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La sepultura de la ramera.

Dialogo. Lettor. Autor.

Ottava rhima.

L. Quien yaze aqui dentro esta sepultura?
A. Lais que natural de Corintho era.
L. Y como ech˛ Ó perder la muerte dura
Tanta beldad que a’l Sol escurešiera?
A. Ya estava fea con la ędad madura.
L. Y esta Leona? A. muestra la ramera
Ansi tener Ó el amador prendido
Como de aquesta estÓ el carnero assido.


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Il se fault endurcir contre les ad-
versitez presentes.

Apostrophe.

Contre la charge hault la Palme s’eleve
Et croist tant plus, que sa charge est plus greve,[1]
Glandz odorans portant, & delectables,[2]
Ayans l’honneur premier es bonnes tables.
Or monte (enfant) es rameaulx le fruict pris:
Car Qui sera constant: aura le pris.

Pour quelque adversitÚ, ou contrarietÚ qui advien-
ne, point ne fault laisser une bonne entreprinse, Mais
perseverer constamment jusque Ó fin heureuse.

Notes:

1. áThe reaction of palm to a heavy weight is mentioned in various ancient sources, e.g. Pliny, Natural History 16.81.223; Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae 3.6. See also Erasmus, Parabolae p.263. It probably refers to a plank of palm-wood, rather than a branch of the living tree.

2. áSee Erasmus, Parabolae p.241: ‘the palm-tree, having bark with knife-sharp edges, is difficult to climb, but it bears delicious fruit’.


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