Aliud (c.1573)

See introduction to d1_HalJ_004. Metre: elegiac couplets.

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Moribus et morbis similes tibi Galle Poloni
arma, viros, currus, Imperiumque dabunt.
At tu pollicitis eludes omnibus omnes,
nudaque pro rebus nil nisi verba dabis.

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Another on the same event

O Frenchman, the Poles (like you in their customs and sickness) will provide you with arms, men, war chariots, a and dominion. But while you promise you trick everyone out of everything, and you will provide nothing for their interests except empty words.



a: Used metonymically to denote military triumphs.