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De bien en mejor.

Ottava rhima.

Traxome en aguinaldo mi criado
Un lechonçico, como por presente.[1]
De cuyo natural es declarado
El que en mejor su estado sabiamente
Contino lleva, porque este ha cuydado
De hozar delante, y andar continuamente.
El qual cuydado al hombre es importante
De nunca atras, mas yr siempre adelante.[2]

Notes:

1.  For pork as a seasonal present at the Saturnalia (17-23 December), see Martial, Epigrams, 14.71: ‘This pig, fattened on acorns among the foaming boars, will make your Saturnalia happy’.

2.  Ulterius. This, the last word of the Latin epigram, is written on the back of the boar in the pictura, where it suggests the meaning ‘siempre adelante’. Ulterius is sometimes used as a device of Charles V.


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