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In Aulicos.

On Courtiers

Vana palatinos quos educat[1] aula clientes
Dicitur auratis nectere compedibus.

The court, so full of vanities, supports the palace entourage, but binds them with fetters of gold, it is said.

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Contre les Courtisans.

Servir a la Court bien vestu.
Manger du bon boire dautant,
Estre de beau parler battu,
Tout remply despoir quon attend,
Rend le peu sage trescontent:
Comme ung que en chaine dor on lye:
Dont jamais saillir ne pretend:
Et treuve tel prison jolye.


1. áTextual variant - 1550 has ducat

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  • (personifications of) 'Vanitas', the vanity of human life; FragilitÓ humana, FugacitÓ delle grandezze & della gloria mondana, Meditatione della morte, Opera vana, Piacere vano, Vana gloria, VanitÓ (Ripa) [11R5] Search | Browse Iconclass
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  • Restriction, Limitation (+ emblematical representation of concept) [51EE11(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass

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