Filthy Friday: She Shits Violets

Antonio Beccadelli, Hermaphroditus 1.18:

“The Graces and Venus chose to live in Alda’s eyes –

even Cupid himself smiles through her lips.

She never pisses, but if she ever does, it is pure balsam;

she never shits, but if she ever does shit, she shits violets.”

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Aldae oculis legere domum Charitesque Venusque,
ridet et in labiis ipse Cupido suis.
Non mingit, verum si meiit, balsama mingit ;
non cacat, aut violas, si cacat, Alda cacat.

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