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IN MORTEM PRAEPROPERAM.

Untimely death

Emblema 155.

Qui teneras forma allexit, torsitque puellas,
Pulchrior, & tota nobilis urbe puer,
Occidit ante diem nulli mage flendus Aristi [=Aresti] ,
Quam tibi, cui casto iunctus amore fuit.
Ergo illi tumulum tanti monumenta doloris
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [Zz6r f366r as 365] Astruis, & querulis vocibus astra feris.
Me sine abis, dilecte? neque amplius ibimus una?
Nec mecum in studiis otia grata teres?
Sed te terra teget, sed fati, Gorgonis ora,
Delphinisque [=Delphines] tui signa dolenda dabunt.

That handsome lad, famed throughout all the city, who attracted and tormented tender-hearted girls with his beauty, has perished before his time, mourned by no one more than you, Arestius, to whom he was joined in chaste affection. Therefore you build him a tomb as a memorial of such great love and assail the heavens with cries of grief: Beloved, are you gone away without me? Shall we never be together again? Will you never again spend happy leisure hours with me in study? But the earth will cover you, a Gorgon’s head and dolphins shall provide doleful symbols of your fate.


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  • death of a young person [31E1430] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • lamentation (~ burial rites) [4.20E+133] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • student love [49B4423] Search | Browse Iconclass
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  • Mortality, Extinction of Life [58BB1] Search | Browse Iconclass
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