In funere


Martha Marchina

Original Text

Marchina, Martha. Marthae Marchinae Virginis Neapolitanae Musa Posthuma. Google Books. Romae: apud Antonium Bulifon, 1701, p. 125.


Illustriss. Lucretiae Bevilaquae Scotae.1 Distichon.

Sidereos iam tuta potes transcendere lucos       Retia sunt supera quando soluta manu.

1 See the following for a biography of the woman who is likely Marchina’s subject in this poem and the following two: Smeraldi, Orazio. italic text. Italy: nella stamperia ducale di Giouanni Bazachi, 1670. Link here.


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