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Vain wits and eyes,

Leave, and be wise ; Abuse not, shun not holy tire. But with true tears wash off

mire. Tears and these flames will soon grow kinde, And mix an eye-salve for the blinde. Tears cleanse and supple without fail, And fire will purge your callous veyl. Then comes the light! which when you spy, And see your nakedness thereby, Praise him who dealt his gifts so free, In tears to you, in fire to me.

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AUTHORIS (DE SE) EMBLEMA.

Tentâsti, fateor, sine vulnere sæpius, et me

Consultum voluit Vox, sine voce, frequens; Ambivit placido divinior aura meatu,

Et frustrà sancto murmure præmonuit. Surdus eram, mutusque Silex: Tu (quanta tuorum

Cura tibi est !) aliâ das renovare viâ ; Permutas curam: jamque irritatus Amorem

Posse negas, et vim, Vi, superare paras ; Accedis propior, molemque, et Saxea rumpis

Pectora, fitque Caro, quod fuit ante Lapis. En lacerum! Celosque tuos ardentia tandem

Fragmenta, et liquidas ex Adamante genas! Sic olim undantes Petras, Scopulosque vomentes

Curâsti, O populi providus usque tui! Quam miranda tibi manus est! Moriendo, revixi;

Et fractas jam sum ditior inter opes.

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