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Disuguaglianza.

Inequality.


Qual pelegrin falcon in alto ascende,
E l’anitre si stan giù ne li stagni,
Cosi il Bembo nel cielo il volo prende,
E’l Tasso sene va sol pe i rigagni.[1]

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1.  In Alciato’s original, this emblem concerns Pindar's superiority over Bacchyllides. Here, Marquale transposes to contemporary poets, placing Pietro Bembo (1470-1547) over Bernardo Tasso (1493-1569), father of the more famous Torquato.


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In quegli, che desimparano ciò che sapevano.

Regarding those who forget what they knew.


Chi dopo alcun sudor, oblia le cose
Imparate da lui, simile è a punto
A la capra, che’l, munto latte al fine
Qual chi de l’util suo talhor s’oblia,
Dando de calci, spande, e getta via.


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