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La desverguença.[1]

Muger era Scylla hasta la çintura,
Y en lo postrero estava rodeada
De perros que ladravan.[2] Tal figura
De los antiguos ansi es declarada.
Los perros son el robo, la locura,
Y el avariçia de Scylla engendrada,
A quien la desverguença nasçimiento
Haze todo mal y perdimiento.

Notes:

1.  The metre of the verse in this emblem is not given.

2.  For Scylla’s half-transformation into barking dogs, see Ovid, Metamorphoses, 14.51ff.


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