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El symbolo de la Fe.

OTTAVA ACEPHALA.

Honor vestido de purpureo manto
De mano tenga ā la Verdad abierta,
En medio estč el Amor honesto[1] y santto.
Esta seņal la santta Fe conįierta,
A quien la magestad de Honor abarįa [=abraįa] ,
La Verdad pare, el casto Amor enlaįa.

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1.  ‘Amor honest’ = ‘chaste love’ (Anteros), for which see [A49a081].


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De la vida humana.

OTTAVA ACEPHALA.

Llora Heraclito si llorar solias,
Que mas ay que llorar aora en la vida.
Democrito, si alguna vez reias
Aora rie, que mas estā perdida.
Mientras mas miro, mas con vos barrunto
Como podre reyr y llorar junto.[1]

Notes:

1.  This is based on Anthologia graeca 9.148. For Heraclitus, cf. [A49a165]. For the contrast between the despairing tears of Heraclitus (who withdrew from human society) and the sardonic laughter of Democritus when faced with the folly of men, see, among many sources, e.g. Juvenal, Satires 10, 28ff.


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