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Qu’el Amor es affecto potentissimo.

SONETO.

La fuerça del leon tiene vencida
Amor si no es de amor jamas vencido,
Que à solo amor ser quiso Amor rendido
A quien no ay cosa que no esté rendida.
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [B5v p26] La rienda tiene en la siniestra assida,
Y el latigo en la diestra està esculpido,
Con este, el apetito es compelido,
Y la razon de aquella està opprimida.
Quien ternà el coraçon a’l sentimiento
Tan echo que no tema aqueste fuego
En ver dar á un leon tan gran tormento?
Dichoso aquel que á tal mal hallò luego
Remedio para echar d’l pensamiento
La pęna de tan gran desasosiego.[1]

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1.  The original Latin emblem is a translation of Anthologia graeca 9.221, an epigram about a seal carved with a representation of Eros driving a chariot drawn by lions. The theme is further developed here.


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Alliances.

Apostrophe.

Sur l’Alliance des Italiens.

Apostrophe.

Ce Lucz formé comme nef piscantine
Propre pour soy prend la Muse Latine
Pren (Duc) ce don, qui te plaise en ce temps
Que commencer alliance pretendz.
Difficile est tant de chordes estendre
Fors qu’au prudent, Si l’une ne veult tendre,
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [B8r p31] Ou rompue est (ce qu’est facilement)
Grace du son se perd totallement.
Ainsi veult Paix l’Italie conjoindre,
Si l’Amour est: rien n’est que doibves craindre.
Si l’ung default (ce que l’on voit souvent)
Celle harmonie est resolue en vent.

Comparaison d’ung Luc, accor-
dé, ou discors: envoyé au Duc
Maximilian soubz figure des al
liances, & Partialitéz d’Italie, mon
strant union estre invincible.


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