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Que en el matrimonio se requiere reverencia.

Ottava rhima.

Quando de Venus en furor se enšiende
La bivora y se allega Ó la ribera
Pidiendo con silvar lo que pretende
A la Muręna faz’ [=haz’] salir Ó fuera á[M]
Que con presteša da lo que ya entiende
Mostrando Ó los casados la manera
Como Ó de ser el thalamo tratado
Con animo de entrambos conšertado.[1]

[Marginalia - link to text]Lamprea.

Notes:

1. áFor the mating of the viper with the moray eel, see Pliny, Natural History 9.39.76; Aelian, De natura animalium 1.50; 9.66. The viper spits out the poison in order to be gentle and safe for the union.


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REVERENTIAM IN MATRIMO
NIO REQUIRI .

Respect is required in marriage

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Cum furit in Venerem, pelagi se in littore sistit,
Vipera, & ab stomacho dira venena vomit.
Murenamque ciens ingentia sybila tollit,
At subito amplexus appetit illa viri.[1]
Maxima debetur thalamo reverentia, coniunx,
Alterum debet coniugi & obsequium.

When the viper is sexually aroused, it stations itself on the seashore and ejects the dread poisons from its gut. To summon the moray eel, it raises a loud hissing, and suddenly she comes to the embrace of her mate. - Great reverence is owed to the marriage bed, and the partners owe each other mutual respect.

Notes:

1. áFor the mating of the viper with the moray eel, see Pliny, Natural History 9.39.76; Aelian, De natura animalium 1.50; 9.66. The viper spits out the poison in order to be gentle and safe for the union.


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