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Frangor patientia [31]


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Daer schied niet by gheval van goe of quade dingen
Die dickmaels onvoorsiens v schijnen te bespringen.
Als ongheluck v treft en t'quaet sich tot v haest,
Seght dan, ghy doet het Godt dies ben ick niet verbaast
(Want jn een Cristen hert, t'Gheloof plant sulke Reeden,
Godt weet wat ons nutst is door sijn voorsienicheden.)
De heijlighe man Jop, die was daer me vervult
Patroon en spiegel van waerachtich sterck gedult. translation

Ie ne tien point cas fortuits les maux
Qu'on void souuent assaillir la personne:
Car l'affligé doit dire en tous assaux,
C'est toy, Seigneur, donc point ie ne m'estonne.
Au coeur Chrestien la foy cecy raisonne
Que Dieu fait tout par sa grand' prouidence.
L'exemple auons en Iob, saincte personne,
Tresbeau miroir de vraye patience. translation


Frangor ego: aduersis sed me patientia rebus
Subrigit, & stabili spes solidata loco.
Quippe Deus sortis mihi prouidus auctor iniquis
Non sinet oppressum, non superesse malis. translation

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I am breaking. Endurance.
I am breaking, but endurance raises me up in adversity,
As does hope that stands firmly and holds its ground
For God, in whose caring hands my fate lies, will not
Allow that I be overcome by injustice, and succumb to evil.

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  1. Mentioned in: Henkel and Schöne, Emblemata, col. 1807f

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    The hand of God, appearing from the clouds, breaks the wheel of Fortune with a bunch of feathers

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    In Anna Visscher's handwriting on the stake of the wheel: "t'rat van avontuir", 'the wheel of fortune'.