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In momentaneam felicitatem.

Transitory success

LXVIII.

AŰriam propter crevisse Cucurbita pinum
Dicitur, & grandi luxuriasse coma.
C¨m ramos complexa, ipsumque egressa cacumen,
Se praestare aliis credidit arboribus.
Cui pinus, nimium brevis est haec gloria: nam te
Protin¨s adveniet quae malŔ perdat[1] hyems.

A gourd, it is said, grew beside a lofty pine and flourished with abundant foliage. When it had enveloped the branches and grown taller than the tree-top, it then thought itself superior to the other trees. The pine said to it: This glory is exceedingly brief. For winter will shortly come which will utterly destroy you.

Link to an image of this pageá Link to an image of this page á[K6r p155]

Von kurtzwirigem gluck.

LXVIII.

Es wuech▀ bey einer Feychten hoch
Ein Curbis gar in kurtzer zeyt
So vast, das er sy uberkroch,
Acht sich des gar stoltz und gmeyd,
Als wer sein gleich nit nah und weyt:
Sagt im die Feycht, nun harr und peyt,
Schier kumbt des kalten windter schneyd,
Nimbt dier allen deinn stoltz und freyd.

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1. áTextual variant: ‘perdet’.


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  • winter, 'Hyems'; 'Inverno' (Ripa) [23D41] Search | Browse Iconclass
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  • Turn of Fate, Wheel of Fortune (+ emblematical representation of concept) [54F121(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
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  • Honour, Glory; 'Ampiezza della Gloria', 'Gloria', 'Gloria de prencipi', 'Gloria & Honore', 'Honore', 'SublimatÓ della Gloria' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [59B31(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass

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Que el virtuoso Amor venze Ó Cupido.

Ottava rhima.

A’l fuego d’el Amor con otro fuego,
Con arco a’l arco, Ó alas con las alas
La Nemesis dom˛, porque Amor šiego
(Como las hizo) suffra cosas malas.
No le basta llorar, no basta ruego,
Escupese tres vezes en sus galas,
Con fuego el fuego (gran cosa) se inflamma
D’el Amor aborreze Amor la llamma.[1]

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1. áThis is based on Anthologia graeca 16.251. The punishment of Cupid (Amor) for the hurt he inflicts on men is a common theme in Hellenistic Greek poetry and art. This punishment is often carried out by Nemesis, goddess of retribution. Cupid’s arrows and torch are taken from him and destroyed, and he himself is bound, beaten, burned, and pricked with his own arrows.


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