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Lo impossible.

TERCETO.

Por que lavas el negro en vano? deja
De querer aclarar la noche escura,
Que ansi el proverbio viejo lo aconseja.[1]

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1. áThis is based on Anthologia graeca 11.428. See also Aesop, Fables 11; Erasmus, Adagia 350, Aethiopen lavas.


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  • (personifications of) 'Vanitas', the vanity of human life; FragilitÓ humana, FugacitÓ delle grandezze & della gloria mondana, Meditatione della morte, Opera vana, Piacere vano, Vana gloria, VanitÓ (Ripa) [11R5] Search | Browse Iconclass
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