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Adversus naturam peccantes.[1]

Those sinning against nature.

Turpe quidem factu, sed & est res improba dictu,[2]
Excipiat si quis choenice ventris onus.
Mensuram legisque modum hoc excedere sanctae est,
Quale sit incesto pollui adulterio.[3]

It is certainly foul as a deed but also a wicked thing to speak of, if someone were to empty the burden of his bowels into a bushel-box. This means exceeding the measure and limit of divine law as it would be defiled by impure adultery.

Notes:

1. With thanks to the commentary supplied on the Memorial website.

2. In the 1621 version, factu and dictu are swapped round.

3. This emblem is omitted in most editions.


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Contre ceux qui pechent contre
nature.

XLVIII.

Il est sale & vilain & faire & dire
De descharger son ventre en un vaisseau de prix.
Adulteres, qui sont de feu damnable espris,
Allans contre nature encourent de Dieu l’ire.

Commentaires.

Cest embleme est sale & ord. Or tant plus en ma-
Link to an image of this page Link to an image of this page [O1r p209] nie les choses sales, tant plus puantes elles se rendent.
Partant laisse-je cest embleme sans l’expliquer.


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