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OBDURANDUM ADVER-
sus urgentia.

Stand firm against pressure

Nititur in pondus palma & consurgit in arcum
Quo magis & premitur hoc mage tollit onus.[1]
Fert & odoratas bellaria dulcia glandes,[2]
Quis mensas inter primus habetur honos.
Link to an image of this page Link to an image of this page [B3v]I puer & reptans ramis has collige, mentis
Qui constantis erit, praemia digna feret.

The wood of the palm-tree counteracts a weight and rises up into an arch. The heavier the burden pressing it down, the more it lifts it up. The palm-tree also bears fragrant dates, sweet dainties much valued when served at table. Go, boy, edge your way along the branches and gather them. The man who shows a resolute spirit will receive an appropriate reward.

Notes:

1. The reaction of palm to a heavy weight is mentioned in various ancient sources, e.g. Pliny, Natural History 16.81.223; Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae 3.6. See also Erasmus, Parabolae p.263. It probably refers to a plank of palm-wood, rather than a branch of the living tree. A similar image is used in La Perriere, Morosophie, no. 83 ([FLPb083]).

2. See Erasmus, Parabolae p.241: ‘the palm-tree, having bark with knife-sharp edges, is difficult to climb, but it bears delicious fruit’.


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Esperance prochaine.

Tourmente est Republicque, de tant
De maulx, que seulle esperance est restant.
Comme une nef en mer aulx vents tendue
De toutes pars par les flotz ja fendue.
Link to an image of this page Link to an image of this page [E2v p68] Mais quand Castor, & Pollux y viendra:
Les coeurs faillis. Bon espoir nous rendra.

Translation d’une nef agite de
tourmente: une Republicque
vexe. Et des feux de Castor, &
Pollux
: aulx defenseurs de Re-
publicque, ou survenue de bon
Prince, ou bons gouverneurs.
Lesquelz feux apparoissans en
tourmente signifient salut pro-
chain: & sont appellz des Ma-
riniers, Sainct Esme, & sainct
Clair
.


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