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Mirabile de equa.

An extraordinary fact about a mare.

In mulieres nimium sibi ex forma placentes.

On women who are too admiring of their own appearance.

Si semel in placida formam conspexerit unda
Mitis equa, horrendam vertitur in rabiem.
Sicque puella suae nimium sibi conscia formae,
In veneris citius dulcia furta ruit.

If a gentle mare should catch sight of her beauty [or appearance] in some still water, she is driven into a terrible frenzy. And in the same way a girl who is too conscious of her own beauty [or appearance], rather swiftly rushes headlong into the sweet artifices of love.

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