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Que la bienaventuranša d’esta vida no
dura mas de un momento.

Ottava rhima.

Creši˛ una calabaza Ó tanta altura,
Que se enšim˛ Ó la cumbre de un gran pino
Y de ver su verdor, tan gran locura
Y vanagloria Ó su pensar la vino
Que pens˛ ser la principal criatura.
Mas esta gloria no serÓ contino
(Dixola el pino) que vernà el invierno
Que seque tu verdor caduco y tierno.


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In momentaneam felicitatem.

Transitory success

LXVIII.

AŰriam propter crevisse Cucurbita pinum
Dicitur, & grandi luxuriasse coma.
C¨m ramos complexa, ipsumque egressa cacumen,
Se praestare aliis credidit arboribus.
Cui pinus, nimium brevis est haec gloria: nam te
Protin¨s adveniet quae malŔ perdat[1] hyems.

A gourd, it is said, grew beside a lofty pine and flourished with abundant foliage. When it had enveloped the branches and grown taller than the tree-top, it then thought itself superior to the other trees. The pine said to it: This glory is exceedingly brief. For winter will shortly come which will utterly destroy you.

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A la briefve felicitÚ.

LXVIII.

La courbte d’ung seul grain venue,
Le long d’ung hault arbre monta:
Et faict tant, qu’elle est pervenue
A ce, qu’elle le surmonta.
Lors sur tous arbres se jacta:
A quoy l’arbre la portant dit,
L’hyver qui vient une mort a,
Qui effacera ton credit.

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1. áTextual variant: perdet.


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