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Viage al Parnaso

La Numancia (Tragedia) y El Trato de Argel (Comedia)

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Published: 1784
Language: Spanish
Wordcount: 56,642 / 200 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,899
Added to site: 2005.06.23
mnybks.net#: 10526
Genres: Poetry, Drama, Humor
Excerpt

Pues descubriendo desde alli la bella
Corriente de Aganipe, en un saltico
Pudiera el labio remojar en ella:

Y quedar del licor süave y rico
El pancho lleno: y ser de alli adelante
Poeta ilustre, ó al menos manifico.

Mas mil inconvenientes al instante
Se me ofrecieron, y quedó el deseo
En cierne, desvalido, é ignorante.

Porque en la piedra que en mis hombros veo,
Que la fortuna me cargó pesada,
Mis mal logradas esperanzas leo.

Las muchas leguas de la gran jornada
Se me representaron que pudieran
Torcer la voluntad aficionada,

Si en aquel mismo instante no acudieran
Los humos de la fama á socorrerme,
Y corto y facil el camino hicieran.

Dixe entre mí: si yo viniese á verme
En la dificil cumbre deste monte,
Y una guirnalda de laurel ponerme;

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