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Contrepoison de Venus.

Par dent de porc, mort Adonis le beau:
Venus luy feit es Laictues tombeau:[1]
D’ond la Laictue autant peut resister
Au faict d’amour, que Rocquete exciter.[2]

La Rocquete eschauffe, & la Laictue refroi-
dit. Par lesquelles deux herbes est donné ŕ en-
tendre que raison, & temperance de vivre a-
mortit le feu de Luxure, que intemperance enflamble.


1.  For the story of Venus and Adonis and his fatal wounding by a wild boar, see Ovid, Metamorphoses, 10.529ff. and 705ff.

See Emblem 66 ([FALb066]). The effects of the plants rocket and lettuce are contrasted at Pliny, Natural History, 19.44.154.

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