Fascinating Emblems

This is Emblem 156 from Alciato’s “Book of Emblems.”  If you enjoy deciphering this as much as I do,  then you’ll enjoy visiting this site containing all of Alciato’s Emblems: http://www.mun.ca/alciato/

Emblem 156

On a beautiful maiden snatched away by fate

Why did you dare, o Death, to mislead the boy Love by guile,

so that he would shoot your weapons thinking they were his?

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