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Au surpris.


Ja long temps ha que te poursuys fuyant:
Mais en mes rhetz tu es prins maintenant.
Plus ne pourras de ma force evaguer.
J’ay prins l’Anguille en fueille de figuier.[1]

Les cauteleux fault prendre par rudesse,
& violence, comme l’Anguille coulante,
en L’aspre fueille de figuier.


1.  The rough surface of the fig-leaf made it suitable for gripping slippery objects. See Erasmus, Adagia 395, Folio ficulno tenes anguillam.

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