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D’el silencio.

Ottava rhima.

El nešio no diffier’ si estÓ callando
De aquel en quien estÓ toda cordura
La lengua y voz descubren en hablando
(Como se˝al del pecho) su locura.
Luego encubrirse su boca cerrando
A’l nešio cosa es cierta y muy segura
Tomando la figura de aquel sabio[1] á[M]
Que a callar muestra con el dedo al labio.

[Marginalia - link to text]Harpocrates.

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1. áHarpocrates, also known as Horus, was the son of the Egyptian divinity Isis. He avenged the murder of his father Osiris by Set/Typhon. He is often represented as an infant with his finger held to his mouth as a sign of silence and economy of words. See Plutarch, De Iside et Osiride 68.


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