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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

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