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EX SORDIDIS PARENTIBUS, HONESTI LIBERI.

NOBLE CHILDREN OF VILE PARENTS

Integer, & bellus puer hic est natus, utrinque
Ex patre Centauro, matreque subtus Equa.
Barbaricis istud plerunque parentibus ortos
Ingenuo pueros indicat ingenio.[1]

A decent and fine lad is born from such a beastly marriage: his father a Centaur, his mother a mare below. This, then, symbolizes that children of a fine and liberal talent are born most often from barbaric parents.

Notes:

1. áPlay on the consonance between ingenuus (noble, free), and ingenium (genius).



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