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Labuntur nitidis scabrisque tena-
ciůs haerent.

They fall down from a slippery place, but stick fast upon the hard and rough.

Tout ainsi que les Mouches tombent se voulans po-  [M]
ser contre un Miroir bien poli: & se grimpent bien con
tre choses groumeleuses, & mal rabotees. Aussi les hom
mes tombent plus facilement d’une grande felicité, &
se tiennent mieus en aversité.

[Marginalia - link to text]Plutarque.


1.  This pictura is accompanied by a different motto in the 1551 edition: ‘Melius in sordibus haerent’ (They stick better in dirt), [FPAa108].

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