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La Ira.

Ottava rhima.

Plugo Ó los muy antiguos escrittores
Llamar la cola d’el leon Alcęa,[1]
Por que con ella incita sus furores
Quando se ve en el tranše ˛ la pelea.
La colera le sube y los rancores,
Enšiendesse y por todo se rodea.
Como quien con la loca yra se enoja
Y Ó la furiosa rabia el freno afloja.

Notes:

1. áThe Greek word ἀλκαία was supposedly derived from ἀλκή ‘strength’ (see emblem 198, [A49a198]). The Etymologicum Magnum, an ancient Greek lexicon, defines ἀλκαία as ‘properly the tail of the lion, because it urges him on to strength (ἀλκή)’. Pliny, Natural History, 8.16.49, describes how the lion’s tail lashes with increasing fury and spurs him on. See also Aelian, De natura animalium, 5.39.


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