Francesco Petrarca carmina, 22

Reference basis text: A. Hortis, 1874; K. Burdach, 1929; E. Pellegrin, 1955; G. Valentinelli, 1874; F. Novati, 1889; E. Bianchi, 1951; P. de Nolhac, 1907; G. Pizzamiglio, 1976; F. Pellegrini, 1895; G. Billanovich, 1988

Editing of the digital edition: Cristina Zanatta


22. ad Virginem Mariam

O supremum matura parens eternaque semper,

Cuncta movens rapidi pereuntia secula mondi,

Astrorumque opifex totumque emissa per orbem

Lumina diffundens patulas lustrantia terras,

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Luminibusque infunde meis tua sancta tueri

Numina, monstriferi delere piacula fati;

Cumque aderis, suprema dies, lassataque rumpant

Stamina fatales rapido revoluta sorores

Impetu et extreme peragam dispendia vite

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Angelicis sotiare choris pater optime divum

Digneris piceis animamque abnectere flammis.