Vicente Espinel: “Siempre alcanza lo que quiere.”

 

Vicente Martínez de Espinel (1550-1624)

FAINT HEART NEVER WON FAIR LADY.

Junkanoo 2018 by Livvy Catherine

Junkanoo 2018 by Livvy Catherine

 

He who is both brave and bold

Wins the lady that he would;

But the courageless and cold

Never did, and never could.

 

 

 

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Modesty, in women’s game,

Is a wide and shielding veil:

They are tutor’d to conceal

Passion’s fiercely burning flame.

He who serves them brave and bold,

He alone is understood;

But the courageless and cold

Ne’er could win, and never should.

 

 

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If you love a lady bright,

Seek—and you shall find a way;

All that love would say –to say –

If you watch the occasion right,

2018 New Years Day Junkanoo Parade by Livvy Catherine

2018 New Years Day Junkanoo Parade by Livvy Catherine

 

Cupid’s ranks are brave and bold,

Every soldier firm and good;

But the courageless and cold

Ne’er have conquer’d –never could.

Rimas, Madrid, 1591, p.139.

 

2018 New Years Day Junkanoo Parade by Livvy Catherine

2018 New Years Day Junkanoo Parade by Livvy Catherine

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