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Inganno contra i suoi,

Deceit against one’s own.


L’Annitra avezza a ritornar sovente
Al suo padron, che lei nascoso attende;
Quando le sue compagne vede e sente
Volar per l’aria, anch’ella il volo prende;
E seco s’accompagna, e finalmente
Ne le reti con lor lieta discende
E per esser ad altri utile amica
Si fa de propri suoi fiera nemica.


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Trahison contre les siens.

Cane privée, & de gris emplumée
Aller, venir aux siens accoustumée
Voyant voler les sauvages ensemble,
Et cacquetant, avec elles s’assemble,
Tant qu’aulx filletz tenduz elle les dresse.
Prinses, font cry, Lors se taist la traistresse,
Et se pollut du sang de sa semblable,
Mortelle aux siens, aux aultres proufitable.[1]

Similitude des Canes domesticques, attirantes les
saulvages es filetz: aulx traistres Ganelons, qui
rendent ceulx de leur propre nation, gent, pais,
maison & sang, entre les mains de leurs enne-
mis mortelz.

Notes:

1.  Cf. Aesop, Fables, 282, where the decoy birds are pigeons.


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