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Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [D6v p60]

Que alfin alfin la Justicia vençe.

Ottava rhima.

Perdido avia el merecido escudo
De la falsa eloquencia Aiax vencido.
Mas el justo Neptuno tanto pudo
Que por las ondas de la mar traido
Vino a la tumba de Aiax, y aunque mudo
Diciendo va con un bravo ruido,
Aiax venciste. Passion y malicia
Al fin dan su lugar a la justicia.[1]

Notes:

1.  This is a version of Anthologia graeca 9.115-6. See Homer, Odyssey 11.541ff. for the contest for ownership of the divine armour of the dead Achilles (i.e. Aeacus’ descendant), who had earlier killed Hector. The Greek assembly awarded the armour to smooth Odysseus (the Ithacan) rather than to brave Ajax (son of Telamon), and, according to later tradition, Ajax became mad with fury and humiliation. Returning to sanity he committed suicide in shame. See e.g. Ovid, Metamorphoses 13.1.ff; and [A49a137]. Ajax was buried on a promontory near Rhoeteion, not far from Troy.


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De fertilité à soy dommageable.

Prosopopoeie.

Je noyer suis par la cure rustique
Pour les enfans mis au chemin publicque
Tout despoillé de branches, & d’escorce
Frappe je suis de fonde à toute force.
Quoy pis pourroy-je avoir sterile? Helas
Je porte fruict à mon triste soulas.[1]

Avoir des enfans est joye naturelle: mais dommagea
ble, & de grand regret, quand ilz sont cause de la destru
ction, du deshonneur, ou de la mort de leurs peres, &
meres. Comme le fruict du noyer faict batre, rompre, &
esbrancher son tige, & estoc duquel il est procrée.

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1.  This is a translation of Anthologia graeca 9.3, see also Aesop, Fables 152.


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