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Puissance d’Amour.

LXXVI.

Vois-tu Amour riant, & d’un regard
Doux & benin, sans son brandon qui ard,

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Et sans son arc, & sans flesches qu’il tire?
L’une des mains pourquoy tient elle fleurs,
L’autre un poisson?[1] pour enseigner plusieurs,
Qu’en terre & mer il estend son empire.

commentaires.

Le petit enfant Cupidon est icy depeinct nud, sou-
riant, & d’un regard fort bening & amiable: Il n’a
avec soy ny arc, ny dards, ny feu. En l’une des mains
il tient des fleurs, & en l’autre un poisson, faisant par
là congnoistre son pouvoir & en mer & en terre.
Car les fleurs signifient la terre, & le poisson nous de-
note la mer. Le vray moyen de rendre ses traicts inu-
tiles, c’est de n’estre jamais oisif, & ne s’eslonger
jamais du chemin de la vertu.

Notes:

1.  These were traditional attributes of Cupid (Love). See [FALd081] and [FALd097].


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  • Strength, Power; 'Fortezza', 'Fortezza d'Animo e di corpo', 'Fortezza del corpo congiunta con la generosit� dell'animo', 'Fortezza & valore del corpo congiunto con la prudenza & virt� del animo', 'Forza' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of conce [54A7(+4):56F2(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
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POTENTIA AMORIS.

The power of Love

Emblema 105.

Nudus Amor viden ut ridet, placidumque tuetur?
Nec faculas, nec quae cornua flectat, habet:[1]
Altera sed manuum flores gerit, altera piscem,
Scilicet ut terrae iura det, atque mari.[2]

Do you see how Love, all naked, smiles, do you see his gentle glance? He has no torches, nor a bow to bend, but in one of his hands he holds flowers, in the other a fish, to impose his rule, of course, on land and sea.

Notes:

1.  These were traditional attributes of Cupid (Love). See [A15a108] and [A15a112].

2.  Variant reading, Scilicet et terrae iura dat ..., ‘to be sure he imposes his rule both on land ...’.


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