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Vis Amoris.

Love’s might

Aligerum fulmen fregit Deus aliger, igne
Dum demonstrat uti est fortior ignis Amor.[1]

The winged god has broken the winged thunderbolt, showing that there is a fire more powerful than fire - and that is Love.

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Force damour.

Le feu damour vainct la tempeste.
Il nest feu qui tant dardeur face.
Car quand quelqung la en la teste,
Il ard au cueur, et en la face.
Juppiter qui la fouldre brasse,
Nen fait point de telle vigueur:
Voire, si luy mesmes lembrasse,
Il sen brusle, & souffre langueur.

Notes:

1. áThis is a translation of Anthologia graeca 16.250.


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  • 'Forza d'amore, Forza d'amore si nell'acqua come in terra' (Ripa) [56F2515] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Strength, Power; 'Fortezza', 'Fortezza d'Animo e di corpo', 'Fortezza del corpo congiunta con la generositÓ dell'animo', 'Fortezza & valore del corpo congiunto con la prudenza & virt¨ del animo', 'Forza' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [54A7(+4):56F2(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass

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