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STULTORUM QUANTO STA-
TUS SUBLIMIOR: TANTO
MANIFESTIOR TUR-
PITUDO.

THE HIGHER THE STATUS OF FOOLS, THE MORE OBVIOUS IS THEIR SHAME.

Ad formam, gestumque hominis quadßmtenus usque
Simius accedit: dum sedet aptus humi.
Alti¨s at quant˛ se effert: tant˛ magis ipse
Apparet culo Simius esse glabro.
Sic & personati homines, quos gloria tollit,
Quo magis alta petunt: sunt mage ridiculi.
Sic & Brutus homo, qui se maiora capessit:
Ridiculus proprio [=proprius?] proditur indicio.

The monkey approaches human form and gesture to a degree when he sits comfortably on the ground. But the higher he climbs, the more obvious it is that he’s a bald-arsed monkey. Just so, the hypocrites raised high by love of glory are all the more laughable the higher they climb. Just so, the brutish man who seeks to climb above his station is betrayed and humiliated by the testimony of his own nature.



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