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Ni šera tras oydo.

Ottava rhima.

Aun este mal despues de tantos males
Para rehazer la chaša, nos restava?
Que la langosta nuestros sementales
Campos nos destruyesse hasta una hava.[1]
No fueron tan copiosos los reales
De Atylas ni de Xerxes,[2] qual bolava
La langosta del Euro acarreada. á[M]
Nuestra esperanša en voto estÓ trocada.

[Marginalia - link to text]D’el Solano viento.

Notes:

1. áReferring to a plague of locusts in North Italy in 1541/2.

2. áAttila the Hun and Xerxes, King of Persia, were leaders who invaded the Roman Empire and Greece with vast armies in mid fifth century AD and 480 BC respectively. Xerxes’ invasion and Attila’s first invasion both came from the east.


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EMBLEMA CXC [=189] .

Obnoxia infirmitas.

Weakness is vulnerable

Pisciculos Orata [=Aurata] rapit medio aequore sardas,
Ni fugiant pavidae summa marisque petant?
Link to an image of this pageá Link to an image of this page á[R4v f119v]Ast ibi sunt mergis fulicisque voracibus esca
Eheu intuta manens undique debilitas.

The little sardines the golden wrasse swallows in the depths of the ocean, unless in fear they flee and make for the surface of the sea. But there they provide a meal for greedy divers and other sea-birds. Alas for weakness, remaining everywhere at risk.

Das CXC [=189] .

Wolgeplagte Armut.

Die Goldbra▀men im mitten Meer
Die Fischlein Sardein engstet sehr
Wann sie nicht fliehen also gschwind
Zu ÷berst sie gefressen sind
Aber da werdens graubt zur Spei▀
Von Bre▀lin und Merchen on grei▀
Ach Gott wie ist die arm schwachheit
An allen orten nider gleidt.


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