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Pan piedebouc, couronné de Rocquette,
De grand luxure est symbole, ou marquette.
Rocquette est chaude, & bouc luxurieux,[1]
Et les Satyrs des Nymphes amoureux.[2]

Ceste enseigne de luxure est prinse sur la nature de
l’herbe Rocquette esmouvant ŕ paillardise, &
de la beste boucquine tresluxurieuse, donnant ŕ
entendre, que luxure eschaulfe ardemment: & puys
put villainement.


1.  Rocket is described as herba salax at Ovid, Ars amatoria, 4.22. Pliny, Natural History, 10.83.182 and 19.44.154, lists it as an aphrodisiac.

2.  Satyrs were creatures half-human, half-goat in form, like Faunus, and Pan with whom Faunus was often identified. See emblems 91 ([A58a091]), and 115 ([A58a115]). Cf. Horace, Odes, 3.18.1: ‘Faunus, you who lust after the fleeing nymphs’.

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  • Licentiousness, Lasciviousness; 'Lascivia', 'Licenza' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [57AA51(+4)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Licentiousness, Lasciviousness; 'Lascivia', 'Licenza' (Ripa) (+ personification) [57AA51(+1)] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • Lust, Luxury, 'Luxuria'; 'Lussuria' (Ripa) ~ personification of one of the Deadly Sins [11N36] Search | Browse Iconclass
  • nymphs (in general); 'Ninfe in commune' (Ripa) [92L3] Search | Browse Iconclass

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