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El provecho d'el da˝o ageno.

Ottava rhima.

Estando en el hervor de la pelea
Un bravo puerco, y un leon muy fiero
Y mientras este y aquel venšer desea
Como es de corašon diestro y gerrero,
El beuytre comedor de alto lo ojea
De aquel ageno mal muy plašentero.
Sabiendo que ha de ser para el la presa
De qualquier dellos que llevare empresa.


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In desciscentes.

On those who turn traitor

Qu˛d fine egregios turpi maculaveris orsus,
In noxamque tuum verteris officium,
Fecisti, quod capra, sui mulctaria [=mulctraria] lactis
Cum ferit, & proprias calce profundit opes.[1]

Because you have spoilt your fine beginnings with a shameful end and turned your service into harm, you have done what the she-goat does when she kicks the bucket that holds her milk and with her hoof squanders her own riches.

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1. áSee Erasmus, Adagia, 920 (Capra Syria), where the goat - of Syros, in the Aegean, not Scyros - is wild.


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