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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 111

Anteros: the love of virtue overcoming the other Cupid

Nemesis has painted the winged enemy of winged Love, overcoming bow with bow, and fire with fire, so that he suffers what he's done to others. But this boy who once bore his arrows undaunted now weeps wretchedly. Three times he spits in the innermost part of his bosom. A marvelous thing, fire is burned by fire, and Love hates the madness of Love.