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Quis mihi det te fratrem meum

Language: Latin

1  Quis mihi det te fratrem meum,
   sugentem ubera matris meæ,
   ut inveniam te foris, et deosculer te,
   et jam me nemo despiciat?
2  Apprehendam te, et ducam in domum matris meæ:
   ibi me docebis,
   et dabo tibi poculum ex vino condito,
   et mustum malorum granatorum meorum.
3  Læva ejus sub capite meo,
   et dextera illius amplexabitur me.
4  Adjuro vos, filiæ Jerusalem,
   ne suscitetis, neque evigilare faciatis dilectam,
   donec ipsa velit.
5  Quæ est ista quæ ascendit de deserto, deliciis affluens,
   innixa super dilectum suum?
   Sub arbore malo suscitavi te;
   ibi corrupta est mater tua,
   ibi violata est genitrix tua.
6  Pone me ut signaculum super cor tuum,
   ut signaculum super brachium tuum,
   quia fortis est ut mors dilectio,
   dura sicut infernus æmulatio:
   lampades ejus lampades ignis atque flammarum.
7  Aquæ multæ non potuerunt extinguere caritatem,
   nec flumina obruent illam.
   Si dederit homo omnem substantiam domus suæ pro dilectione,
   quasi nihil despiciet eam.
8  Soror nostra parva,
   et ubera non habet;
   quid faciemus sorori nostræ
   in die quando alloquenda est?
9  Si murus est,
   ædificemus super eum propugnacula argentea;
   si ostium est, compingamus illud tabulis cedrinis.
10 Ego murus, et ubera mea sicut turris,
   ex quo facta sum coram eo, quasi pacem reperiens.
11 Vinea fuit pacifico in ea quæ habet populos:
   tradidit eam custodibus;
   vir affert pro fructu ejus mille argenteos.
12 Vinea mea coram me est.
   Mille tui pacifici,
   et ducenti his qui custodiunt fructus ejus.
13 Quæ habitas in hortis, amici auscultant;
   fac me audire vocem tuam.
14 Fuge, dilecte mi, et assimilare capreæ,
   hinnuloque cervorum super montes aromatum.


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