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Les Riches ne sont ŗ craindre aulx bons.

Prosopopoeie.

Mes deux voisins, les plus riches tenuz
De la cite, & de tous biens cogneuz
Levent haulx murs, d’un, & d’aultre costť,
A celle fin que jour me soit ostť.
Moy povre (helas) que chassent sans raison
Harpyies,[1] hors de ma propre maison.
Link to an image of this pageLink to an image of this page †[D4v p56] Si cueur entier, & honneur vertueux,
Ne sont Zethes, & CalaÔs, contre eulx.

La fable de Phineus, & des Harpyies le mole-
stantes en son palais, & chassťes par les enfans
Calais, & Zethes, donne ŗ entendre plu
sieurs bonnes personnes estre chassťes de leurs
possessions par leurs riches voisins, si bon coeur,
& vertu ne les defend.

Notes:

1.The Harpies, symbols of injustice, were carrying off or soiling Phineus’ food so that he could not eat. He was delivered by Zetes and Calais, the winged sons of the North Wind and Oreithyia. See e.g. Ovid, Metamorphoses 6.711-7.4.


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