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Los desaliņados.

Ottava rhima.

Para pintar un muy desaliņado
Pintar una Ardeola[1] fue costumbre,
En la qual dizen estar transformado  [M]
Asterias,[2] mas aquellos que la cumbre
De las historias son, han declarado
Esta ave ser falcon de pesadumbre
Tanta, que en medio el ayre se fatiga
Por donde Ardelion[3] es bien se diga.

[Marginalia - link to text]Zornicalo.

Notes:

1.  Apparently a reference to the ‘little starred heron’, which, according to the story, had once been human and a slave, was, because of its sluggish nature, called ocnus, i.e. ‘idleness’. Cf. Emblem 17 ([A49a017]). As it understood human speech, it hated to be called this, or ‘slave’. See Pausanias, 10.29.2; Aelian, De natura animalium 5.36; Aristotle, Historia animalium, 9.18.617.

2.  Asterias, ‘starred’, is the Greek name for ardea stellaris, possibly a bittern.

3.  Cf. Latinardelio: ‘a fussing busybody’. See Martial, Epigrams, 2.7.7.; 4.78.9: Phaedrus, Fables, 2.5.1. Cf. Erasmus, Adagia, 543, Callipides, on someone who expends a great deal of energy achieving nothing.


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    Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [L7v p174]

    Los desaliņados.

    Ottava rhima.

    Para pintar un muy desaliņado
    Pintar una Ardeola[1] fue costumbre,
    En la qual dizen estar transformado  [M]
    Asterias,[2] mas aquellos que la cumbre
    De las historias son, han declarado
    Esta ave ser falcon de pesadumbre
    Tanta, que en medio el ayre se fatiga
    Por donde Ardelion[3] es bien se diga.

    [Marginalia - link to text]Zornicalo.

    Notes:

    1.  Apparently a reference to the ‘little starred heron’, which, according to the story, had once been human and a slave, was, because of its sluggish nature, called ocnus, i.e. ‘idleness’. Cf. Emblem 17 ([A49a017]). As it understood human speech, it hated to be called this, or ‘slave’. See Pausanias, 10.29.2; Aelian, De natura animalium 5.36; Aristotle, Historia animalium, 9.18.617.

    2.  Asterias, ‘starred’, is the Greek name for ardea stellaris, possibly a bittern.

    3.  Cf. Latinardelio: ‘a fussing busybody’. See Martial, Epigrams, 2.7.7.; 4.78.9: Phaedrus, Fables, 2.5.1. Cf. Erasmus, Adagia, 543, Callipides, on someone who expends a great deal of energy achieving nothing.


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