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Simon Marion's plea on privileges (1586)

Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France : Mss. Fr. 22071 n°28

Simon Marion's plea on privileges (1586), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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On the printing of the works of Seneca, re-
vised and annotated by the late Marc Antoine
de Muret.


M. Simon Marion, on behalf of University
Booksellers Jacques du Puys and Gilles Bey,
complainants, said: As the capital cities of
great States are made beautiful, both by the
rare things which spring forth within them, and
by others, still more exquisite, which their
opulence gathers from elsewhere; so they are
illuminated with arts & trades, both by the
industry of their natives, and by the method of
those foreigners who are drawn from far and wide
by the cities' renown. Thus the honour of Rome
was raised above all others, by its magnificent
edifices, which triumphed over the sumptuousness
of those of Asian Princes, and by the breadth of
its erudition, which surpassed the learning of
Egypt and Greece. But the immense grandeur of its
first Empire, being subject to the law of fragile
worldly things, could not escape the ordinary
effects of its temporal, changeable nature.


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