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Silence.

Fol se taisant, ne differe du sage:
De la follie est tesmoing le langage
Doncq’ par le doigt la bouche close, & mue
En Harpocras Aegyptien se mue.[1]

La parolle donne à cognoistre
la sagesse, ou la follie de l’hom-
me.

Notes:

1.  Harpocrates, also known as Horus, was the son of the Egyptian divinity Isis. He avenged the murder of his father Osiris by Set/Typhon. He is often represented as an infant with his finger held to his mouth as a sign of silence and economy of words. See Plutarch, De Iside et Osiride 68.


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VERTUS.

Marque de Foy.

Soit pinct honneur vestu de fine pourpre,
Verité nue à sa dextre soit propre.
Soit au mylieu Amour chaste,[1] & plus beau
Que Cupido. De rose ayant chappeau.
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [B7r p29] Telz signes sont, de Foy, Qu’honneur maintient,
Amour nourrit: & verité soubstient.

C’est l’Ancienne Sabine designa-
tion de la Trinite, avant Jesu-
christ né. Ou bien le vray entre-
tien de fidelite par les circun-
stances d’honneur, & de ve-
rité.

Notes:

1.  Amour chaste, ‘chaste love’ (Anteros), for which see CHECK and CHECK.


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