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Commentary on Emblem 161

The emblem is based on an epigram in the Greek Anthology 9.12.

This emblem first appeared in the unauthorized edition of 1531. We give the illustration which first appeared on sig B2r. In the first authorized edition of 1534 the illustration appeared on page 26.

There is a French translation of this emblem by Lefevre, conventionally numbered 22 in the unpaged edition of Paris: Wechel, 1536 at the Glasgow University emblem site. You may compare the Latin and French in frames.

Geffrey Whitney's Choice of Emblemes (1586) has an English imitation at page 65. You may compare the Latin and Whitney's English in frames.

Last modified 3 February 1998