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Amour trespuissante affection.


Regarde amour enfant, en gemme estant,
Au char tirer fors Lyons soubz mettant,
Tenant la bride en main le fouet au poin,
Comme en l’enfant est grand beauté. Soit loing
Ce mal qui fait tel brut obtemperer,
Ses mains de nous pourroit il temperer?[1]

L’homme doit fuyr amour, par l’exemple des be-
stes qui en deviennent enragées, mesme le Lyon.


1.  This is a translation of Anthologia graeca 9.221, an epigram about a seal carved with a representation of Eros driving a chariot drawn by lions.

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