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Pagan justos por peccadores.

SEMIOTTAVA.

Muerde la piedra el perro, mas no sigue
A’l que se la tirò, como el que aquexa
A’l inocente y con furor persigue,
Y a'l que peccò sin pęna huyr le dexa.[1]

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1.  Cf. Aesop, Fables 235, where bees sting the wrong person. See Erasmus, Adagia 153, Cum larvis luctari, where the ‘puppy’ comparison is quoted from Aristotle (Rhetoric 3, 4). See also Plato, Republic 5.469E.


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Pietà de figliuoli verso i padri.

Children’s devotion to their parents.


Mentre portava il caro padre Enea
Sopra le spalle dal’incendio fuore
Del superbo Ilion, che tutto ardea,
Disse cosi pien di pietoso amore:
Spenga chi cerca me; ch’io non mi schivo,
Pur che’l mio genitor rimanga vivo.


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