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Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [G4v p104]

Que emos de yr por donde Dios nos llama.

Ottava rhima.

Adonde occurren de una sola senda
Muchos caminos, una imagen puesta
D’el dios Mercurio estā,[1] para que entienda
Qualquier qual es la via mas honesta.
A aqueste dios de flores una prenda
Tu caminante cuelga, y mira que esta
Dubdosa via engaņa nuestro tino
Si Dios no nos empone en el camino.

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1.  Mercury was, among his many other functions, the god of travellers.


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In eum qui truculentia suorum perierit.

On one who perished through the savagery of his own people.

LXXV.

Delphinem invitum me in littora compulit aestus,
Exemplum infido quanta pericla mari.
Nam si nec propriis Neptunus parcit alumnis,
Quis tutos homines navibus esse putet?[1]

I am a dolphin whom the tide drove ashore against my will, an example showing what great dangers there are in the treacherous sea. For if Neptune does not spare even his own nurslings, who can think that men are safe in ships?

Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [L5r p169]

Ungluck von den seinen.

LXXV.

Ich Delphin in dem męer gepornn,
Erzogen, und vil jar ernert,
Bin doch zu loetzt durch wassers zorn
Geschlagen her auff drucken erd,
Erbermklich tod: woelchs billich lert,
Was auff dem męer fur ungluck sind,
Den menschen es vil ehe versert,
So es nit schont seimm aygen kind.

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1.  This is based on Anthologia graeca 7.216 (two lines omitted).


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