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Alliances.

Apostrophe.

Sur l’Alliance des Italiens.

Apostrophe.

Ce Lucz formé comme nef piscantine
Propre pour soy prend la Muse Latine
Pren (Duc) ce don, qui te plaise en ce temps
Que commencer alliance pretendz.
Difficile est tant de chordes estendre
Fors qu’au prudent, Si l’une ne veult tendre,
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [B8r p31] Ou rompue est (ce qu’est facilement)
Grace du son se perd totallement.
Ainsi veult Paix l’Italie conjoindre,
Si l’Amour est: rien n’est que doibves craindre.
Si l’ung default (ce que l’on voit souvent)
Celle harmonie est resolue en vent.

Comparaison d’ung Luc, accor-
dé, ou discors: envoyé au Duc
Maximilian soubz figure des al
liances, & Partialitéz d’Italie, mon
strant union estre invincible.


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Du Silence.

III

Quand l’ignorant ne sonne mot,
Il semble à cil qui est sçavant:

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Et n’est de sagesse remot,
Sinon quand il parle souvent:
Ta bouche ayt donc le doigt devant,
Pour ne parler qu’avec science.
Lors Harpocrate iras suyvant,#[1]
Qui nous figuroit le silence.

commentaires.

Il vaut mieux se taire que de trop parler. Le fol ne
sçauroit mieux monstrer sa folie & son ignorance,
qu’en parlant. Periandre demandoit un jour au Phi-
losophe Solon, pourquoy il demeuroit muet en une
grande assemblee, veu que là tant de gents discour-
oyent de divers affaires: si c’estoit par faute d’avoir
que dire, ou bien qu’il fust fol. Solon respondit, que le
fol ne peut se taire. Le divin Platon interrogue à quoy
on peut connoistre les personnes, Par la parole, dit-il,
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [A6r p11] comme on connoit les pots de terre par le son qu’ils
rendent. Les Egyptiens appelloyent Harpocrate, le
Dieu de silence, lequel, pour ne parler, fermoit sa bou-
che & ses levres avec le doigt.

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1.  Harpocrates, also known as Horus, was the son of the Egyptian divinity Isis. He avenged the murder of his father Osiris by Set/Typhon. He is often represented as an infant with his finger held to his mouth as a sign of silence and economy of words. See Plutarch, De Iside et Osiride 68.


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