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Fabula 72. De Cucurbita et Pinu

 

Pinus ingens  iuxta se natam Cucurbitam et suo beneficio alitam mirabatur  tam brevi tempore excrevisse  in tantam altitudinem,  ut iam  se altius caput extolleret,  sene licet et multorum temporum grandaeva.  Propterea  eius fortunae ac elevationi  coeperat invidere.  Sed cum, adventante hieme,  gelu ac frigore tacta Cucurbita exaruisset  et fastigii sui superbiam omnem posuisset,  iam apud se  mirabunda dicebat,  "Heu!  Fallax et non invidenda  brevis prosperitas!"  Tam cito nata et elata,  citius casura ac peritura. 

 

Pinus ingens

iuxta se natam Cucurbitam

et suo beneficio alitam

mirabatur

tam brevi tempore excrevisse

in tantam altitudinem,

ut iam

se altius caput extolleret,

sene licet et multorum temporum grandaeva.

Propterea

eius fortunae ac elevationi

coeperat invidere.

Sed cum, adventante hieme,

gelu ac frigore tacta Cucurbita exaruisset

et fastigii sui superbiam omnem posuisset,

iam apud se

mirabunda dicebat,

"Heu!

Fallax et non invidenda

brevis prosperitas!"

Tam cito nata et elata,

citius casura ac peritura.

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