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Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [L2r p163]

La hazienda d’el perdido.

Ottava rhima.

Entre altas sierras y peņascos duros
Lleva sus higos la sylvestre higuera,
Que los cuervos y grajas mal maduros
Comen, sin que aya de ellos valedera
Utilidad a’l hombre. Los impuros
Ansi dispenden con la placentera
Y desonesta gente lo hęredado,
Sin hazer bien ā pobre ni ā letrado.[1]

Notes:

1.  This is based on an idea in Anthologia Graeca, 12.185.


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Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [F1r p81]

Luxuriosorum opes.

The wealth of the dissipated.

Rupibus aëris, summique crepidine saxi
Immites fructus ficus acerba parit,
Quos corvi comedunt, quos devorat improba cornix.
Qui nihil humanae commoditatis habent.
ic [=Sic] fatuorum opibus parasiti, & scorta fruuntur:
Et nulla iustos utilitate iuvant.[1]

On towering cliffs, on the brink of the highest crag, the bitter fig-tree bears its sharp fruit. These the ravens eat, these the rascally crow devours, fruit that offers nothing of any good to man. Even so, parasites and whores enjoy the wealth of fools - decent persons get no benefit from it.

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1.  This is based on an idea in Anthologia Graeca, 12.185.


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