„My pen in this, my sword in that hand hold.“

—  Luís Vaz de Camões, Epic poetry, Os Lusíadas (1572), Canto VII, Numa mão sempre a espada, e noutra a pena. Stanza 79, line 8 (tr. Richard Fanshawe)

N'uma mão sempre a espada, e n'outra a pena.

Os Lusíadas (1572), "Os Lusíadas, canto VII"

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poeta português 1524 - 1580

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