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Le captif pour sa gourmandise.

Le Rat regnant au cellier, rongeant tout,
Des huystres vit baillantes par ung bout:
Sa barbe y mit: & faulx os il atrappe,
Lesquelz touchéz feirent tomber la trappe,
Et le larron en prison hont tenu,
Qui par soy mesme en sa fosse est venu.[1]

Plusieurs se rendent serfz, captifz aulx bonnes
maisons: seullement pour les bons morseaulx, Plu-
sieurs aussi font leur fosse avec les dens, se procurans
mort avant eage, par exces de gourmandise.

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1.  This poem is a translation of Anthologia graeca 9.86.


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Captivus ob gulam.

Caught by greed

EMBLEMA XCIIII.

Regnatorque penus, mensaeque arrosor herilis
Ostrea mus summis vidit hiulca labris.
Queis teneram apponens barbam, falsa ossa momordit:
Ast ea clauserunt tacta repentè domum.
Deprensum & tetro tenuerunt carcere furem,
Semet in obscurum qui dederat tumulum.[1]

A mouse, king of the pantry, nibbler at the master’s table, saw oysters with their shells just slightly open. Applying his sensitive whiskers, he nibbled the deceptive bone. But the oysters, when touched, suddenly slammed shut their house and held the thief, caught red-handed, in a noisome prison, a thief who had put himself into a lightless tomb.

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1.  This poem is a translation of Anthologia graeca 9.86.


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