Poem, (1617), Joachim Morsius to Paulus Merula

From Theatrum Paracelsicum
Author: Joachim Morsius
Type: Poem
Date: [1617]
Pages: 1
Language: Latin
Quote as: https://www.theatrum-paracelsicum.com/index.php?curid=5918
Editor: Edited by Julian Paulus
Paulus Merula, Oratio posthuma. De natura Reip. Batavicae, ed. Joachim Morsius, Leiden: Jacob Marcus 1618, sig. ):(1v [BP.Morsius.1618-01]
Abstract: The text depicts Merula's transcendence beyond earthly limits, observed by an envious figure. This envy is overcome by a moment of realization and shame upon witnessing Merula's dying visage, leading to an admission of guilt. (generated by Chat-GPT)
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[sig. ):(1v] In Viri Clarissimi Pavli Mervlae obitum, Ioachimi Morsii Epigramma.

Viderat æthereos Mervlam transcendere fines,
Nec Batavis claudi nomine limitibus:
Viderat, & cæco stagnans livore, Roseti
Sub iuga lethiferis Morta quatit stimulis.
Mox vbi conspexit vultum morientis & ora,
Ipsa suum fassa est crimen & eribuit.

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On the death of the most illustrious Paul Merula, an epigram by Joachim Morsius.

He had seen Merula surpass the heavenly boundaries, not to be confined by the name or limits of the Dutch: He saw, and, stagnant with blind envy, Roseti was shaken under the yoke by Morta's deadly spurs. But as soon as he glimpsed the face and expression of the dying man, he confessed his own crime and blushed with shame.