„The more I pay you, the more I owe.“

—  Luís de Camões, Lyric poetry, Não pode tirar-me as esperanças, Quem vê, Senhora, claro e manifesto, Context: Since it gives me so much bliss to give you everything I can The more I pay you, the more I owe. Quoted by Elizabeth Bishop in the dedication of Questions of Travel (1965) to Lota de Macedo Soares, her Brazilian lover.

Porque é tamanha bem-aventurança o dar-vos quanto tenho e quanto posso, quanto mais vos pago, mais vos devo.

Lyric poetry, Não pode tirar-me as esperanças, Quem vê, Senhora, claro e manifesto

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poeta portoghese 1524 - 1580

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