De eadem. (Iam valeat lethale…)


Martha Marchina

Original Text

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



Iam valeat1 lethale Chaos, gemat improba Clotho:       Quando nil majus te, unde triumphet, habet.

1 valeat could mean either “let it be gone” or “let it be strong.” The former is the more likely literal meaning, but Marchina does not shy away from wordplay, so the second meaning may also be implicit.


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