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Abraham Janssens II, Allegorie van de lente
Abraham Janssens, Allegorie van de lente

Cras amet qui numquam amavit, quique amavit cras amet!
ver novum, ver iam canorum; vere natus orbis est,
vere concordant amores, vere nubunt alites,
et nemus comam resolvit de maritis imbribus.
cras amorum Copulatrix inter umbras arborum
implicat casas virentes de flagello myrteo;
cras Dione iura dicit fulta sublimi throno.
cras amet qui numquam amavit, quique amavit cras amet!
(Pervigilium Veneris 1-8)

Let him love tomorrow who has never loved and let he who has loved love tomorrow.
New spring, singing spring! The world is born in spring!
Loves harmonize in spring, birds marry in spring,
And the forest releases a marriage shower of leaves.
Tomorrow the union of loves among arboreal shades
interweaves lively youths in a cottage with her myrtle vine:
Tomorrow Dione, propped upon her lofty throne, declares the laws.
Let him love tomorrow who has never loved and let he who has loved love tomorrow.
(tr. David Camden)

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