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ALIUS PECCAT, ALIUS
plectitur.

One sins and another is punished

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Arripit ut lapidem catulus morsuque fatigat,
Nec percussori mutua damna facit.
Sic plerique sinunt veros elabier hosteţs,
Et quos nulla gravat noxia dente petunt.[1]

A puppy seizes the stone and worries it with his teeth and does not bite back at the one who threw it. Even so, most people allow the true enemy to escape and bite those who carry no burden of guilt.

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1. áCf. Aesop, Fables 235, where bees sting the wrong person. See Erasmus, Adagia 153, Cum larvis luctari, where the ‘puppy’ comparison is quoted from Aristotle (Rhetoric 3, 4). See also Plato, Republic 5.469E.


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Que la bienaventuranša d’esta vida no
dura mas de un momento.

Ottava rhima.

Creši˛ una calabaza Ó tanta altura,
Que se enšim˛ Ó la cumbre de un gran pino
Y de ver su verdor, tan gran locura
Y vanagloria Ó su pensar la vino
Que pens˛ ser la principal criatura.
Mas esta gloria no serÓ contino
(Dixola el pino) que vernà el invierno
Que seque tu verdor caduco y tierno.


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