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Les Riches ne sont a craindre aulx bons.

PROSOPOPOEIE.

Mes deux voisins, les plus riches tenuz
De la cite, & de tous biens cogneuz
Levent haulx murs, d’ung, & daultre cost,
A celle fin que jour me soit ost.
Moy povre (Helas) que chassent sans raison
Harpyes,[1] hors de ma propre maison.
Link to an image of this page Link to an image of this page [D4v p56]Si cueur entier, & honneur vertueux,
Ne sont Zethes, & Calais, contre eulx.

La fable de Phineus, & des Harpyies
le molestantes en son palais, & chas-
ses par les enfans calais, & ze-
thes
, donne entendre plusieurs
bonnes personnes estre chasses de
leurs possessions par leurs riches voi-
sins, si bon cueur, & 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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