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Des inconstantz.[1]

L’homme vagant qui ne faict que courir
Aller, venir, en pays estrangers:
Celluy qui veult tous mestiers aquerir,
Et y vacquer nonobstant les dangers:
Gentz si soubdains, volages & legers
Perdent leur bien, leur force se ruyne.
L’arbre planté dedans plusieurs vergers
Et replanté, ne peult prendre racine.

Notes:

1.  Cf. Erasmus, Parabolae (in Collected Works, 1978), p. 141 & Plutarch, Moralia, 787F; Erasmus, Adagia, 1.3.43 (Annosam arboram).


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