Extinctum preciosa Venus plorabat Adonim;
quum super accessit pulcher Apollo & ait,
Una, soror, te cura angit; me bina remordet,
usque adeo, laetus sim licet, ut doleam.
cari inquam semper vivetis amores,
dura nimis Daphne; fauste Hyacinthe parum.
----Faustus Sabaeus, Picta Poesis Ovidiana (1580)
While darling Venus was weeping over her slain Adonis,
Pretty Apollo wandered over and told her,
“Oh sister, one loss pains you, but
I suffer twice as much.
Although I appear happy, I am still grieving them.
My darling loves will forever live on,
Daphne, who had too much pride
And Hyacinthus, who had too little luck."
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