Illustrating a proverb

Illustrating a proverb

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Caption: Illustrating a proverb, Whole folio An emblematical miniature illustrating the proverb 'trampling on one man to help another', or in offering to help one person, you cause harm to another. Set in a landscape, an obliging man is carrying the person he wishes to help, and tramples on the body of a man lying on the ground. 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: ceremony and ritual, french and spanish, historical, history, love poems, male, males, man, men, oblation

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