"Amour Dure-Dure Amour "
NOTE & TRADUCTION: in 1890, Violet Paget (Vernon Lee) wrote her tale "Amour Dure-Dure Amour"("Love that lasts, cruel love"). The love of Medea da Carpi cannot fade, but the lover can die. This is the meaning of her device.
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