- 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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