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Ce qui estoit pour nourriture tue,
Comme voyez ceste belle chandele.
Ainsi en prend à cestuy-la qui mue
La verité de Dieu, par sa cautele,
Bonne de soy: mais est par l’infidele
Souvent tournee à sa damnation:
Et au croyant donne vie eternele,
Lequel la tient au coeur sans fiction.

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QUO NUTRIT ME CONSUMMAT

What feeds me consumes me

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Ardebam, puro clarissima lumine: sed jam
Me cera extinxit, qui mihi fomes erat.
Tale Dei verbum est cordi letale profano,
Quod menti praebet pabula sancta piae.

I was burning, shining most bright with a pure light, but now the wax which was my kindling has extinguished me. In such a way the word of God which offers nourishment to a faithful mind/soul brings death to an unholy heart.

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