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Adversus naturam peccantes.[1]

Those sinning against nature.


Turpe quidem dictu, sed & est res improba factu,
Excipiat siquis choenice ventris onus.
Mensuram, legisque modum hoc excedere sanctae est,
Quale sit incesto pollui adulterio.[2]

It is certainly foul as a deed but also a wicked thing to speak of, if someone were to empty the burden of his bowels into a bushel-box. This means exceeding the measure and limit of divine law as it would be defiled by impure adultery.


1.  With thanks to the commentary supplied on the Memorial website.

2.  This emblem is omitted in most editions.

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