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El Amor de la virtud.

Dialogo. Lettor. Amor.

SONETO.

L. Do estÓ tu flecha y arco di Cupido,
Con que solias clavar el tierno pecho?
Do estan tus alas, y tu fuego hecho
Para abrasar qualquier hombre našido?
Link to an image of this pageá Link to an image of this page á[G8r p111] Estas coronas tres do te an venido,
Y esotra en la cabeza? A. No ha derecho
En mi la Venus, Ó quien yo desecho,
Lettor, que no soy de ella conševido.
Yo soy aquel Amor de virtud santto
Que las almas enšiendo, y las mantengo,
Y Ó contemplar en alto las levanto.
De virtud las coronas son que tengo,
Y la de la prudenšia (por ser tanto
Su honor) en la cabeza la sostengo.[1]

Notes:

1. áThis is based on Anthologia graeca 16.201.


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PAIX.

Beste portant tours de bois, d’ent [=dent] d’ivoire,
AccoustumÚe en guerre avoir victoire,
Est maintenant au collier L’elephant.
Et de Caesar traict le char triumphant,
Cencorde [=Concorde] es gens cognoist mesme la beste,
Et de la paix (armes laissant) faict feste.[1]

Caesar en son triumphe monta au Capitol avec qua-
rante elephans portans chescun six hommes, avec
flambeaux ardens, & odorans, en signe de Paix ac-
quise par guerre. Car l’Elephant, est (ou ha estÚ)
Beste guerroyable, par sa force, & adresse: & beste
triumphale, & pacificque pour sa docile humanitÚ.

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1. áThis is translated from Anthologia graeca 9.285, which refers to an occasion under the Emperor Tiberius when the statue of the Deified Augustus was for the first time borne in procession in a chariot drawn by elephants.


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