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Que Ó las vezes caen los que alto
contemplan.

Ottava rhima.

Mientras los tordos con la liga enga˝a
Y las alondras con sottil pihuela,
Y mientras tira y piensa con la ca˝a
Heryr la grulla que por alto buela,
Pis˛ Ó la sierpe que con la sed da˝a á[M]
De lo que el cašador no se rešela,
Mas muere como aquel que en alto mira
Y del šercano mal no se retira.[1]

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1. áSee Anthologia graeca 7.172 and Aesop, Fables 137.


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QUI ALTA CONTEMPLAN
tur cadere.

Those who contemplate the heights come to grief

Dum Turdos visco, pedica dum fallit Alaudas,
Et iactam [=iacta] altivolam figit harundo gruem.
Dipsada non prudens auceps pede perculit ultrix,
Illa mali emissum virus ab ore iacit.
Sic obit extento qui sydera respicit arcu,
Securus fati quod iacet ante pedes.[1]

While he tricks thrushes with bird-lime, larks with snares, while his speeding shaft pierces the high-flying crane, the careless bird-hunter steps on a snake; avenging the injury, it spits the darting venom from its jaws. So he dies, a man who gazes at the stars with bow at the ready, oblivious of the mishap lying before his feet.

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1. áSee Anthologia graeca 7.172 and Aesop, Fables 137.


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