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Che si dee rimover l’Ignoranza.

Ignorance must be done away with.


Che Mostro questo? Sphinge perche serba.
Faccia di donna, e le sue membra veste
Piume d’augello, e di Leone ha i piede?
Dinota l’ignoranza, che procede
Da tre cagioni; o da intellecto lieve,
O da vaghezza d’i piacer mondani,
O da Superbia, che virtu corrompe.
Ma l’huom, che sa perch’egli nato, a questa
S’oppone; e vincitor felice vive.


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  • fabulous beings with wings [31A458] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Self-knowledge (+ emblematical representation of concept) [52A53(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
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  • Pleasure, Enjoyment, Joy; 'Allegrezza', 'Allegrezza da le medaglie', 'Allegrezza, letitia e giubilo', 'Diletto', 'Piacere', 'Piacere honesto' (Ripa) [56B1] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Licentiousness, Lasciviousness; 'Lascivia', 'Licenza' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [57AA51(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Pride, Loftiness; 'Alterezza in persona nata povera civile' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [57AA64(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass

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Che la lettera occide, e lo spirito porge vita.

The letter kills and the spirit gives life


I fratelli, che nacquer de la terra
D’i denti seminati del Serpente,
Fecero insieme l’uno a l’altro guerra.
E s’occisero molti parimente,
Palla serbonne alcun, che su la terra
Diposer l’arme, e unirsi finalmente.
Cadmo trov le lettre, ond’; inquieta
L’alma, se la prudenza non l’acqueta.


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  • Wisdom; 'Sapienza', 'Sapienza humana', 'Sapienza vera' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [52A51(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • proverbs, sayings, etc. (with TEXT) [86(LITERA OCCIDIT: SPIRITUS VIVIFICAT)] Search | Browse Iconclass

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