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Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [C1r p33]

Que los hombres no an de ser pereçosos.

SONETO.

Oya quien de pereza salir quiere,
Mas quien ya d’ella està tan opprimido
Que no podrà el consejo à su sentido
Dar el remedio que se le offreçiere
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [C1v p34] Vayasse à do seguir lo que quisiere
Pueda sin ser de alguno reprehendido,
Que hazer asiento en el jornal medido
Nos vieda el Samio viejo,[1] y nos requiere  [M]
O tu, que estas embuelto en la pereza
Levanta, y acostumbra al exercicio
Las manos entomidas de terneza,
No esperes à merçed ò à beneficio,
Mira que este esperar es gran bajeza
Pudiendo lo adquirir por otro officio.

[Marginalia - link to text]Pythagoras.

Notes:

1.  Pythagoras's advice, which became a proverbial expression of idleness, is quoted in various ancient sources (e.g. Plutarch, De Iside et Osiride10).


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