In Christi Natali.


Martha Marchina

Original Text

Marchina, Martha. Marthae Marchinae virginis Neapolitanae Musa posthuma. 1701, p. 49.


Exiit edictum, ut describeretur universus Orbis. Ad Romam. Felicior universi Orbis descriptio.1

Immensus dum Roma tibi describitur Orbis,       Quis labor innumeros est numerare homines? Unam Virginibus divinam adscribere Matrem       Disce, interque homines adnumerare Deum.

1 This poem refers to the census of Augustus recounted in Luke 2:1-5. See note below on “Ad Beatissimam Virginem Cum Sponso Iosepho Bethleem proficiscentem.”


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