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Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [O4r p215]

De guerre Paix.

APODEIXE.

Voy, Que le heaulme en guerre souvent mis
Tant de fois tinct du sang des ennemis:
En temps de Paix sert de rusche, à la mousche
Contenant cire: & miel doulx à la bouche.
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [O4v p216]Armes soient loing: Mais permise soit guerre,
Car aultrement, on ne peut paix acquerre.[1]

Une mesme chose peut avoir deux usa
ges contraires, comme l’espée porte
paix par craincte & Justice: & porte
guerre par injure, & audace. Pource
guerre est necessaire pour avoir paix.
Ce que demonstre ung heaulme, en
temps de guerre servant aulx armes:
en temps de paix aux aveilles, miel, &
cire.

Notes:

1.  Cf. Anthologia graeca, 6.236, where bees nest in what were once the beaks (projections at the prow) of war-galleys.


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Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [M8r p191]

Ex bello pax.

Peace succeeding to war

En galea, intrepidus quam miles gesserat: & quae
Saepius hostili sparsa cruore fuit.
Parta pace apibus tenuis concessit in usum
Alveoli: atque favos grataque mella gerit.
Arma procul iaceant: fas sit tunc sumere bellum:
Quando aliter pacis non potes arte frui.[1]

See here a helmet which a fearless soldier previously wore and which was often spattered with enemy blood. After peace was won, it retired to be used as a narrow hive for bees; it holds honey-combs and nice honey. - Let weapons lie far off; let it be right to embark on war only when you cannot in any other way enjoy the art of peace.

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1.  Cf. Anthologia graeca, 6.236, where bees nest in what were once the beaks (projections at the prow) of war-galleys.


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