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La paz.

Ottava rhima.

El elephante que vençer solia
Las guerras con las torres guarneçidas
De gente que en batallas el traia,
Sometiò a’l jugo sus fuerças rendidas
Y lleva armas d'el Cęsar à la pia  [M]
Yglesia, y da de paz nuevas complidas,
Por dar nos à entender como aun los brutos
Ven de la paz seguirse grandes frutos.[1]

[Marginalia - link to text]Julio Cesar.

Notes:

1.  This is based on 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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Illicitum non sperandum.

Do not hope for what is not allowed

LXXIX.

Spes simul & Nemesis nostris altaribus adsunt,
Scilicet ut speres non nisi quod liceat.

Hope and Retribution stand together beside the altar I have built, to ensure that you hope only for that which is allowed.

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Nicht unbillichs zu hoffen.

LXXIX.

Hoffnung, und die gottin der Rhach,
Auff einn altar zusam gestelt,
Leren das man nit hoffe nach
Dan was zimlich, und Got gefelt:
Verhoffst on recht guet oder gelt,
Versich dich gwiser rew und straff,
Sey hye oder in jhener welt,
Wie unnß taeglich predigt der pfaff.


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