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La luxure.

LXI.

Le Chevrepied Faunus, s’entourant de roquette,[1]
De luxure excessive est signe manifeste.
La roquette & le bouc la luxure designent:
Les Satyres souvent apres Nymphes trepignent.[2]

Commentaires.

Les naturalistes tiennent la roquette estre extre-
mement chaude, & qui provoque merveilleusement
à luxure. Les Satyres sont celebrés par les poëtes,
pour estre merveilleusement ardents à ce mestier.

Notes:

1.  Rocket is described as herba salax at Ovid, Ars amatoria, 4.22. Pliny, Natural History, 10.83.182 and 19.44.154, lists it as an aphrodisiac.

2.  Satyrs were creatures half-human, half-goat in form, like Faunus, and Pan with whom Faunus was often identified. See emblems ([FALe077]), and ([FALd105]). Cf. Horace, Odes, 3.18.1: ‘Faunus, you who lust after the fleeing nymphs’.



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