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Que la letra mata y el Spiritu da vida.[1]

Ottava rhima.

Los hombres que nasšieron de la tierra
De los dientes sembrados d’el serpiente
Haziendo el uno a’l otro fiera guerra
Cayeron mal heridos ygualmente.
Mas entre aquellos que el furor atierra
Pallas guard˛ la parte mas prudente.
Las letras hall˛ Cadmo, que fatigan:
El alma mas las scienšias la mitigan.[2]

Notes:

1. á2 Corinthians 3:6.

2. áFor the story of Cadmus, founder of Thebes ), and the dragon’s teeth, see Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.99ff. Pallas brought the internecine struggle between the earth-born warriors to an end. Cadmus supposedly introduced writing to Greece. The scattering of the dragon’s teeth was interpreted as the invention of the alphabet.



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