See introduction to d2_RolH_016. Metre: elegiac couplets.
Ad primarium Puygarraei collegii moderatorem, de ipsius constantia in obsidione urbis (c.1574-1576)
Ad Primarium Puygarraei collegii moderatorem, de ipsius constantia in obsidione urbis
1Tanta tibi F V erat quassis constantia rebus,
dum m Æ R or Martisque minae ferrique furores
Gal L I ca regna truci premerent flagrantia bello,
tu, Marte I N victus, sub Pallade castra colebas,
5et tua se e X E ruit dubiis prudentia rebus.
IVR E T HALIA tenet tali sub pectore sedes,
iure sibi S V umpsit talis moderamina mentis,
et certat T O to tua tollere nomina cœlo,
10ac nostra inca S S um nisi forsan Musa laborat,
sic l A V des celebrabo tuas, ut ne ipsa vetustas
12condere su B B elli posit tua facta ruinis.
To the chief moderator of the college of Poitiers, on his steadfastness during the siege of the town
So great was your steadfastness when the nation was in arms, while I was wailing and the threats of Mars and fury of battle oppressed the French kingdoms with the heat of savage war, you, unconquered by Mars, were dwelling beneath the shield of Pallas, and your wisdom stretched itself forth in doubtful circumstances. Justly Thalia occupies the seat beneath such a breast, justly she assumes for herself the governance of such a mind, and fights to raise your name across the whole of heaven, and unless perhaps our Muse labours in vain, so I will celebrate your praises, so that the passage of time itself cannot hide your deeds under the ruins of war.
[Acrostic: SABURINUS, HAPPY IS THALIA UNDER YOUR GOVERNANCE]