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Potentia Amoris.

The power of Love

Emblema cvi.

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.

ID etiam ex Graeco: ex quo discimus Amorem &
in terris & in aquis imperium obtinere in quod-
cúnque animantium genus, quod ostenditur sym-
bolo rosae sive floris, qui terram, & piscis, qui mare
designat.

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Puissance d’Amour.

VOy l’Amour paisible, humain,
Et qui traitte d’une main
Un poisson, d’autre une rose:
Tout nud sans arc, & sans trait:
A le voir ainsi pourtrait,
Il n’y a si douce chose.
La Rose qu’en main il tient,
Et le poisson qu’il soutient,
C’est un expres & vray signe,
Qu’il pretend resolument
Autant de commandement
En terre qu’en la marine.

CEstuy est aussi du Grec: dont nous som-
mes enseignez qu’Amour a commen-
dement & sur la terre & sur l’eau à l’endroit
de toutes sortes d’animaux, ce que se mon-
tre par la rose ou fleur, qui signifie la terre:
& par le poisson, qui represente la mer.

Notes:

1.  These were traditional attributes of Cupid (Love). See [FALc109] and [FALc113].

2.  Variant reading in 1550, Scilicet et terrae iura dat ..., ‘to be sure he imposes his rule both on land ...’.


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Potentia Amoris.

The power of Love

LXXVI.

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.

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.

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Gewalt der Lieb.

LXXVI.

Sih wie Cupido on all sein wehr
Hie ploß stet gmalt, und freuntlich lacht,
Als ob er niembt zu schaden bger,
Zaygt doch darneben an sein macht,
Zu lannd und meêr, das nim dier acht
Bey dem fisch und bluem so er tregt,
Es furcht sein regiment, und pracht,
Was sich in aller welt erregt.

Notes:

1.  These were traditional attributes of Cupid (Love). See [A42b081] and [A42b097].


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