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Commentary on Emblem 122

A fairly close rendition of Greek Anthology 16.275, a speaking statue poem. Compare this with Alciato's Emblem 44, on an image of Hope.

This emblem first appeared in the unauthorized edition of 1531. We give the illustration which first appeared on sig A8r. In the first authorized edition of 1534 the illustration appeared on page 20.

There is a French translation of this emblem by Lefevre, conventionally numbered 16 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 181. You may compare the Latin and Whitney's English in frames.

Last modified 25 November 1997