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In garrulum & gulosum.

Against a noisy and gluttonous fellow

Emblema xcv.

Voce boat torva, praelargo est gutture, rostrum
Instar habet nasi, multiforísque tubae.
Deformem rabulam, addictum ventríque gulaeque
Signabit volucer, cùm Truo pictus erit.

It screams with a harsh cry, it has an enormous throat, a beak like a spout or a many-holed trumpet. The pelican bird, when painted, will indicate an ugly ranter, enslaved to lust and belly.

PEtitum id ex Clementis Alexandrini 2. paedago-
gi. cap. I. Qui animum in alvo defodit, pisci, qui a-
sellus dicitur, maximè similis. Accommodatur in
quosdam rabulas forenses, qui suo incondito clamo-
re videntur aërem turbare, cùm dent, sine mente so-
num. omniáque interea ad ventrem & ingluviem
referant.

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Pour un criad [=criard] & gourmand.

GRand nez comme une trompette,
Ou comme une flutte faicte,
Pertuisee à plusieurs trous:
Qui de sa voix, ou sa trompe,
Crie si haut que l’air rompe,
Et nous estonne à tous coups:
C’est du Butor la figure,
Remarquant bien la nature
D’un plaidereau chicaneur,
Qui autre chose ne pense
Sinon à remplir sa pance,
Sans respect, ny sans honneur.

CEcy est tiré de Clement Alexandrin au
second de son paedagogue, chap. I. Ce-
luy, dit-il, qui fouyt & cache son esprit dans
son ventre, il resemble bien fort, au poisson
qui est nommé asnon. Ce que se convertit à
l’encontre de quelques chicaneurs, qui par
leur horrible clameur & criaillerie semblent
troubler tout l’air, quoy qu’ils parlent sans
raison, rapportans ce pendant toutes leurs
actions au ventre & à la gourmandise.


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Opulenti haereditas.

The rich man’s legacy

LXXXIII [=84] .

Patroclum falsis rapiunt hinc Troës in armis,
Hic socii, atque omnis turba Pelasga vetat.
Obtinet exuvias Hector, Graecique cadaver,[1]
Haec fabella agitur, cùm vir opimus obit,
Maxima rixa oritur, tandem sed transigit haeres,
Et corvis aliquid, vulturiisque sinit.[2]

On that side the Trojans are carrying off Patroclus in his deceptive armour, on this, his co-fighters and all the Greek host try to stop them. Hector obtains the spoils, the Greeks the body. This story is played out when a rich man dies. A great quarrelling arises, but eventually the heir brings the argument to an end and leaves something for crows and vultures.

Notes:

1.  For the death of Patroclus, see Homer, Iliad, 16.784ff. He borrowed Achilles’ armour to fight the Trojans when Achilles refused, and was killed by Hector, who took the armour.

2.  ‘Vulture’ was a term used to refer to people who hang round rich persons, hoping for a legacy See Erasmus, Adagia, 614 (Si vultur es, cadaver exspecta).


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