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Commentary on Emblem 86

The emblem is based on an epigram in the Greek Anthology 11.397.

This emblem first appeared in the unauthorized edition of 1531. We give the illustration which first appeared on sig C6r. In the first authorized edition of 1534 the illustration appeared on page 55.

There is a French translation of this emblem by Lefevre, conventionally numbered 51 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 18. You may compare the Latin and Whitney's English in frames.

Last modified 1 December 1996