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7 in modern editions), the elegy wherein the persona's penis becomes flaccid before intercourse, "ueluti gelida mea membra acuta / segnia propositum destituere meurn" (It mocked me, hung down the head and suncke).
Vitio dant gelidiorem eam atque asperiorem esse: niue, grandine ac gelu totam perhorrere; perpetua imbrium uicissitudine terram adobruere, turbines tempestates ac procellas secum inuehere, nudam prorsus esse ac spoliatam /[27v] omni qua florum, qua herbarum amoenitate, inclemens caelum incultam tellurem, impacatum mare reddere; suo uictu homines, suo pastu feras, suo cibo uolucres destituere, omnia a se rigore atque horrore nimio absterrere, omniumque animos non ficta et adumbrata sed uera germanaque maestitia (19) contrahere.