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In parasitos.

Professional spongers

Quos tibi donamus, fluviales accipe cancros,
Munera conveniunt moribus ista tuis.
His oculi vigiles, & forfice plurimus ordo
Chelarum armatus, maximaque alvus adest.
Sic tibi propensus stat pingui abdomine venter,
Pernicesque pedes, spiculaque apta pedi.
Cm vagus in triviis, mensaeque sedilibus erras,
Inque alios mordax scommata salsa iacis.[1]

Receive these river crabs which we present to you. These gifts match your character. They have watchful eyes, and a great row of claws armed with a pincer, and a huge gut is there. You too have a protruding belly with fat paunch, scuttling feet and sharp weapons on them, as you hang about the crossroads or move among the seats at table, and maliciously shoot your stinging, witty jibes.

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Contre les escornifleurs ou postulans
de repeues franches, quon dit
plaisans de table.

Des escrevisses je tenvoye,
Don propre aux facons & meurs que as:
yeulx tousjours ouvers par la voye,
Et grand ventre, ou tout revocas:
Puis ce que chascun tu mocquas,
Es lieux ou faiz de fol loffice:
Sont les piedz pinsantz sur maintz cas,
Ainsi vis tu en escrevisse.

Notes:

1. Variant reading, scommata falsa, ‘libellous witticisms’


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Parvam culinam, duobus ganeonibus
non sufficere.

A small kitchen will not satisfy two gluttons

Emblema xciii.

In modicis nihil est quod quis lucretur, & unum
Arbustum geminos non alit erithacos.[1]
Aliud.
In tenui spes nulla lucri est: unoque residunt
Arbusto geminae non bene ficedulae.

No one can make anything out of small resources. One clump of trees does not feed two robins. Another There is no hope of gain where means are small. Two flycatchers (lit. fig-peckers) don’t lodge well in one clump of trees.

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NOn est multum lucri sperandum ex negotiis mi-
nimis, & in quibus quanquam multum laboris &
operae collocetur, tamen fructus inde parum capi-
tur, praesertimque si sit consors in eadem admini-
stratione. Hinc Adagia: Uno in ramo non bene sedent duo
ficedulae &, unum arbustum non alit duos Erythacos[2]
.

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Petite cuisine ne suffit deux frians.

POur certain jamais on ne fit
D’un petit estat grand proffit:
Deux Rubellines ne se tiennent
Sur mesme branche, & ne s’y prennent.

Autrement.

QUelque grand gain ne nous vient pas
De peu de chose, & petit cas:
Deux Mauvis sur mesme arbre assises
A peine seront jamais prises.

IL ne faut pas esperer grand gain de peti-
tes affaires, & desquelles, bien qu’on y em
ploye beaucoup de peine & travail, peu de
proffit vient, principalement quand on a un
compagnon telle entremise. C’est que lon
dit en proverbe, Sur mesme branche ne se
peuvent endurer deux mauvis &: Petit ar-
brisseau ne nourrit deux rubellines.

Notes:

1. ‘One clump of trees does not feed two robins’. For this proverb, see Apostolius, Proverbs 11.68, where it is said to refer to ‘those who try to turn something small into a source of profit’.

2. Corrected from the Errata


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