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Que la pobreza impide ą subir ą los
ingeniosos.[1]

Ottava rhima.

Colgado estą de la derecha mano
Un canto, y la siniestra estą encumbrada
Con unas alasque subirme en vano
Trabajan, por que tanto la pesada
Carga detiene, quanto de este llano
La pluma sube ą la region no hollada,
Que ansi estuviera aqueste ingenio en alto
Si mi pobreza no impidiera el salto.

Notes:

1.  For the sentiment cf. Juvenal, Satires 3.164-5: ‘it is hard for people to rise when straitened circumstances stand in the way of their natural abilities.’


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