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Juan del Valle y Caviedes

Be careful then, patients,
and don’t accept any doctor;
die for free and do not give
a single coin to medicine.

Juan del Valle y Caviedes (11 April 16451697) was a Peruvian poet.

QuotesEdit

  • Y así, enfermos, ojo alerta
    y ningún médico admitan;
    mueran de gorra sin dar
    un real a la medicina.
    • Be careful then, patients,
      and don’t accept any doctor;
      die for free and do not give
      a single coin to medicine.
    • Diente del Parnaso ('Parnassus' Tooth') (1689), 'Prólogo al que leyere este tratado’.
    • Quoted in Chambers Dictionary of Quotations (1997), p. 1038.

Quotes about CaviedesEdit

  • Juan del Valle y Caviedes [was one] of the brightest, most refreshing figures in the infant New World literature of the seventeenth century. [He was] impressive and [a] multi-faceted [talent], ...a biting satirist, as well as a tender lyricist, and [he] gave evidence of sincere and deeply held religious convictions. ...[He was] judged to be among the most outstanding literary figures of [his] age. [His poetry] exhibits a vitality and diversity seldom found in the often excessively ornate and obscure Baroque poetry then in vogue.
    • INTI. (University of Connecticut. Dept. of Romance and Classical Languages) (1974), Providence College, p. 134.

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