Ad latus Christi


Martha Marchina

Original Text

Marchina, Martha. Marthae Marchinae virginis Neapolitanae Musa posthuma. 1701, p. 60.


Lancea perfossum.1 Distich.

Cor,2 dilecte, mihi referas, mihi pectora pandis?       Ingrediar tandem; tunc mihi claude sinus.

1 Following John 19:34, After Jesus had died, the soldiers conducting the crucifixion pierced his side with a lance and water and blood flowed forth. 2 Cor here is taken as vocative, although it could be the direct object of referas.


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