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Ante ferit, quam flamma micet.

[The flint] is sent before to yield fire

La Devise du bon Duc Philippes de Bourgongne,
estoit le Fuzil frappant la Pierre, & faisant feu, qui
semble representer la guerre entre deux fors & puis-
sans Princes, par laquelle souvent se minent, consument,
ou ruinent l’un l’autre, outre le danger & dommage
irreparable qui en sort, courant & volant de toutes


1.  Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy (1396-1467), spent much of his career as a middle-man between two powerful princes (as in the text), the rival kings of England and France. He was the founder of the Order of the Golden Fleece (see next emblem).

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