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El prudente sin eloquençia.

Ottava rhima.

Traxo por armas Athenas pintada
Una lechuza, que por mas prudente
Entre las aves, de Pallas amada
Muestra al hombre entendido y no eloquente.
Aquesta sucçediò de do fue echada
La parlera corneja y imprudente.[1]
Y de aqui muestra como en las razones
No consiste el saber de los varones.


1.  The crow was dismissed from Athena’s service for telling tales, and was replaced by the owl. See Ovid, Metamorphoses, 2.562-5. This story is represented in Aneau, ‘Periculum in terra, periculum in mari’ ([FANa029]).

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