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Vis Amoris.

Love’s might

Emblema cvii.

Aligerum fulmen fregit Deus aliger, igne
Dum demonstrat uti est fortior ignis Amor.[1]

The winged god has broken the winged thunderbolt, showing that there is a fire more powerful than fire - and that is Love.

EX quarto[2] Graecorum epigrammaton, quo signi-
ficatur amore strenuo nihil vehementius aut in-
superabilius, adeÚ ut rebus ipsis quae violentissimae
putantur non cedat. Itaque Graecis nominatur
πανδαμάτως.

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Force d’Amour.

CUpidon legier & prompt
La foudre casse & la rompt,
Comme la rendant en pouldre:
Un homme sage & accort
SÁet le feu d’amour plus fort
Que n’est celuy de la fouldre.

CEstuy est du quatriesme des epigram-
mes Grecs: par lequel est entendu qu’il
n’y a rien plus vehement ou invincible que
le courageux amour, de maniere qu’il ne ce-
de point aux choses mesmes que l’on estime
plus violentes & fortes ŗ ceste occasion les
Grecs l’ont nommť tout-vainqueur, ou sur-
monte-tout.

Notes:

1.This is a translation of Anthologia graeca 16.250.

2.Corrected from the Errata


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Potentissimus affectus Amor.

Love, the all-powerful emotion

Aspice ut invictus vires auriga leonis
Expressus gemma pusio vincat Amor.
Utque manu hac scuticam teneat, hac flectat habenas:
Utque sit in pueri plurimus ore decor.[1]
Dira lues procul esto, feram qui vincere talem
Est potis, ŗ nobis temperet an ne manus? [2]

Look - here’s Love the lad, carved on a gem. See how he rides triumphant in his chariot and subdues the lion’s might. How in one hand he holds a lash, with the other he guides the reins, and on his countenance rests the loveliness of youth. - Dread pestilence keep far away. Would one who has the power to conquer such a beast keep his hands from us?

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Amour affection trespuissante.

Pensez a ce petit chartier,
Qui sceit mettre au joug les Lyons,
Nous pourra il point chastier,
Et ouvrer sur ce que voulions?
Noz cueurs dont fault que allieurs plions:
Car sil est puissant pour telz bestes,
Pensez vous que nous en allions,
Sans quil nous lie cueurs & testes?

Notes:

1.In some editions, this sequence of subjunctives is changed to indicative.

2.This 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.


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