Limping in front of a lame person

Limping in front of a lame person

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Caption: Limping in front of a lame person, Whole folio An emblematical miniature illustrating the proverb 'you shouldn't limp in front of a lame person'.The scene contrasts a lame man leaning on his crutch with a richly dressed figure holding a bell. It is also a pun on the twin meanings of 'cloche' 'limp' and 'bell'. The scene illustrates a love poem dedicated by Pierre Sala to Marguerite Builloud Image taken from Love Poems. Originally published in France; early 16th century.

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Keywords: comparison, comparisons, contrasting, contrasts, difference, differences, french and spanish, historical, history, love poems, male, males, man, men, opposite, opposites

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