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In formosam fato praereptam.[1]

On a beautiful woman, dead before her time

Cur puerum Mors ausa dolis es carpere Amorem?
Tela tua ut iaceret: dum propria esse putat.

Death, why did you so audaciously and with evil intent steal from the boy Love? - So that he might shoot your weapons, thinking them his own?

Notes:

1.  The iconography of the emblems ‘De morte et amore’ (previous emblem) and ‘In formosam fato praereptam’ is confused in many editions.


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