See introduction to d1_CraT_005. Metre: elegiac couplets.
De eodem Tetrastichon (c.1592)
De eodem Tetrastichon
Ut tibi credamus quae scribis visa, fidemque
Romanae o fidicen ut mereare lyrae:
non fuit ille bibax docuit qui carmina Nymphas
rupibus in summis, noster Iacchus erat. 1
A stanza on the same man
May we believe that you saw those things about which you write, and may you deserve, o strummer of the Roman lyre, our trust. For that person who taught poetry to the nymphs in our high mountains was not a drunken Bacchus, a he was our Jackus!