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La prudence joincte avecque la force.

A excellent S. Philippes Cobel conseiller du Roy.[1]

Mercure se tient droit joinct avecq la vielesse.
La force est indomptable avecque la sagesse:
Mais sans elle, elle va tousjours se consumant,
Et ne peut demourer jamais asurement.


1. áPhilipp Cobelius, royal counsellor in the Netherlands, has not been further identified. He is likely to be a relative of Arnold Cobelius, treasurer of the County of Holland, to whom this book is dedicated.

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  • Strength, Power; 'Fortezza', 'Fortezza d'Animo e di corpo', 'Fortezza del corpo congiunta con la generositÓ dell'animo', 'Fortezza & valore del corpo congiunto con la prudenza & virt¨ del animo', 'Forza' (Ripa) [54A7] Search | Browse Iconclass
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