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Sur Occasion.

DIALOGISME, ET PROSOPOPOEIE.

De Lysippus[1] suys l’ouvrage de pris,
D. Qui es tu doncque. R. l’Article du temps pris.
D. Pourquoy sur roue, aulx piedz has tu des aeles,
R. Car tousjours tourne, à tous vents faisant voiles.
D. Pourquoy tiens tu rasoir. R. Ce signe argue?
Que plus que nul trenchant je suys ague.
D. Pourquoy derriere es chaufve, & cheveleure
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [K3v p150]Has au devant? R. Pour estre prinse à l’heure
Affin que si l’on me laisse eschapper,
On ne me puisse apres aulx crins happer.
Pour toy suys faicte en tel art phantasticque,
Pour tous instruire, ouverte est la boutique.

Occasion est le poinct du temps
oportun à faire ou à veoir les
choses utiles, lequel quand il se
offre, & est bien prins, trenche &
depesche, Aussi omis: passe, &
s’en va soubdainement, sans plus
jamais povoir estre recouvré.

Notes:

1.  Greek sculptor, 4th century BC.


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Paupertatem summis ingeniis obesse
ne provehantur.[1]

Poverty prevents the advancement of the best of abilities

EMBLEMA CXX.

Dextra tenet lapidem, manus altera sustinet alas:
Ut me pluma levat, sic grave mergit onus.
Ingenio poteram superas volitare per arces,
Me nisi paupertas invida deprimeret.

My right hand holds a rock, the other bears wings. As the feathers lift me, so the heavy weight drags me down. By my mental gifts I could have flown through the heights of heaven, if malign poverty did not hold me back.

Notes:

1.  For the sentiment cf. Juvenal, Satires 3.164-5: ‘it is hard for people to rise when straitened circumstances stand in the way of their natural abilities.’


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