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Vray’ment fol est celui qui veut rompre une enclume
A grands coups de marteau:[1]
Mais plus fol est celui qui ruiner presume
Du Seigneur le troupeau.


1. For Bze’s use of the anvil as ‘Truth’, see Alison Adams, Webs of Allusion. French Protestant Emblem Books of the Sixteenth Century (Geneva, 2003), pp. 129-130.

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