Proverb 4 by Iñígo López de Mendoza y de la Vega

Howe many have I seene,
by love advaunced hye?
But many more I have beheld
cast downe for tyranny.
For vertuous minds in bondage brought,
will slacke no time, but trie
By all the force and meanes they can,
to come to libertie.

From: Santillana, Iñigo López de Mendoza, Marqués de, Googe, Barnabe, Pedro, de Toledo, Bishop of Málaga, The proverbes of the noble and woorthy souldier Sir Iames Lopez de Mendoza Marques of Santillana with the paraphrase of D. Peter Diaz of Toledo: wherin is contained whatsoever is necessarie to the leading of an honest and vertuous life. Translated out of Spanishe by Barnabe Googe, 2005, Text Creation Partnership: Ann Arbor, Michigan and Oxford, pp. [unnumbered].

Date: 15th century (original in Spanish); 1579 (translation in English)

By: Iñígo López de Mendoza y de la Vega (1398-1458)

Translated by: Barnabe Googe (1540-1594)


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