In eodem Natali die.


Martha Marchina

Original Text

Marchina, Martha. Marthae Marchinae virginis Neapolitanae Musa posthuma. 1701, p. 48.


Super illud Non erat ei locus in diversorio.1

Egreditur patriis expulsus moenibus Urbis       Felix intacta cum Genitrice senex, Scilicet his tectis tantus non clauditur ignis,       Tanta nec angusto condita gaza sinu.

1 A reference to the Nativity account Luke 2:4-7. While in the city of Bethlehem, the ancestral home of Joseph, Mary went into labor. However, the city was so full of people gathered for the census that there were no spare rooms available. According to church tradition, Mary instead gave birth in a stable.


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