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NOXIA COPULATIO.

FATAL COUPLING

Enecat amplexu serpens hedera arboris altae
Quo sustinetur stipitem.
Sic & amica procax hedera formosior alba,[1]
Lentis adhaerens brachiis:
Quem semel amplexa est: lascivo occÓdit amore
Suggens opes, & sanguinem.

The creeping ivy strangles with its embrace the trunk of the tall tree that sustains it. Just so, a flirtatious girlfriend lovelier than white ivy, clings with soft arms and kills with lustful love, sucking our blood and treasure.

Notes:

1.A bucolic tag: Vergil, Eclogues, 7.38.



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