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The

Mythological Picture

of

Cebes

the

Theban.

Being a serviceable Emblem for the acquiring of Prudence, and the Direction of Human Life.

As we were taking a Turn in Saturn’s Temple, we saw a great many consecrated Presents remarkable enough for their Curiosity; amongst the rest we took particular Notice of a Picture hung over the Door; the Piece we perceiv'd was all Emblem, and Mythology; But then the Representation was so singular and out of Custom, that we were perfectly at a Loss whence it should come, and what was the meaning on’t. Upon a strict View, we found ’twas neither a City, nor a Camp, but a sort of Court, with two Partitions of the same Figure within it, tho’ one of

them