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Preservatif contre la volupté.

XXX.

De laictues Venus son Adonis couvrit,
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [N2r p195] Quand l’aine avec la dent le sanglier luy ouvrit:[1]
Autant nuit la laictue au champ generatif,
Que la chaude roquette y fait l’homme estre actif.[2]

Commentaires.

La laictue est froide, & partant ennemie au plai-
sir de la couche. Au contraire la roquette est chaude,
& partant incite les personnes au plaisir Venerien.
Pourtant dit-on que Venus couvrit de laictues son
Adonis, apres que le sanglier l’eut tué.

Notes:

1.  For the story of Venus and Adonis and his fatal wounding by a wild boar, see Ovid, Metamorphoses, 10.529ff. and 705ff. Cyprus was one of the main centres of the worship of Venus, hence the name Cypris.

2.  See Emblem 61 ([FALe061]). The effects of the plants rocket and lettuce are contrasted at Pliny, Natural History, 19.44.154.


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