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Que se à de resisitir à lo que appremia.

Ottava rhima.

Quanto de mayor carga es opprimida
La palma, tanto mas resiste y se alça
Y lleva fruta dulce y escogida.[1]
Aquesta fruta tu Christiano alcança,
Que el que paciente fuere en esta vida
Que por suffrir en la otra mas se ensalça
D’este contraste el pręmio merecido
Acançarà por el trabajo avido.

Notes:

1.  The reaction of palm to a heavy weight is mentioned in various ancient sources, e.g. Pliny, Natural History 16.81.223; Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae 3.6.


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Marque de Concorde.

Corneilles ont merveilleuse concorde,
Leur foy jamais d’ensemble ne discorde.[1]
Sceptres des Roys portent de telz oyseaux,
Car par accord Princes sont bas, ou haulx,
Lequel tollu discordes, & desroys,
Viennent soubdain, tirans la mort des Roys.

C’est ce que Micipsa en Saluste dict, que par concor-
de les petites choses croissent. Et les grandes (com-
me Royaumes & Roys) deschéent par discorde.

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1.  See Aelian, De natura animalium 3.9. on the mutual love and loyalty of crows.


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