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Vis Amoris.

Love’s might


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.

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Force d’Amour.


Le feu d’Amour vainct la tempeste,
Il n’est feu qui tant d’ardeur face.
Car quand quelqu’ng l’a en la teste,
Il ard au cueur, et en la face.
Jupiter, qui la fouldre brasse,
N’en fait point de telle vigueur:
Voire, si luy mesmes l’embrasse,
Il s’en brusle, & souffre langueur.


1. áThis is a translation of Anthologia graeca 16.250.

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