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Remedio contra luxuria.

TERCETOS.

Entre hojas de lechugas ascondido
Fuè y sepultado Adonis de la hermosa
Venus, despues que fue d’el puerco herido[1]
De aqui mitiga tanto la sabrosa
Lechuga el apetito conçebido,
Quanto inçita la oruga luxuriosa.[2]

Notes:

1.  For the story of Venus and Adonis and his fatal wounding by a wild boar, see Ovid, Metamorphoses, 10.529ff. and 705ff.

2.  See Emblem 174 ([A49a174]). The effects of the plants rocket and lettuce are contrasted at Pliny, Natural History, 19.44.154.


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