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Voyant cest enragé faire noyer soy-mesme
Et les siens, en perçant la nef qui les soustient:
Tu voids, helas! au vif ceste misere extreme
Du temps auquel le monde aujourd’hui s’entretient.[1]


1.  This emblem refers to the ‘ship of state’, being led by a madman (not specifically identified: could it be Henri III of France in 1580?).

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