nightingale and a swallow; Tereus is changed into a ho [97DD23] Search | Browse Iconclass

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