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Contre ceulx qui osent entreprendre oultre
leur force.

Quand Hercules dort soubz l’arbre, & repose,
Et soubz son bras armes, & masse pose,
Des nains armée à le tuer s’efforce,[1]
Mal cognoissans leur trop petitte force:
Luy esveillé, comme petitte pulce
Dedans la peau du Lyon les repulse.[2]

À plus fort que soy ne se fault prendre.


1.  Hercules’ confrontation with the pygmies is described by Philostratus, Eikones 2.22.

2.  The skin of the Nemean lion which Hercules always wore after slaying the beast. CHECK (See [A58a130], notes; [A58a170]).

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