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The German motto reads: "Mit gantz geheimem Zwange" (With entirely hidden force -
French "Par force secrete").The most important bearers of meaning for this emblem are neither
the body of water nor the anglers. It is certainly not the trees, but rather a detail which is barely
recognizable in the engraving and is only revealed in the description of the image together with
the accompanying distich (ill. 6):
EJn heller Wasser=Bach / auf dessen Grunde der Sand mit fort geflüthet wird
Er bleibt an disem Ort / doch muss der Sand mit fort.
[A bright stream of water, because of which the sand is pulled away.
It remains in this place but the sand must be carried away with it.]
Illustration 5: Laurentius Wolfgang Woyt, Emblematischer
Parnassus. Part 3, Augsburg: J.Wolff, 1730, emblem no. 4
(p. 4, detail, enlarged; ZIKG: SB 327/6 R).
Illustration 6: Laurentius Wolfgang Woyt, Emblematischer
Parnassus. Part 3, Augsburg: J.Wolff, 1730, p. 4 (ZIKG:
SB 327/6 R).
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