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Che’l dolce alle volte diviene Amaro.

Sweetness turns bitter on occasions.


Lunge a la madre il pargoletto Amore
Fura del mele, onde lo punse un’Ape.
Cosi amaro dolor stringe & afferra
Colui, che di dolcezza empie la terra,


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  • bitter (taste) [31A345] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Heartache, Heart-break; 'Affanno', 'Cordoglio' (Ripa) [56BB13] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Pain, Sorrow, Sadness; 'Dolore', 'Dolore di Zeusi' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [56BB1(+4):56F2(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Pleasure, Enjoyment, Joy; 'Allegrezza', 'Allegrezza da le medaglie', 'Allegrezza, letitia e giubilo', 'Diletto', 'Piacere', 'Piacere honesto' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [56B1(+4):56F2(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • sweet (taste) [31A3420] Search | Browse Iconclass

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