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In mortem praeproperam.

Untimely death

CXII.

Qui teneras forma allicuit[1] torsitque puellas
Pulchrior & tota nobilis urbe puer,
Occidit ante diem, nulli mage flendus, Aresti
Qum tibi, cui casto iunctus amore fuit.
Ergo illi tumulum tanti monumenta doloris
Astruis, & querulis vocibus astra feris.
Me sine abis dilecte? neque amplis ibimus un?
Nec mecum in studiis otia grata teres?
Sed te terra teget, sed fati Gorgonis ora,
Delphinesque, tui signa dolenda dabunt.

That handsome lad, famed throughout all the city, who attracted and tormented tender-hearted girls with his beauty, has perished before his time, mourned by no one more than you, Arestius, to whom he was joined in chaste affection. Therefore you build him a tomb as a memorial of such great love and assail the heavens with cries of grief: Beloved, are you gone away without me? Shall we never be together again? Will you never again spend happy leisure hours with me in study? But the earth will cover you, a Gorgon’s head and dolphins shall provide doleful symbols of your fate.

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Von unzeitigem tod.

CXII.

Der schoen knab, den in unnser stat
Alle jungkfrawen liebten sehr,
Ligt hye begraben durch ungnad
Des tods, mit sonderm layd und schwer
Seins schulgsellen, der im zu ehr
Und klaeglichs tods ewigen bild,
Medusae haupt hat geordnet her,
Auff sein grab, und zwen Delphin wild.

Notes:

1. Textual variant: ‘allexit’.


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  • death of a young person [31E1430] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Fidelity in Friendship; 'Confermatione dell'Amicitia', 'Fede nell'Amicitia' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [56F231(+4):31E] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • historical person (with NAME) other representations to which the NAME of a historical person may be attached (with NAME of person) [61B2(ARESTIUS)3] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • historical person (with NAME) other representations to which the NAME of a historical person may be attached (with NAME of person) [61B2(ARIOSTO, Ludovico)3] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • lamentation (~ burial rites) [4.20E+133] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Mortality, Extinction of Life [58BB1] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Pain, Sorrow, Sadness; 'Dolore', 'Dolore di Zeusi' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [56BB1(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass

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