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Jacopo Sannazaro

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Ne l'onde solca, e ne l'arena semina,
E'l vago vento spera in rete accogliere
Chi sue speranze fonda in cor di femina.
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Translation: He ploughs the waves, sows the sand, and hopes to gather the wind in a net, who places his hopes on the heart of woman.
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Ecloga Octava; "Plough the sands" found in Juvenal, Satires, VII. Jeremy Taylor, Discourse on Liberty of Prophesying (1647), Introduction.

 
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