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Contra los que mas que sus fueras
bastan se atreven.

Ottava rhima.

Durmiendo estava Alcides recreando [M]
Con sueo el cuerpo en baxo de un gran pino
A elqual la gente Pygmęa[1] (pensando
Poder matarle) en tanto desatino
Le acometi: que Alcides recordando
(D’el alboroto no perdiendo el tino)
Con sola su pelleja[2] la maltrata
Como quien con las uas pulgas mata.

Notes:

1. Hercules’ confrontation with the pygmies is described by Philostratus, Eikones 2.22.

2. The skin of the Nemean lion which Hercules always wore after slaying the beast. (See [A49a139], notes; [A49a093]).


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