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Luxuriosum opes.

The wealth of the dissipated.

X.

Rupibus aëriis, summique crepidine saxi
Immites fructis ficus acerba parit:
Quos corvi comedunt, quos devorat improba cornix,
Qui nihil humanae commoditatis habent.
Sic fatuorum opibus parasiti & scorta fruuntur,
Et nulla iustos utilitate iuvant.[1]

On towering cliffs, on the brink of the highest crag, the bitter fig-tree bears its sharp fruit. These the ravens eat, these the rascally crow devours, fruit that offers nothing of any good to man. Even so, parasites and whores enjoy the wealth of fools - decent persons get no benefit from it.

Notes:

1.  This is based on an idea in Anthologia Graeca, 12.185.


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    Le tombeau d’une Paillarde.

    DIALOGISME.

    D. Quel sepulchre est (De Laïs de Corinthe)
    Comment perit femme tant belle, & coincte?
    R. (Laide estoit l’hors. Car ses vieux ans venus
    Rendu avoit les armes à Venus)[1]
    D. Que signifie ung Belier escorché
    Par la Lyonne au derriere accroché.
    Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [G1r p97](Les amans prins tenoit en telz esbatz)
    Masle est Belyer, l’amant est prins au bas.

    Laïs Corinthienne la plus fameuse pail-
    larde qui fut oncque, feit mettre tel ima-
    ge sur sa tombe. Donnant à entendre sa
    lubricque rapine par la Lyonne. La fol-
    lie des amoureux par ung mouton, sotte
    beste, tondu, & escorché. Et la paillardi-
    se, par la partie basse.

    Notes:

    1.  As a symbol of retirement, the tools of one’s trade were dedicated to the presiding deity


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