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PAREM DELINQUENTIS, ET
suasoris culpam esse.

The one who urges wrongdoing is as guilty as the one who does the wrong

Emblema 172.

Praeconem lituo perflantem classica victrix
Captivum in tetro carcere turma tenet.
Queis ille excusat, quod nec sit strenuus armis,
Ullius aut saevo laeserit ense latus.
Huic illi: Quin ipse magis timidissime peccas,
Qui clangore alios aeris in arma cies.[1]

The victorious troop holds captive in a foul dungeon a herald, who sounds military commands on his trumpet. To them he makes his excuses - he is no strong fighting man and has wounded no one’s side with a cruel sword. They reply: You abject coward, you are in fact more guilty, for you with the sound of your trumpet stir up others to fight.

Notes:

1.  This is a version of Aesop, Fables 325.


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Hazientes y consentientes, pena por igual.

Ottava rhima.

Prendiò la gente en guerra vençedora
A un trompetero de la adversa parte,
El qual se escussa, desculpa, y implora
Que nunca exercitò el sangriento Marte.
Por eso (respondiò la gente) aora
Ten menos esperança de librarte,
Pues que sin pelear à que arremeta
Mueves la gente al son de la trompeta.[1]

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1.  This is based on Aesop, Fables 325.


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