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Invidia.

Envy

LXIIII.

Squallida vipereas manducans foemina carnes,
Cuique dolent oculi,[1] quaeque suum cor edit,
Quam macies, & pallor habent, spinosaque gestat
Tela manu, talis pingitur invidia.[2]

A filthy woman chewing the flesh of vipers, whose eyes give her pain, who gnaws her own heart, in the grip of emaciation and pallor, carrying prickly sticks in her hand - thus is Envy depicted.

Notes:

1.  Oculi dolent is a proverbial expression, referring to the pain of seeing what one does not like.

2.  This description is taken from Ovid, Metamorphoses, 2.760ff., a depiction of the House of Envy.


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    EMBLEMA CXLI.

    Invidia.

    Envy

    Squallida vipereas manducans foemina carnes,
    Cuique dolent oculi[1] quaeque suum cor edit,
    Quam macies, & pallor habent, spinosaque gestat
    Tela manu. Talis pingitur invidia.[2]

    A filthy woman chewing the flesh of vipers, whose eyes give her pain, who gnaws her own heart, in the grip of emaciation and pallor, carrying prickly sticks in her hand - thus is Envy depicted.

    Das CXLI.

    Verbunst.

    Ein garstig, heßlich, scheutzlich Weib
    Das der Schlangen fleisch frist und leib
    Mit einem blöden bösen Gsicht
    Und das ir eigen Hertz hinricht
    Die auch bleich gel dür und verzert
    Ist und mit scharpffen dornen gwert
    Die sie in der Hand tregt so grassz
    Wirt gmalt die verbunst neid und hassz.

    Notes:

    1.  Oculi dolent is a proverbial expression, referring to the pain of seeing what one does not like.

    2.  This description is taken from Ovid, Metamorphoses, 2.760ff., a depiction of the House of Envy.


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