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The inscription, in Latin, sounds remarkably like Spenser's 'Masque of Cupid' from the 'Faerie Queen' in which Cupid is in procession with many vices. Perhaps this is the text from which Spenser based his poem.

  • Presented by Mrs Angela Thirkell, 1952.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -

Inscriptions

Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
SUPERBIA Cetera qui supero - memet te ans cendere quero Sactantia Extello verbis me magna loquendo superbis. Inobedientia Nescio parere, michi jura recudo tenera. Ypoerisis. Quod videor grata mihi dat intus simulata. Presumpcio. Me credo tante quod sim par jure tonanti. Contempcio. Hesi pari reputo que meliora puto Pertinacia. Nec male concepta mutabo nec ['^'] male cepta. Invidia. Prospera cum video, protinus invideo. Detraccio. Detrapo dire si quid fieri puto recte Odium Est mihi solus amor quod nec amo nec amor. Discordia. Consona discordare facit discordia corda IRA Nulla fugit diva mea mens cum fervet in irce accidia. Tristitiam genero, nil praeter te dia quero AVARITIA Estiat in cupido pro me sine lege cupido LUXURIA Servio sic ventri quod honestia recuso teneri.
Inscription middle right Handwritten - a poem in Latin. written by the artist
 

Literature

Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 82

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